A living room is the foundation of any home. The living room is where we spend most of our time and family time. It’s the entry point when we come home from work or school and to relax after a long day at work. As such, it should be considered a necessity that deserves careful planning. Here are some tips to help you plan your living room and buy living room furniture in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
Determine the space you have available
After you have found your ideal living place, you should determine the space that you have available for living room furniture. Take measurements and note the distance from one wall to another and from one piece of furniture to another. Consider how much traffic your room gets on a daily basis; the space should be big enough to accommodate activities such as reading, watching television, board games, and other entertaining guests. It should also be spacious enough to let your kids run around without bumping into a wall or tripping over a piece of furniture.
Consider the size of your furniture
While it might look great in a catalog, you must realize that you won’t be able to move furniture around at will if the stated measurements are too tall or too wide. It is always good to check the dimensions in real life before you buy anything especially when you don’t have time to return it and get your money back. A simple way of doing so is by visiting your local home furnishing store and taking measurements with a tape measurer. This way you can get an idea of how much space your furniture takes up and if you can fit all the furniture in your room.
Find pieces that are complementary to each other
When trying to come up with ideas for your living room, it is not a good idea to get too caught up on one piece of living room furniture when you could find a collection of complementary pieces instead. For example, there is nothing wrong with buying a sectional sofa if you want it in a particularly shape, size or color. However, it is also possible to buy a loveseat and two armchairs that match the style of your sectional sofa. You will then have several pieces of furniture that work well together but don’t necessarily have to match.