8 Living Room Furniture Ideas for Design Inspiration
You’ve heard us declare “It’s all in the mix” countless times, and while cliché, you have to admit there’s truth to the statement. The best spaces aren’t one note; rather, they are a little bit modern, a little bit granny-chic (or perhaps mostly minimalist, a hint flashy—you catch our drift). This is especially true when it comes to choosing furniture. Gone are the days when you would buy a matching set from the furniture store. Now it’s about creating a curated space with pieces that combine comfort and style, function and flair. To take your living room design to the next level, we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas that are sure to inspire your space.
1. Everything Is Better in Pairs
When it comes to creating symmetry, two is always better than one. Add a pair of side chairs (or two!) or install a set of wall lights on either end of the sofa for a perfectly balanced space.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Rearrange
If you’ve had your furniture in the same spot since the day you’ve moved in, it might be time to switch it up. Try moving the sofa to a different wall or turning it perpendicularly to create separate seating areas. It’s an instant (and free) redesign!
3. Embrace Slipcovers
A crisp white sofa works well in any space, but they have a reputation for being high-maintenance. Compromise with tailored, washable slipcovers.
4. Add Color With Accents
For a cohesive look, stick to a single color palette when mixing-and-matching pillow patterns meaning, go ahead and toss the swirly throw pillow next to the thin-striped one as long as they are both blue.
5. Play with Scale
If you’re working with a small space, you don’t have to limit yourself to small furniture. Try choosing a statement piece or two such as a sofa or sideboard that will command the room and offer more in terms of seating or storage.
6. Go Off the Wall
Instead of arranging your furniture around the perimeter of the room, try floating furniture in the center of the space. This trick can create seating areas that are better for conversation and helps keep the center of the room from feeling like an empty void.
7. Rethink the Cocktail Table
Sure, you need a spot to set your drink and maybe display a book or two, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to the standard square or rectangular cocktail table. Try grouping smaller round tables or go for an ottoman topped with a tray for a comfy spot to kick your feet up also offer extra seating for a crowd.
8. Make Your Space Do More
A living room is more than a spot to watch television. Make the most of your space by adding pieces that an will give the room another use. A cafe table and chairs can double as a dining area and a slim console instantly adds an office.