Furnishing a new or old space can be exciting but a little overwhelming. However, what if we told you that you don’t need the eye of an interior designer to put together a well-place living room? Choosing living room furniture is easy if you know the tricks to help you prepare beforehand. The Leisure Lounge team are here to guide you on how to choose living room furniture.
How to Prepare to Choose Living Room Furniture
Choosing living room furniture is more than just pointing to something you like and saying, “I’ll take it!”. There are a few things that you need to do and think about before you start actually purchasing. For more tips on furnishing your home visit our blog.
Step 1: Think About How the Room will Be Used
When you first decide that you want to redo your living room, or you are beginning the process of furnishing your new home, the first step is to think about how the room will be used. Will the living room be a formal living room or a family room? If it is a formal living room, you will seek out more formal pieces with pleasing aesthetic details, whilst for a family room you will be seeking large comfy couches and other furniture that is study and contributes to the welcoming, family-oriented feel of the space.
Step 2: Develop a Vision
Once you have determined how the room will be used, it is time to start dreaming! This is the best part of furnishing a new room because you can really create any look you want. It is important to remember the style of the rest of the home if you want to look to flow from room to room. Draw up a simple sketch on where you would like to put certain furniture fixtures, plan your colour scheme and start researching décor.
Step 3: Take Measurements
Just before you head out looking for furniture, it is time to take measurements to make the process easier. Use a tape measure or yard stick to measure the length and width of the room to refer back to when you find pieces that you love but are not sure if they will be too big/small for the space.
Step 4: Measure Doorways
We cannot tell you how many times we have had super excited customers meet the major setback of their new couch or table not fitting through the door. Ensure that you measure the doorways too when you are measuring the room to ensure that the items you choose are able to get inside.
Step 5: Mark Out the Area
Once you have researched and found the items that you want for your home, as well as got their measurements, it is a good idea to use scotch tape to mark their dimensions out on the floor. This will give you a good idea on how the room will look, space-wise. Ensure that it is easy to move between pieces and it isn’t too cramped.
Save the Hassle by Shopping at Leisure Lounge
It’s always a bummer when you find the perfect item but the measurements or colour doesn’t suit your home. That never happens at Leisure Lounge because we customize our furniture to your specifications. For more information, get in touch today.