You've got a lot of living to do, and when you're at home, a lot of that living happens in one space. Make your living room your getaway from the world and a place to relax and recharge with living room furniture that reflects your lifestyle and your signature taste. Read on for tips and ideas for creating your living room retreat.
Styling your living room doesn't have to happen in one fell swoop. You can start however you choose, either by working new, smaller pieces like ottomans, end tables, and benches into your current space and adding new items over time, or starting with a large piece like a living room furniture set and then mixing in accent chairs, coffee tables, and TV stands as you're able.
Know Your Style
Farmhouse or industrial, rustic or modern, tropical or mid-century – you can find living room favorites to suit any style. From retro hairpin legs on a sectional sofa to glam sparkling silver end tables, shop by style and then narrow it down to features and price to find your perfect fit. If you're not dedicated to one particular style, look to colors and textures to help carry a theme throughout your room and keep your space looking harmonious, then mix and match styles to create a space that's uniquely you.
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Select Smart Storage
Working storage options into your living room makes it easier to keep your space tidy and calming. Look for storage ottomans, decorative chests, and lift-top coffee tables to keep clutter under control. Add baskets and decorative boxes to keep small items contained on bookcases, console tables, and under benches. For more storage solutions check out these 25 living room storage ideas we put together to keep your space functional and stylish at the same time!
Provide Plentiful Seating
Whether or not you entertain regularly, a variety of seating options helps make a living room feel cozier and more relaxing. Sofas and loveseats are standard issue, but look to recliners, rocking chairs, chaise lounges, and accent chairs for more spots to decompress and to accommodate extra guests. Sofas and chairs let you mix colors and textiles into your space, so try that velvet accent chair, leather sofa, or patterned chaise.
Be sure to measure carefully to ensure your new pieces fit your space comfortably. For smaller spaces, look for items that can work double duty such as a sofa bed or futon to provide a sleep space for guests, or nesting end tables that can be spread out around the room when company visits. With options available for rooms of all sizes, you'll easily find small living room furniture or more substantial designs for grander spaces.
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