Houses nowadays cost an arm and a leg, so obtaining one is a cause for celebration no matter the size or prize. Now that the hardest part is out of the way, the next step is furnishing your house.
Your living room in particular is where you will spend a lot of leisure time but also where a lot of your guests will be during their stay. Therefore it should hold the strongest impression and this can only be done with the finest of furniture so let me help you make the right decision.
Your house is an extension of yourself – it is another form of self-expression so it should be treated with pride, not decorated with an item you found in an alleyway with a ‘take me’ sign on it.
Taking this in mind, there are certain criteria I recommend following to once again ensure only the best for one’s self.
Firstly is the look. Your living room is the first part of your house a lot of people will see and consequently will set the tone so it should be stylish. This means establishing a theme early on before buying anything.
Your theme could be as specific as minimalism or nature-like, but if this is too much for you then you can start simply with a colour palette like brown, white, blue etc.
After this, you should take into account the longevity of it, which includes things like the materials of your the newport sofa.
Leather sofas are generally thought to last longer and are easier to clean than fabric sofas so maybe this may be an option for you. However, some people like the look of fabric sofas better so you need to decide whether this is a worthwhile trade-off or not.
Also, you should consider the practicality. How many people would you realistically want to be able to fit at once? Do you have the space for a big couch or multiple chairs? Do you want a sectional couch that can shifted around and fit into a corner?
These are the type of questions you should answer beforehand to narrow down your options and avoid getting overwhelmed with options that you may not want.
Like I said before, your living room is unique to you so how you decorate won’t be the exact same as everyone elses. However, there are definitely universal furniture that everyone MUST have and I will lay them out here.
First and foremost is a good couch, as I have touched on before. Visitors who come to your house will need a place to sit and socialise, but this is all without mentioning the aesthetic that it brings to your living room.
This is not always the case, but a lot of the time the couch is the centerpiece of a living room and the first thing that is noticed so you should choose this carefully.
Secondly, you may have a separate room for this but no matter what you need a dining table in your house. Even if you are someone who doesn’t necessarily always eat at it, it doesn’t hurt in case you need somewhere to eat as a group, especially if there are multiple people living in the house.
Also similarly to the couch, a good glass dining table just adds another layer of sophistication to your house.
If your dining table is separate from your living room then it is recommended you purchase a smaller coffee or side table to fit in there. This could be for a small meal or tea that doesn’t require a whole table or could just to lay down miscellaneous items.
Remember, furniture also refers to bedroom items as well so a bed is an absolute must alongside a dresser where you can quickly store anything you need so keep that in mind.
Best shop to find these furniture?
I recommend Clad Homes as they can provide you all the furniture I listed out above and have my seal of approval in terms of being affordable AND high-quality so please check them out and take the first steps to an amazing looking home.