Choosing The Right Furniture For Your Living Room

By: Sarika Kabra

You have been thinking hard recently about how to refurbishyour house to spruce it up and make it more smart and modern, but don’t knowwhere to start? Worry not, for after going through this article you will have afairly good idea of how and where to do the needful for giving that new lookyou to your house you so desire.

You can hire a good interior designer to suggest you themesand a layout for your house. The professionals usually have a good knowledge ofwhat is available in the market to suit each budget and taste, and would beable to advise you on this aspect as well. They would probably be able tosuggest a theme to suit your personal preferences and help you make yourdecisions accordingly.

Alternatively, you could use your own ingenuity andknowledge to save on costs, as hiring a professional can be prohibitivelyexpensive. You would have to gain knowledge, though, and it would require someamount of time and effort to study the market and decide what you want.

Let us start with the room your guests are likely to see andappreciate first when they come to visit after you have re-decorated your pad –the living room.

Start with a theme – you can decide on a traditional or amodern look. While hand crafted stuff like bamboo furniture is more suited tothe traditional look, the modern look and feel is accentuated by the use ofsmart wooden or leather furniture. A set of leather sofas adds a touch of class toany living room, and is associated with aristocracy and elegance. You canchoose from a variety of colors such as black, brown, red etc to go with theoverall look of your room. Choose black or dark brown for a touch ofsophistication that gels with your overall image. Brighter shades like red orgreen would look good if you have overall designer settings. Even if the colorof your set is a sober black or brown, you can add red leather recliners to add a dash of colorto the settings.

Look at the placement of your sectional sofas next. Preferably, thelargest piece; i.e. the three or five-seater, should be placed along thelongest wall. If your settings are in a large hall, place your five-seater sothat it does not constrict the entry and the exit spaces. Place the singlepieces evenly in comparison to the three/five-seater. They can either be placedalong one side of your living room, or placed one each on either side of themain sofa. The latter is better if you have another sofa set to place, or havea five-piece set that needs more space, and would balance out the settings. Ifyou have a stand-alone leather recliner, it is best placed in a corner where itwill go well with the sitting pattern. Children generally love recliners, as itoffers them a degree of comfort exceeding the normal sofas.

Look for a smart center table to go with the overallsettings. Glass tops are mostly preferred for their elegant looks and largevariety in which they are available. A combination of a glass top and chrome-platedframe is the latest ‘in’ thing, and will definitely give that extra speciallook to your room.

So don’t just procrastinate. Go ahead and make a startArticle Search, andI am sure you will soon end up with a living room you will be happy to inviteyour guests to.

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