While many people’s living rooms look like a collection room at the Salvation Army, there are in fact reasons behind making living room furniture a collective design element, rather than a random showing of furniture.
The way that one sculpts pieces of clay into one static sculpture is the way we should look at living room furniture in terms of decorating. There are many reasons why living room furniture should be thought of in terms of sets, or relations to other pieces of furniture, none more obvious than the simple look of it.
When you have a bunch of furniture packed into a room, and if any, or all of it comes from a different location than the rest, the room is bound to look cluttered, and unorganized. Instead when it comes to living room furniture, make sure to buy in sets, or at least coordinate the colors of your living room furniture before installing them in the living room.
For those without an eye for design, or those that simply aren’t interested in spending their time dealing with this issue, here are a few tips.
1) Always buy furniture that will last, like leather, and stay away from cheap furniture at all costs. Chances are if a furniture piece is cheap, you will get what you pay for, and it will break. If it breaks, the chance of you going back to find the exact shade of color that the furniture was is slim, to none. Thus, you will end up buying a replacement that most certainly won’t match the rest of the set. Avoid this by purchasing only high quality furniture that has a warranty for replacement in case it breaks.
2) Another tip is to purchase neutral colors when it comes to your big ticket items like sofas, and easy chairs. Colors like beige, brown, and chestnut are easier to match to, than white, red, and yellow. The more toned down the furniture is in terms of color, the better off you will be to match the living room furniture with one, and other.
3) Finally always be sure to use living room furniture that comes in sets. If you purchase living room furniture set, typically a sofa, love seat, lounge chair, ottoman, and end table, you will be allowing the furniture company to do all the design, and matching for you. By purchasing in sets you don’t have to worry about matching, since the furniture is made by the same company, in most likely the same color.
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