If you think just buying living room furniture is enough, then think again. You also need to consider the number of members in your family so that it suits them perfectly. If all members are adults, then any type of furniture will do. However, if you have small children at home, then you need to buy furniture pieces which lack pointed edges or other harmful areas. Kids usually run around the house or jump on the sofas. They tend to get bumps or bruises and possibly cuts in the act from the sharp edges. Therefore, you need to consider the safety factors while buying the furniture for the living room.
Your living room need not be furnished and decorated to a specific historical period, but should at least appear to be matched and perhaps follow a certain theme in terms of color or period. For example, Amish furniture looks best in a plainly decorated room, and would look out of place with lush drapes, heavily patterned carpets or event brightly painted walls. If you decide on mission furniture, then wooden flooring would look good, with plain or lightly patterned rugs to absorb sound and prevent that reverberation or booming you can get with all wood flooring and plain walls. Curtains or drapes, wallpaper and rugs absorb sound waves, so that you cant hear everyone talking anywhere in the house.
There are many other accent pieces that can be use to complement your living room furniture, and also add to the look of the room, or even its theme if you prefer to have themed rooms. Ignoring the obvious Egyptian statues, African masks and Native American artifacts for the more obvious themes, those preferring more modern themes can use chess sets and tables, figurines, lamps, trays and boxes to accentuate the decor of their living rooms. In order to a take a holistic approach to living room furniture and furnishings, you should first decide on the fundamental decorative style you wish to adopt, and then choose the most appropriate color scheme and wall decor that fits in with your decision.
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