The living room is a focal point of the home. It is the gathering place for friends and family. Selecting the perfect furniture is a big decision–and can get costly. Modern living room furniture sets are a great way to get the biggest “bang for your buck.” Find matching sofas, loveseats, armchairs, and ottomans at an affordable price to help save yourself some money. When choosing the living room set that is best for you, you should definitely do some research and thinking beforehand. Here are some useful topics to consider when shopping around for your dream furniture.
Style and Color
The first thing to do before you really begin your hunt for that perfect living room set is to determine what style you are going for. Are you looking for a sectional or the combination of sofas and chairs? Do you want your furniture to pop with color or create a calmer ambiance with more neutral colors? A more modern look for your home could include sofas with cleaner, sleeker lines. More traditional sofas will have more puffed up arms and backs.
Amount of Space
Get out that tape measure and determine how much space you have to work with. The last thing you want to do is commit to a set of furniture just to take it home and find that it won’t fit in your living room. Not only do you want to make sure you have enough space, you also want to make sure you don’t overwhelm the space with the furniture. If you have a smaller room, one to two smaller pieces of furniture might be the best option; however, if you have a fairly large room, you can accommodate larger or more pieces.
What do you plan to use the furniture for most often, and how many people do you plan to use it? Are you someone that lies on the sofa frequently? If so, you may want to invest in a set that includes a piece with a recliner or a chaise. If you intend on purchasing a two-person loveseat, make sure you aren’t planning on frequently trying to fit more than two people on the sofa–sitting on the crack of a sofa is not one of most comfortable things. Do you host guests often? You may be interested in a modern sofa bed.
Living room furniture can be a costly investment, but you get what you pay for. Not all sofas are made equally. The cheaper products generally wear faster because there may be only one or two layer of purely polyurethane foam. The better quality, and longer lasting furniture, will have several layers of mixed cushioning, including Dacron batting, down, feathers, etc. When it comes to the upholstery of the sofa, the “best” fabric is really dependent on your needs and lifestyle. If you plan on heavily using your sofa–or if you have small children–leather may be the best choice. If you don’t plan on spending a great deal of time on your sofa, a microfiber sofa is a great, less expensive alternative to leather. Don’t be afraid to request fabric samples so you can test them out and determine just what type of upholstery fits your needs.
Choosing a living room set can be intimidating, but it can also be fun and exciting! That new piece of furniture will become a statement piece in your home. Sohomod has the perfect mix of modern living room sets, no matter what color, style, or upholstery you are searching for.
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