Apart from your bedroom, the living room is one area in your home where you spend the most time relaxing and lounging. It is also the favorite gathering place for families and guests. If you want your living room to be inviting, but at the same time stylish, you need to select furniture and accessories that exude warmth but at the same time express your aesthetic.
But you cannot buy living room furniture on impulse. You need to consider several factors such as the available space, your budget, and the style you are going for. Fortunately, there is no shortage of options when it comes to finding the best pieces of furniture to decorate your living room. Here is our list of essential pieces a modern and comfortable living room needs.
A good-quality sofa
The sofa is the focal point of every living room. It is also one of the most expensive pieces you will buy. A good-quality sofa will last several years of heavy use, which is why you need to consider your options carefully. If you want maximum durability, leather is your best bet. But not everyone likes the look and feel of leather. As such, there are other excellent choices, such as fabric sofas that come in a variety of styles and colors to suit all kinds of interior design.
A reclining chair
A lot of people love to spend time sitting on a recliner while watching television. Although recliners tend to look bulky and masculine, there are modern takes on this piece of furniture that come in trendier designs that will not look like a large piece in the corner of your living room. While looking for affordable recliners, pay attention to the design and choose one that matches with other pieces in your living room.
Adding a coffee table in your living room allows you to add accessories that will bring to life your design. Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes and are made with a wide variety of materials to match your other living room furniture. Coffee tables are also versatile and useful. You can choose a chest-like coffee table if you want extra storage for books and magazines.
Side tables and other accessories
In addition to a coffee table, you need side tables and accessories that will tie together your living room décor. Lamps, a small bookshelf, houseplants, and some paintings will add splashes of color and are all smart uses of space. Be careful not to overcrowd your living room. Keep the room bright and airy by making sure that you leave enough room to move around in.
An area rug
Another must-have accessory a living room needs is an area rug. A rug gives character to a room and brings together all the other design elements. In choosing a rug, consider the pattern and how it complements your chosen furniture. A rug can become an expression of your personality but be careful not to pick one that will overpower the other furnishings you have chosen.