How to choose your living room furniture

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How to choose your living room furniture

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Koster Coffee Table:  Living room by IQ Furniture,
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As one of the prime social spaces in any home, the living room needs to really wow in terms of visual aesthetics. But don’t discount durability, especially if you regularly entertain and host social gatherings in your living room.

For a professional that knows how to deliver in terms of both style and practicality, we turn to IQ Furniture in Amersham. With a multitude of options when it comes to modern furniture, lighting designs and home accessories, IQ Furniture is all about meeting homeowners’ needs and wants for deluxe interiors. 

In addition to supplying top-class furniture pieces, these experts are also seasoned consultants and interior designers to ensure bespoke and unique solutions that match clients’ personal taste and style, not to mention budget. 

Let’s indulge in some visuals that speak of this company’s commitment to first-rate craftsmanship and design while helping you choose the perfect furniture pieces for your living room. 

1. The style of your living room furniture

Ziggy Porada:  Living room by IQ Furniture,
IQ Furniture

Ziggy Porada

IQ Furniture

Gone are the days of a three-piece suite with matching cabinets and a coffee table – today’s living room furniture enjoys a much more relaxed style, even though the end result still needs to tie the whole look together. 

Remember that contemporary pieces, mid-century designs and classic/traditional elements can all complement one another, so don’t be afraid to mix and match. 

To ensure a style that visually flows, consider using the same wood throughout your furniture pieces. Think about furniture outlines too – will your living room have a curvy look or a more rigid and linear structure? 

Additional details like colour, material and patterns can also help unite your furniture pieces. 

2. Picking sofas and armchairs

Alexandra Sofa:  Living room by IQ Furniture,
IQ Furniture

Alexandra Sofa

IQ Furniture

Take your living room’s size and furniture layout into consideration – a corner sofa can help zone the seating area in an open-plan layout, for instance. Two sofas placed at a right angle are perfect for forming a sociable space or ensure everyone has a good view of the television. 

Only opt to include armchairs if you have the space – a pair of unmatching ones, for example, can beautifully complete the seating formation around a coffee table, but ensure there’s adequate legroom for moving, too. 

homify hint: For a formal living room, light-coloured fabrics are ideal. However, if the sofa or chair will be used frequently, darker fabrics might be more practical. 

3. Selecting coffee tables and side tables

Koster Coffee Table:  Living room by IQ Furniture,
IQ Furniture

Koster Coffee Table

IQ Furniture

A coffee table is ideal for anchoring your living room seating. Just take the height into consideration: low-slung contemporary sofas require a lower design, while a higher coffee table can complement more formal seating. 

If a coffee table will add to a cluttered look, rather consider side tables in-between sofas and armchairs as an on-trend alternative. 

homify hint: Rely on your side tables for a table lamp (or two) to add to your living room’s layered lighting. 

4. Storage for tech gadgets

Alexandra Sofa:  Living room by IQ Furniture,
IQ Furniture

Alexandra Sofa

IQ Furniture

Take the height of your sofas into consideration – always match higher seating to a higher storage unit for your TV, as this will aid in comfortable viewing and a coherent design. 

If you’re not mounting your television to the wall, look for furniture designs that are open at the back (for cable wiring) to keep things neat. And always ensure the drawers and cupboards included with sideboards are adequate for storing remotes, headphones and DVD collections to help keep your living room free of clutter. 

5. Additional storage and shelving for practicality

It’s not just about keeping cable wiring out of sight – the best living room storage units ensure a clutter-free look while also showing off select décor pieces. 

Want to flaunt your book collection, framed family photos or selection of travel keepsakes? A floor-to-ceiling bookcase can be ideal; otherwise, floating shelving can also do the trick while saving on floor space.  

Credenzas used to be reserved for dining rooms, but modern-day designs have welcomed these pieces into the living room for their clutter-swallowing qualities. The right one can be a stunning focal piece as well, especially if you opt for one in a unique style such as mid-century.

Got space to spare? See The homify guide to an open-plan living room

What else do you deem as important when choosing the perfect living room furniture?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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