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Living room is the zone to unwind or relax after a long tiring day. It’s also the space where you chill with your buddies and plan those long weekend binge-watches. No wonder, you have to be careful about living room furniture. The post below offers a brief on the tips to mind while getting furniture for living room.

Observe carefully

Before you set out to get furniture for your living space, observe the room carefully. Is it just a living room or is it a combination both dining and living? Well, in case of the second, you will need to get furniture for your dining as well, along with that of for living.

Besides, contemplate on the mood you wish to create in the room. Would you mostly have your friends over your living room? Or do you also have plans to invite your clients or boss for dinner at your home sometime in future? Your choice of furniture will be largely influenced by the purpose or function of your living room.

Casual yet formal

It would be better if you can focus on a mix of both casual and formal when it comes to your living room furniture. This way, you will be able to use the space to have fun with your gang and also to receive your honorable guests. A sectional sofa will make a great inclusion here. Now, does that sound too formal for a living room? After all, it’s the room to relax and unwind. Don’t worry, you can always create a cool balance here by throwing in some beanbags. A coffee table should be at the center of the room.

If you have more space, a couple of arm chairs will be grand for additional seating arrangements.

And yes, don’t forget a large cabinet which is a must-have for your home theater system.

Count of square patterns

Square patterns look warmer and friendlier than rectangular patterns. Your living room is mostly a space for entertainment and leisure. Thus, it’s better to go for square-patterned sofas and chairs while getting furniture for living room. It’s to note here rounded or curvy furniture are back in trend this year. Round patterns exude a unique cozy feel that makes them ideal for living rooms. So, if you are looking for something really trendy with your living room furniture- rounded chairs will be amazing.

Natural materials

The material of your furniture is another important point to consider while decking up your living room. This year, natural materials seem to be ruling the roost. Cane and rattan furniture will be great if you want a mix of both style and budget. For example, rattan chairs for your entertainment space and rattan dining set for a living-cum-ding room. If you are ready to shell out more oxidized black oak coffee table will be fantastic for a conversation starter in your living room. Other natural materials you can use are natural stones terrazzo, quartzite and so on. How about a wooden cabinet with a marble top for your entertainment system? Cool, isn’t it? You bet.