You’ve found your dream property; your offer has been accepted, and you’re ready to up sticks and move into your new home. There’s nothing more exciting than furnishing your house to make it a home. When it comes to the living room, you want to inject a little TLC to get it to your liking.
There are various bits and pieces of furniture that are must-haves for your living room. To ensure you don’t leave anything off the list, here are some essentials to buy before the big move.
No living room is complete without a sofa(s). After all, you need somewhere to sit and lie down when watching TV! As the biggest piece of furniture in your living space, your sofa is paramount to setting the correct tone. If you’re after something luxurious, you can look at these sofas from Denelli Italia. They are the UK’s leading Italian furniture store, providing an array of contemporary Italian style furniture, such as a chesterfield sofa. When you’ve found the sofa of your dreams, prepare to kick back, relax, and get comfy!
You need something to store all your mugs of tea and coffee on, so it’s time to start searching for a coffee table. They serve other purposes too. Coffee tables can house personal items like your phone, newspapers, and candles. Before picking one, you need to establish the table’s style, type, and size first. A lift-top coffee table may be the answer for those who love working or eating in front of the TV. On the other hand, storage coffee tables are perfect for those who need extra living room storage.
Millions of us love nothing more than to get on the sofa and watch TV. Whether you like catching up on the latest Netflix favourites or love the soaps, having a TV stand to house your device is essential. TV stands are great for keeping all your electronics together. Just make sure you choose one that flows perfectly with the rest of your furnishings and colour scheme. If you have young kids, we advise you to opt for a wood TV stand over glass (for obvious reasons!).
While summer may be on its way, we’ll be in autumn and winter before we know it. Therefore, purchasing an area rug is a must for your living room. They can warm up your living space while adding a decorative touch in the process. Like with the TV stand, ensure your area rug matches your colour scheme perfectly. If you have a cat or dog, you may find them sprawled out over it within seconds!
Think of your empty living room walls as a blank canvas for you to showcase your personality and style. To inject some life into them, you can use wall art as a statement piece. Whether you add a gallery wall, a stunning hanging textile, or a couple of coordinating pieces, the choice is entirely up to you. Then I also discovered a wonderful little antiques store in Petworth which has some absolute gems inside, so check that out if you’re in the UK and love antiques.
When you walk into your new living room, we’re sure you’ll be itching to put your own stamp on things. Once you purchase all the essentials above, you’ll be on your way to creating your dream living space for yourself and your family.