Have you ever wondered how to choose living room furniture? The living room is one of the busiest rooms in your house, after the kitchen. This is the room where most families choose to spend their extra time, so it needs to be a comfortable and welcoming room for all. Here are a few tips for choosing the right living room furniture.
Measure Your Living Room
Remember when you thought math wouldn’t come in handy once you were out of school? Well, you were wrong. First and foremost of our living room furniture buying tips is to measure your living room before you visit our store. It’s important for you to know how much space you have available for your furniture. This will tell you how much you can get without making the room feel crowded. It’s easy to have big eyes when you shop, but furniture usually turns out to be much bigger than you realize once you get it out of the large, open spaces of a showroom floor.
Consider the Purpose of the Furniture
Everyone uses their living rooms a little differently, so think about how you’ll be using the furniture before you start shopping. For instance, if your living room is where the entire family gathers to watch TV, you’ll want to make sure you have enough seating for everyone and that the seating all faces the TV. Likewise, if your living room is a formal affair and you do all your TV-watching in the media room, you’ll likely want your living room to be furnished with a cluster of furniture that is positioned so that everyone faces one another rather than a focal point such as a TV.
Comfort is one of the top concerns when buying living room furniture. Even if you’re furnishing a formal living room, remember that if the furniture isn’t comfortable, no one will ever want to spend any time there! This doesn’t mean you have to choose big, bulky, overstuffed furniture, but you can and should make sure that you always sit in something before you buy it to make sure you like how it feels.
Match Your Style
The overall style you decorate with is important to keep in mind when choosing furniture for your living room. Even if your living room is a more formal space without a TV, you’ll still want to select furniture that is in keeping with the rest of your home. You’ll just want to choose something that’s a little bit nicer if it’s a more formal space.
Don’t forget about the future. Living room furniture is expensive and time-consuming to pick out and buy, so this process isn’t necessarily something you’ll want to be repeating any time soon. To make sure your living room furniture is going to last you a good long while, be sure that you’re buying high quality. This doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay an arm and a leg, but you should pay attention to how a piece is constructed before making a selection.
Another thing to consider is whether the style of the furniture is likely to last you for a while. You don’t want to have to redecorate your living room in a few years because everything has gone out of style, any more than you want to have to do it because the furniture broke down under even normal usage. Look for classic styles of furniture with fairly neutral colors, something that will allow you to change the color scheme in your living room without having to replace all your furniture.
Keep It Simple
Last but not least, remember that often less is more. Take your measurements or your floor plan to one of our experienced salespeople to make sure that you’re not trying to cram in more furniture than your space can hold. A few accent pieces may serve you well, but if you overdo it, you may only make the space look and feel cluttered and off-putting, rather than stylish and welcoming.
See It in Person at Our Colorado Furniture Stores
There’s no way to really know whether you will find a piece of furniture comfortable before you see it and sit in it. Likewise, fabrics and finishes can turn out looking quite different in pictures on your computer’s screen. That’s why at Colorado Casual we believe in the value of buying furniture in person. For your convenience, we have two locations: our furniture store in Centennial, Colorado, serving the south metro area, and our furniture store in Westminster, Colorado, to meet the needs of the north end of town. Come into one of our Colorado furniture stores today and one of our experienced salespeople will help you find the perfect living room furniture.