Living room, how and what??
Living room is where you spend quality time with your family and friends. Once it is well decorated and designed the enjoyment that it brings to you and your loved ones is priceless. Here are the basic steps for furnishing your living room:
Decide budget and how to utilize living room
Below is a guide to assist in determining type of furniture, design themes and colours to be incorporated in your living room within certain budget.
Allocate your space based on practical approach and how many people will occupy the living room on a normal basis. This is necessary to decide on the appropriate couch and other furniture.
Consider the aesthetics of the room and how you want it to look.
Majority of living rooms come with television set and most likely the room is evolving around it. Decide on the screen size and television placement before decorating; avoid placing it in a spot with excessive window glare or source of light. You may also consider entertainment system and cabinet to go along with it.
Measure the length and width of your living room before buying any furniture. Determine where you want to position each piece of furniture and the proper measurements for that area.
Decide on your interior design theme before purchasing any furniture in order to achieve the desired aesthetic. Here are a few suggestion themes for living room:
Minimalist – emphasizes on essentials only
Industrial – Inject some industrial illusion into your space
Modern – For the young and on the go
Vintage – For those who appreciate antiques and flea market items
Scandinavian – For those who love mixture of modern and natural beauty
Following are the necessary furniture to complete your living room:
Consider getting one longer couch (seating 4-5) and one smaller one (seating 2-3). Place them perpendicular to one another. Or you could opt for a single L-shape couch.
This will placed at the center room, and can be used for magazines, books, and remotes. Couch should be placed around the coffee table.
To provide additional seating and tea time relaxation.
These serve as points of reference to determine what direction to point your furniture in. If you don’t have either of these items, then face your couches and chairs toward one another with a coffee table in the middle
Once you have gotten the essentials, its time for decorative items. Listed below are the common decorative items depending on preference:
- Art work on wall, figurines or picture frames
Lamps for additional lighting
Curtains or blinds for windows
These are the basic and most important steps for planning and budgeting for furniture in your living room.