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6 living room essentials

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Choosing the right living room furniture for our home is not easy. In addition, there are a variety of styles, patterns and forms on the market to further complicate the choice: they must not only be comfortable, but we have to adapt to making the most of space and style to create a cosy atmosphere. So let’s get down to business—but how, where do we look? First, we should think of the distribution we want to give our living room: sofa facing the window or television, the table or corner… Secondly, what do we need? There is furniture that is essential to any living room, so take a look at a few ideas!

Coffee tables

 Living room by Muka Design Lab
Muka Design Lab

Conjunto y juego de mesas de salón de madera maciza y colores vivos

Muka Design Lab

Another element that can make a huge impactual effect on the design of our living room living room is a coffee table. Normally we place in front of the sofa; stick our feet up! Magazines, books, ashtrays or a glass of wine, the coffee table can often collect a huge amount of rubbish on it! But never fear: this classic coffee table set, from Muka Design Lab, will take care you keep an eye on the clutter. Charming in appearance and surprisingly versatile, the tables can also be used as serving trays. Painted in playful colours to add a bit of fun to the room, the tables are also very child friendly; offering round corners and being light-weight.


Another key element is your shelving or display storage. House your books, films, music and games in style, amongst photos, flowers and memories. Any self respecting salon should have a shelf where you can store all our books, CDs, magazines or other objects. This, from Delica , is a great option to provide functionality and also elegance to the living room. This is a wooden model finished in natural and black birch and fully customizable; you can assemble is any way you want.


If you have the hight in your living room, then you should definitely consider a chandelier. Take a look at this one from Muebles Flores Torreblanca, what a great twist on traditional model, incorporating colour and variety in the materials used.


 Household by Leewadee GmbH
Leewadee GmbH


Leewadee GmbH

Finally, to give a sophisticated and elegant touch to your room, we can’t forget a nice vase. On the floor, table or shelf, empty, with fresh flowers or decorative pieces inside -these vases, from Leewadee GmbH, are a good place to start looking.

Looking for more great living room ideas? have a look at a few more idea books—'Modern Living room design' & 'Living room ideas' or 'living room furniture'

A comfortable sofa

One of the essential pieces of furniture in any living room is the sofa. Two or three seats, upholstered in dark leather or cloth, there can be no living without it. Sit, lie down, jump on it or do cartwheels, it doesn't matter what you’re up to, the first and most important feature of a sofa is that you feel comfortable on it. Therefore, when furnishing a living room, the sofa has to be one of our more thought out decisions. There are a variety of options: for lovers of classic style, wooden sofa upholstered in floral fabric could be a good choice. Those most prone to luxury might opt for one upholstered in velvet or leather.

TV cabinet

Following with the indispensable, let’s talk about the TV cabinet. Despite modern projectors that turn our living rooms into theatres, televisions usually occupy some space in our homes. Usually placed opposite the sofa; to get the best view. Minimalist and made of white lacquered wood, this TV stand, from Rohstoff Design, would be perfect to boast your style.

What's the most important thing in your living room? Let us know your thoughts below.
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