By Thibault CaronOn Nov 06, 2017 Living Room Furniture
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before making your decision and simply purchasing something that catches your eye, you should first decide what theme you would like for your room: a modern, antique or traditional colonial style for example? Then check out what is available online in the form of living room furniture sets that match your theme. Make sure your set is cheaper than buying the items individually - that is usually the case, and sometimes you may be able to haggle and negotiate a lower price.
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