By Thibault CaronOn Oct 27, 2017 Living Room Furniture
Look around the different ranges offered by some of the better-known manufacturers, such as Stickley Furniture, Sherrill Furniture, Southwood and American Craftsman. If you have the money, check out The Custom Shoppe for what they can do for you with your budget. They can custom-design furniture to meet your needs, though the prices are naturally higher than the standard ranges.
This makes sense when you consider that a large part of your waking life will be spent in your living room. This is where you relax after a day at work, watch TV, listen to music and talk to the kids. Not only does your living room furniture have to be comfortable, but it must also be hard-wearing. The use to which it is generally put is one of the reasons for the large range of living room furniture available from companies such as Southwood, Sherrill and Stickley.
Also, buy the best quality you can with the budget you are working to. This is where living room furniture sets will pay, because sets are often more economical than purchasing the items individually. You can purchase living room furniture sets comprising two sofas and a connecting corner piece, or a sofa and two lounge or arm chairs. If you have children, a sofa in a hard wearing fabric might be better initially than leather.
A lot depends on the size of your living room. If you are short of space then a sectional sofa is likely better, because you can then use a corner of the room to connect two longer pieces of sofa by means of a wedge. That is making the best use of the space available to you, and avoids cluttering up a small room with large pieces of furniture in the middle of the floor.
Make sure you purchase solid furniture that isn't going to break or become unstable through hard use, and the fabrics you choose are sensible and easily cleaned - also easily repaired if you have young children or pets. Do not purchase cheap just because you can buy more - it's better to have one well-made high quality sofa than two made of matchwood and plastic.
Leather can be stained with paints and inks, whereas fabric coverings can be cleaned much easier than genuine leather. Leave the leather until the kids have grown up. If you have no children, then you can purchase sets comprising stylish glass tables along with a pair of leather-covered hardwood sofas. Many people like a smoked or even black glass central table with a pair of oak or glass side tables.
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