These aren’t your grandmother’s living room arrangements anymore. As we have gotten more creative with decorating living room spaces, so has our furniture started to evolve. Through innovation, we have seen the beloved sectional enter more living rooms, and more unique combinations emerge besides the typical sofa and loveseat combination.
Thankfully, it’s the best time, in our humble opinion, to choose and find a personalized living room arrangement that best characterizes your style. At Albarado’s Fine Furnishing, we pride ourselves as experts in the Lafayette and Acadiana area to be your one-stop shop for all furniture store needs. If you’re looking to redesign your living room, or maybe decorate it for the first time, we can help make this space unforgettable and central in your home.
Choose Your Style
Of course, this is the most important thing to decide before you focus on anything else. What style do you want your room to mirror? Another great question to ask is what is the purpose of this room? Are you a single young adult wanting to throw intimate parties with a modern flair? Perhaps you have a small family and this is going to the room that you spend most of your time in. Or this could be a sitting room that won’t be used everyday. The use is going to influence what pieces you need (antiques vs furniture that can handle wear and tear) and help you choose other items to give your space a cohesive look and feel.
Find Your Vocal Point
Every living room has it, sometimes you just need to play around with furniture and decor to highlight it. Most living spaces are going to have the vocal point centered around the TV or fireplace, or maybe the TV above the fireplace. In a typical setting, the rest of your furniture will be framing your vocal point, to help bring attention and focus. Also, as much as it seems it can help your space, resist putting your furniture against walls. It will make the space more intimate as opposed to a giant amount of dead space.
Keep the Coffee Table
Of course, it is always incredibly useful to have a coffee table in your arrangement. It can act as a drink or plate holder, as well as a place to display reading material or prized items. However, if you have a smaller living space or maybe a baby around, you may be inclined to pitch it. Resist the urge! You can also visit our guide to maximizing a small space.
The coffee table can be central to your living room arrangement, and acts as an anchor. It can also make it easier to move from different furniture spots. Be sure to leave around 18 inches between your furniture and table.
Balance It All Out
Keep in mind that you will want to balance out your whole space. For example, if you have a dresser on the left side of the room, but the ride side is empty, it’s going to make your space unbalanced. In the same vein, don’t group all your large items in one area, instead spread them around your small items to create symmetry.
Include Your Rug
A living room isn’t a living room with a rug these days, and you’re going to want to choose one that brings together all your furniture. You also will need to center the rug in relation to the furniture and room, to help accentuate your focal point. Even if your area is carpeted, adding a rug can add a nice element to your overall look.
More than ever before, plants are all the rage. Incorporating some greenery in your living space is a great way to break up the monotony of furniture and add a hint of organic nature. Check out our previous post to learn more about the other benefits of indoor plants.
Albarado’s Can Create Your Dream Spaces
Never have homeowners had so many choices and decisions to make regarding living room interior design. Let us help take some stress off your shoulders and join you in planning the living space that works best for you and your family. We can set up a free design consultation and help you find the perfect pieces for your dream living room.