Your living room is arguably the most important room in your home. You and your family will spend most of your downtime here, and you’ll entertain your guests here. Having a barely furnished living room might have been okay in your college apartment, but if you’ve since upgraded to a real house, it’s time that your decor gets an upgrade as well. If you’re furnishing (or re-furnishing!) your living room, these are a few pieces that we think you should definitely have.
If you have a significant book collection, you should absolutely display them in your living room— those are an impressive investment. Of course, bookshelves aren’t just for books! If you aren’t much of the reading type, bookshelves can still be a great addition to your living room decor. Use them as shelves for photo frames and small decorations. Display your collection of DVDs or video games. Turn them into stands for small potted plants. Bookshelves are a great way to display what matters to you most.
Many people are opting out of cable or satellite packages these days in favor of online streaming, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting rid of their TVs. In fact, TVs today are bigger and better than ever, with new options like ultra-HD. Smart TVs give you the option of streaming video straight to your screen. You should definitely have a quality TV in your living room to give your family and friends hours of entertainment.
Recliner & Lamp
There’s nothing better than coming home after work and relaxing in a big, comfy chair. If you like to curl up with a good book or work on your laptop at the end of the day, you can chill out in your recliner by the light of a cozy reading lamp. Giving yourself a comfortable space in your own home is so important, and a La-Z-Boy recliner with a reading lamp is a great way to do that.
Sectional sofas give you extra seating options, which is important if you have a large family or like to entertain large groups. They also give you a place to put your feet up at the end of a long day. They can even often be moved around and separated, giving you more decorating choices than a traditional couch. Don’t think that you’re limited to a standard couch: explore your options, and you just might fall in love with a sectional.