Fabulous Living Room Interiors for All Tastes

Fabulous Living Room Interiors for All Tastes

The living room is the social hub of most people’s homes, and yet it’s also one of the places that sees the least customization. It’s all too common for people to agonize over bedspreads, window blinds, and other home trappings, only to let all of that careful planning go out of the window when it comes to choosing a sofa, instead selecting the first comfy looking leather sofa they see in the store.

While it’s true that comfort should be an important part of any sofa buying decision, it shouldn’t be the only consideration. The sofa is the centerpiece of the living room, and as such, buying one deserves a little thought.

How to choose the perfect sofa

Sofas come in all shapes and sizes. The first thing you’ll need to think about is the size of your room, and the number of people you’re likely to entertain. A huge, three cushion monstrosity with several roll-out extensions doesn’t make much sense if you live alone and rarely entertain, and a tiny loveseat isn’t a great idea if you host regular social gatherings in your home.

Secondly, you should think about the other uses that the sofa will get. Do you have furry pets? If so, opt for something that is easy to clean. Do you think you’ll need to use the sofa as a bed frequently? If so, make sure that is a workable option.

Thirdly, consider the color and the pattern. If you’re buying an expensive, luxurious sofa, try to pick out a pattern that is timeless. Simple designs, and single neutral colors work pretty well for most homes, and you can easily spice up the designs with a throw or two, or a couple of cushions. Bolder motifs are a bad idea, because if you later decide you hate them, they’re harder to hide, and you’ll have to shell out to get the covers replaced.

Once you’ve found a sofa that you like, don’t just hand over your money. Carefully inspect the frame of the sofa – pick it up if you can. Does the sofa bend when you try to pick it up from one corner? If it does, this is a sign that the frame is weak. Don’t waste your money on a poorly built sofa.

Matching the rest of the room

Your seating is just one part of your room. If you picked carefully you’ll not have too much work to do to match your new sofa to the rest of your decor. If your home is feeling a little patchwork, however, then don’t despair. You can work wonders on most rooms just by de-cluttering, and then using a few cleverly placed accessories to accentuate the things that you want people to focus their attention on.

If you’re on a tight budget, then don’t feel pressured into spending a lot of money on a designer sofa. A simple, but well-built sofa will do the job just as well, and you can make it your own with some resourceful decorating.

This article was written by Amy Fowler on behalf of The Suite Company; suppliers of quality sofas Nottingham.


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    Comment by Emma Roberts: Dec 13, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    You got wonderful reviews on interior designs . I am hoping for more reviews from you specially on the living room sets window blinds. I could get wonderful ideas from this, thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by Stacey Keegan: Dec 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Sofa is the most effective decorating part of your room when someone enters in your room, it will suit on sofa, and have a first expression about the decoration of room, so you must, have a suitable and reliable sofa for your room, choose that sofa which is suitable for your family and it should be easily adjusted in room.

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    Comment by Andrew@Sofas In Dublin: Apr 5, 2012 at 5:20 AM

    A room looks great if it decorated properly whether it is small in size or big. Decoration is must done properly. Sofa and other furniture are basic to make room comfortable for all purposes.

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    Comment by Sinead @Cocktail Dresses: May 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    A sofa more often than not is the most eye catching piece of furniture in your living room. I couldn’t agree with you more about choosing the right pattern and print. I would advice investing in neutral colored sofa. A sofa tends to be a big purchase so should aim for a classic sofa rather than a trendy one. Your living room style can be easily updated this way. You can still make a living room trendy with little accents and wallpaper and it is less expensive and easier to keep on trend.

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    Comment by Wilson Freeman: Jun 18, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    I really appreciate all the tips for buying a sofa for the living room. It’s actually a difficult task to buy something big of a furniture and not have to ruin the design of the whole room. It has to blend in perfectly with the set theme. And for these instructions, it was well-stated on how to choose the sofa.

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