Did you know that Americans spend around 90% of their time inside? If you love spending a night in, it's important to have a comfortable living space.

Renovating your living room can increase house value, reduce stress, and provide a more functional living space. One of the biggest considerations when designing your living space is the furniture.

Are you wondering how to choose living room furniture? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know when designing your living space.

Set a Budget

Before shopping for living room furniture, you need to set a budget. If you don't have a budget, you are more likely to overspend or be disappointed when you can't afford the furniture you want.

Your budget should include a sofa or sectional, chairs, side tables, and a coffee table. If you plan on renovating your living room, include that in the budget as well.

Research Styles

After you set your budget, you can start researching different styles. It's a good idea to look at designs before choosing furniture so that you make the right decision.

Some common living room furniture styles include modern, farmhouse, industrial, and traditional. While it may be tempting to choose trendy furniture, look for timeless pieces.

Create a Floorplan

Once you have a budget and style in mind, you can start working on a floor plan. Start by measuring your space. If you have a small living space, use small furniture that doesn't make the room feel crowded.

If you have a large space, you will need more furniture to prevent the area from feeling empty. When creating your floor plan, make sure there is a clear pathway. The furniture should be arranged so people can easily have a conversation.

Invest in the Basics

When shopping for living room furniture, you should invest the most money in large pieces. Your couch and chairs define your living space, and they are the most expensive pieces.

Because the couch and chairs are so expensive, you probably won't be replacing them anytime soon. Choose a couch that is high quality and neutral. While a red couch may seem like a good idea at the moment, it might not fit your style ten years from now.  

If you are new to choosing furniture, look into living room furniture sets. These sets have everything you need and are easy to accessorize. You can find sets at the furniture store linked here.

Choose a Focal Point

When designing your living room, you should choose a focal point. The focal point is the item in your living room that draws everyone's eye when they walk in.

This could be a rug, painting, or fireplace. The rest of your living room furniture should complement your focal point.

Are You Ready to Choose Living Room Furniture?

Investing in new living room furniture can boost your mood, give you a more comfortable living space, and increase your house value. When choosing living room furniture, set a budget, research styles, and invest in the basics.

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