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The Three Basics Of Choosing Living Room Furniture

Be Modern Calgary The Three Basics Of Choosing Living Room Furniture

Your living room is arguably one of the most important spaces in your home. Here are some tips on how to choose the right furniture and home accessories for a comfortable, modern and beautiful living room.

Whether you want to completely redesign your living room, or simply make a few small furniture changes, regularly updating this area of your home is important because it allows you to:

  • create a relaxing and comfortable space.
  • increase the value of your house.
  • express your changing tastes and style through your home accessories and living room furniture.

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At BeModern, we carry a wide range of unique and quality living room furniture and home accessories. Whether you want to use the room for cosy nights in with the family, or entertainment purposes, we can help you create a space that reflects your unique personality and style.

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Easy Tips For Designing and Decorating Your Living Room

Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. In some homes, they could be a place where the family gathers, while for others they’re more of a showroom, used when guests come over.

Whatever you use your living room for, here are some simple home furniture tips that will help you make the most of this important space:


Living Room Furniture Basics

There are a few things to remember when you are arranging your living room furniture:

  • Establish the focal point of your room and arrange the furniture around it. In some homes, this could be an existing window or fireplace, or it could be something you bring into the room such as a television.
  • Use the furniture to create conversation areas. People should be able to talk comfortably in the room without having to strain their necks. If the room is particularly large, you might want to consider creating a few conversation areas.
  • Don’t forget about traffic flow. Leave enough room around your living room furniture so that people can walk from one end of the room to the other easily.
  • Pull furniture away from the walls. Having all the furniture backs touching the walls is a big mistake people often make. Remember, if the pieces a closer together, it creates a more intimate setting.


Furniture Size and Placement

When it comes to choosing your living room furniture, size DOES matter. Keep the following things in mind:

  • Sofa and chairs - These are your big-ticket items, so it’s important that they suit the space. The most important thing to do is measure your living room before buying this furniture. You don’t want them to be too big or small, so it’s best to draw up a floor plan ahead of time.
  • Rug - Using a rug is a great way to define a seating area, but the number one mistake people make is using a rug that is TOO SMALL. Remember, all the furniture should be able to sit comfortably on the carpet. (VIEW OUR RUG COLLECTION >)
  • Coffee table - A coffee table is an integral part of any living room. When choosing one, remember that the height should be slightly lower than the seat height of the chairs. The length should be roughly one half to two thirds the length of your sofa.


Home Accessories For Your Living Room

Once your furniture is in place, it’s important to think about adding some home accessories to your living room. These could include:

REMEMBER: To ensure that everything in your room works well together, it’s important to give as much thought to placing the home accessories as you do the living room furniture.

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Our wide range of living room furniture and unique home accessories can help you add a modern, fresh touch to your home. To find out more, contact our Calgary home furniture store at 403-252-1110 or fill in our online contact form.

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