If you are planning to redecorate your living room, consider making a definite plan before you head to a furniture store. For instance, think about the mood you want to establish and consider the style of furniture you want. Think about whether you want to select an entire set of living room furniture or whether you want to mix pieces from different collections. You could even make a simple sketch of how you want to place the furniture pieces once they are delivered.
If you decide that you want a matching set of living room furniture, visit different showrooms in furniture stores. There will probably be a section that focuses on contemporary furniture and another section that offers traditional pieces. A set might consist of a sofa, two to four chairs, two end tables, and a coffee table. If you are happy with that selection, you're all set.
Maybe you love the sofa from one furniture set, but you like chairs from another set more. You might want two different end tables instead of matching ones. The salesperson will tell you if the pieces can be sold individually. You might have to place a special order to get the pieces you want.
If you have decided that you want to select each piece of living room furniture separately, there will probably be an interior decorator on hand that can help you to select pieces that complement each other. You might have the option of selecting different upholstery fabric for the sofa and the chairs. If that's the case, the interior decorator can help you with those choices, too.
Think of extra pieces you would like to have in your living room. For instance, you might want a table behind your sofa where you can add tall lamps for extra lighting. Maybe you want a floor to ceiling shelf where you can display collectibles and books.
Consider adding interest to the living room by buying some antiques to go into the room. At an antique shop, you might find a small secretary style antique desk and a small antique chair to go with it. An antique corner shelf in an ornate pattern is another good way to add interest to the room.
Remember that you can combine contemporary pieces with traditional ones. Cube style end tables or a glass-topped modernistic coffee table might add pizzaz to the room.
The furniture showroom will probably also have decorative accent pieces you can buy. For instance, if the sofa table has lamps on it that you like, add those to the list of items that you'll be buying.Share