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9 Examples of Furniture for the Living Room

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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After a long day, the first place you want to retire to is your living room. The furniture there communicates our needs and personalities; whether we are avid readers, couch potatoes or movie buffs. The living room is a place that evokes memories of listening to music, watching television, or dozing off with the TV in the background.

Based on this idea, today we have decided to consider some solutions adopted by our experts for your lounging pleasure, from the most common to the most unusual.

Discreet Viewing

Whether its for nightly television or Sunday movie sessions, we want to have everything under control; especially the remote! Here is a minimalist, unobtrusive and functional TV cabinet that is a must for those who like their living rooms in order. You have the option to have prize objects on display and hide away those you do not.

Functional & Practical

These days we have a growing collection of books including best-sellers, classics and sometimes even school books and illustrations for children. On top of this, we have an extensive number of of DVDs, home movies and trinkets that need a home in our everyday view. Having a bookcase come wall unit like this is, it is both an attractive and functional addition to your living room; housing everything you could possibly need.

Hidden Treaures

Sometimes the living room and dining room are the same or interconnected. Many dislike having the TV in the same place you eat, however, this is completely preferential. To satisfy both needs, you can opt for a piece of furniture like this that doubles up as a television and stereo unit and of course, kitchen storage unit for cutlery, crockery and table essentials—everything you need to prepare the table quickly and efficiently.


 Living room by IMAGO DESIGN

Industrial design—Dall'Agnese—Zona giorno Slim


Living room furniture doesn't need to blend into the walls or its surroundings. This is a common misconception. Why not implement a piece of unique furniture that stands its in own right? Contrasting colours, interesting shapes and a practical storage solution, this clever shelf will have all your guests asking where it was purchased.

Show Off

Again, space for books, music and also something to show off the work of your children, photos, trinkets and holiday souvenirs. Cleverly, this unit is divided into three main sections. At the bottom there is the space for hidden storage, a section for display and the top section can house photo frames and painting that do not require drilling or damage to your walls.

Organised Chaos

A combination of organisation and chaos? Sounds hard to believe? Well, here it is. This library is again another clever storage and display unit. Each shelf is different to escape the standard monotonous shelving we see in generic furniture stores. This certainly not for everyone, its for those who enjoy the quirky, unorganised and unusual.

Colour Pop

 Living room by homify

Landa Shelf


As opposed to the chaotic, why not make a stand with a bold pop of colour? An exciting backdrop to any living room space. Stray away from classic white and let you shelves do the talking.


If you are in the process of building your home, you can implement structures such as this into your construction and home design. If you don't have room in terms of living size, you can always integrate your storage solutions into your wall space. Perfect for the space conscious!

Bicycle Storage

 Living room by Sonntagsstaat

Bike Valet


Finally, a clever gimmick for large spaces or those who like to put their prized cycling possession on display. In big cities, eco-friendly methods of transport are all the rage. Cycling is definitely the way to move faster for short distances for what would often take us hours with cars and public transport. Thus, this means of ecological excellence becomes the subject of an unusual furniture piece that breaks the mold, but that can easily be combined with everything we've just seen.

For more fun living room ideas see ’Wood accessories and Display your books in style.

 Terrace by BioMaderas GmbH
BioMaderas GmbH

Teak Terrasse

BioMaderas GmbH
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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