By Remy MasseOn Oct 30, 2017 Living Room Furniture
When choosing living room furniture sets, quality should come before price. However, if you are on a tight budget, as many of us are, you should try to get the best you possibly can within the constraints of your budget. It is generally better to purchase fewer items of higher quality, than more items of lower quality.
Compare the prices offered by the various furniture manufacturers, and then come to a decision. Make sure that what you purchase is suitable for the design and size of your room. A common error is to buy pieces that are too large and bulky for your living room - that's a waste of money and will not do your room justice. You don't want to pack your room full of furniture, just with what you need.
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.
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.
That is because it is false economy to purchase too cheaply. Well made solid wood furniture will last longer and need fewer repairs, this being particularly true of the upholstered furniture that can comprise a significant proportion of living room furniture sets. Examples of these are sofas, armchairs and recliners.
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.
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