The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house. Dedicated to relaxation and leisure, people generally spend a lot of time there with their loved ones, in front of the television with the family or as part of an aperitif with friends. In this sense, it must be properly furnished with furniture that meets multiple criteria relating to design and comfort. To do this, you must ask yourself the right questions, in particular by starting from the analysis of your needs, your expectations and taking into account the existing situation.
Tips for choosing your living room furniture wisely
Contrary to what one might think, the layout of the living room does not begin once you have bought and assembled your furniture, but from the selection stage for which we offer you our expert advice below. .
Pay attention to the size of your room!
Before buying furniture, whether for the living room or the dining room, it is imperative to know the surface area of your room. Although you benefit in all cases from our “satisfied or refunded” guarantee, it is preferable not to underestimate the size of the model or models to which you will choose by opting for a sofa, a coffee table or even a TV stand that will fit perfectly into your room, without obstructing the passage or creating an undesirable feeling of clutter. As stated several times in our buying guides, furniture that is too big can affect not only your comfort, but also your interior decoration, making it oppressive.
Solid oak for a successful decor
Properly furnishing your living room also requires a harmony of style and colors of both the furniture and the other elements that make up your decoration. With this in mind, Homary offers you several ranges of solid oak furniture with different characteristics – from lines to colours, including functions – as well as a selection of decorative objects and a range of display cabinets ideal for storage.
On the other hand, living room furniture is regularly handled and widely used. The top of a coffee table will serve in turn as a play area for children, as a footstool, or even as a table top for meals in front of the TV. Prefer solid wood furniture that will better withstand this intense use. Wood, and in particular oak and beech, are hard materials that will hold up better than furniture made of particle board. In addition, you can maintain your furniture by erasing small scratches or scratches with a patina, a tinted wax or an easy-to-apply and inexpensive polish.
Think about the harmony of your interior
If your living room is an extension of your dining room, we advise you to either seek harmony, or on the contrary to create a break to mark the two distinct spaces. We can possibly choose for this within the same collection of wooden furniture, a different finish. The forms and the general atmosphere will be homogeneous while marking the spaces. Wooden furniture brings warmth whether it is presented in a natural, clear or stained finish.
If your living room is separated from the dining room, you are free to choose another style of furniture or different colors. However, care should be taken to integrate elements that will make the link between the different rooms of the house. A side table, a console or a storage column can bring this cohesion.
How to properly arrange your furniture?
If there is one rule to remember here, it is to start with a layout adapted once again to your needs but also to certain practical prerequisites. Do not place your TV cabinet in front of a window. If your living room is facing south, you will have to restrict yourself to closing your curtains or your shutter to watch television, and this at the expense of a brightness which is however an indisputable source of well-being. Similarly, in the continuity of what was explained previously, make sure you have a space large enough to be able to move around your coffee table without difficulty. It should ideally be placed in the center of the room.