For some people, there is nothing more exciting than being able to choose new furniture. Whether you are a new homeowner or are embarking on a remodeling journey, deciding how a room will come together can be a great creative endeavor. Or maybe you just got a new puppy and that adorable fur ball decided to use the couch as a chew toy. Whatever brought you to the decision that you need new living room furniture, it’s time to start shopping. While exciting, many people can experience anxiety when it comes down to it. A lot has to go into making the right decision for your needs, from budgets to measurements, style and color, and other details. Instead of making a quick and safe decision, we have some tips to help you plan out what you really want so you can be prepared to make the right choice for your new living room furniture.
#1- Plan Out Your Design
Even if you fall into the “dog destroyed the couch and we just need a new one” scenario, it’s important to really consider what you want. Obviously, the old couch may not have had the durability required to endure years of coexisting with your new pup. Whatever the reason you are shopping for new living room furniture, it’s important to consider how you use your living room. If you use it primarily for entertaining, a sectional may not provide the necessary flexibility in seating needed for multiple guests. You will be better off with a more traditional sofa and love seat set, or can spice things up by choosing a good sofa and a couple of different style chairs to add a modern flair to your living room’s decor.
#2- Choose a Focal Point
Any well designed room should have a focal point to start with. This doesn’t necessarily have to be your sofa- it can be a beautiful rug, an ottoman, or any piece that you want to feature prominently in the room. It is the attention getter, what you want people to notice first when they walk into the room. When you decide what that is, place the furniture around it. Once you know what your focal point is, it can be much easier to choose your new living room furniture. You can either choose something new to focus on or use something you already have to model your decor around.
#3- Measure, Measure, Measure
We can’t stress this enough. Make sure you know your room’s measurements. There is nothing worse than walking into a furniture store and falling in love with a living room set that doesn’t fit in your home. Forcing it in can make a room look overcrowded and haphazard. While you may think that it is ok if the couch or other furniture is on the smaller side, think again. While a spacious looking room will always be a classic look, furniture that is too small can be dwarfed by a large space. It can end up looking ill planned and silly, and the extra space can encourage overcrowding the room with unnecessary pieces, ending up with a sloppy look.
#4- Know Where to Find Quality Furniture that Fits Your Budget
After you have planned and measured, set your budget. Most people cannot afford to have an unlimited budget just to re-decorate a living room or replace a damaged couch, so always set a limit to what you want to spend. If your budget is on the lower end, don’t worry! Market Furniture Warehouse has an incredible selection of quality furniture at low prices so you can find exactly what you are looking for. When you need to choose new living room furniture, look no further than us. We also have great financing options so you can enjoy your new living room, how you want it, in time for the holidays. Visit us today!