Each living room is unique and has its own special features. If you ignore that when you’re selecting a furniture set for your living room, you could end up with a mismatch between it and the room. Here are some things about your room that you need to consider before buying furniture to fill it up.
Living Room Size
Be aware of the size of your room to avoid getting furniture that isn’t a good fit for it. If you don’t, maybe the living room is so small that your sofa and chairs look like doll furniture in your big room. Or, your new sofa might even be so large you can’t get it through the door. Don’t just make a guess or a rough estimate. Instead, get out a measuring tape so you’ll know for sure. Then, create a room diagram with the measurements shown.
Architectural features, like fireplaces, windows, doors, and walls that protrude into the room, can limit the space you have to put your living room furniture. So, when you’re taking measurements, add these features to your diagram. You’ll also want to notice the style of these features so you can get furniture sets that look right in the room.
Amount of Natural Light
Think about how much natural light there is in the room. This may influence your color choices. For example, if there’s very little light, you might decide to have lighter colors in your room. On the other hand, if you want a cozy room with lots of depth, deeper colors would work as well.
If it’s a very bright room, you might want to complement it with deep or rich shades of your favorite colors. Or, you can take advantage of the brightness by adding light, bright colors to create a sunny, cheerful room. All you have to do to get effect you want is to pair the light in your room with the right colors.
Walls and Ceilings
Consider the colors, textures, and style of the walls, ceiling, and trim in your room. Some of these things you might decide to change. In that case, you can think of the room overall, complete with the furniture, and choose paint and furniture that go well together.
However, if you don’t want to change these things, you need to make sure the furniture you buy will look like it belongs in the room. For example, a modern furniture set might look awkward in a room with traditional style trim. By getting a sofa, loveseat, and chairs that have the same style as your room, you create a truly cohesive look.
Getting the right furniture for your unique room is easy when you shop for furniture at 1StopBedrooms. There, you can sort through a vast variety of pieces and sets to find the best choice for your home. Then, whether you figure it out on your own or with a little assistance from a friendly customer service representative, you’ll be happy you considered what you have before choosing what you want to go with it.