Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Calantha in Living Room.
Look around the different ranges offered by some of the better-known manufacturers, such as Stickley Furniture, Sherrill Furniture, Southwood and American Craftsman. If you have the money, check out The Custom Shoppe for what they can do for you with your budget. They can custom-design furniture to meet your needs, though the prices are naturally higher than the standard ranges. Make sure you purchase solid furniture that isnt going to break or become unstable through hard use, and the fabrics you choose are sensible and easily cleaned - also easily repaired if you have young children or pets. Do not purchase cheap just because you can buy more - its better to have one well-made high quality sofa than two made of matchwood and plastic.
There is more to living room furniture than just the seating of course. You will also have some cabinets that you will use for display, holding drinks and glasses and also perhaps a bookcase, or secretaire. These items tend to be set against the walls, while your seating tends to be located within the general room space. It can be difficult to visualize your choice of seating without having the cabinets to complicate matters. Tables are also essential pieces of living room furniture. Coffee and cocktail tables tend to be placed in from of sofas while end tables sit at either side of chairs or sofas. Accent pieces can be set against walls or in the general living space. It has now become all but impossible to visualize in your minds eye what your room will look like with all this furniture.
You may decide on a color theme that could involve either matching shades or contrasting primary colors. Alternatively, you may prefer a combination of wood and leather: solid wood occasional and cocktail tables, and leather sofas and chairs, whether individual pieces or sectionals. Lets have a look at some options based on leather upholstery combine with solid American woods such as maple, oak and cherry. Stickley Furniture offers the Stickley Craftsman Leather range, in black, white or traditional brown leather. The firms Bradford sofa, with 103 inches of gorgeous black leather offering 4 seats with separate cushions, along with a loveseat and separate armchair, will look fabulous in a living room decorated with white walls, pale wooden floors with a large black and white rug, and with occasional pieces that match the black and white theme.
Not all furniture stores offer an online room planner, which is why those that do tend to be popular. By using a living room planner you can avoid becoming Victorian and retain your space and roominess while making sure that you purchase living room furniture that fits into the area you have available. Many such services enable you to make a scale drawing of your floor space, and then add scale thumbnails of your choice of furniture. Others give you the floor diagram, into which you can sketch the furniture according to its provided dimensions. Whichever system you use, you will be able to see exactly how your sectional can be arranged to also accommodate your choice of sofa and armchairs.
This makes sense when you consider that a large part of your waking life will be spent in your living room. This is where you relax after a day at work, watch TV, listen to music and talk to the kids. Not only does your living room furniture have to be comfortable, but it must also be hard-wearing. The use to which it is generally put is one of the reasons for the large range of living room furniture available from companies such as Southwood, Sherrill and Stickley. Sherrill furniture is very popular, as is the service offered by The Custom Shoppe where you can design your own living room furniture sets and choose your preferred woods. You will naturally pay for such a bespoke service, but the point is that it exists and is there for you if you want it. So how do you choose? What factors should you consider when deciding on the best living room furniture for your home?
You may get confused buying living room furniture for a room that has already got certain pieces of furniture in it as there will be an existing theme in your room. The task would be easier had there been no furniture at all, however if there are existing furniture, it is very important that the newly bought furniture match the old ones so as to maintain an attractive look. So even if you dearly like a piece of beautiful oak furniture, you need to consider the matching factor as well. If you fail to follow this tip, then you might end up having a room which will be unpleasant to the eye.