How to Choose Furniture for Your Living Room

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The living room has traditionally been one of the most used areas of the home. It is often the place where the family gathers together to relax, watch TV, play games, and just talk. It is also a place where guests are entertained. Therefore, having the right furniture in this room is important. At International Design Center, we offer many options when it comes to modern living room furniture that matches various interior design needs.

Plan Your Living Room Space

Take measurements of your living room space and any openings that lead to the space. Make sure the furniture will fit through the openings and in your space. Create a layout of your living room space and determine where each piece of furniture will go. This will help ensure you leave adequate room to maneuver and walk in the space after the furniture is installed. You may want to base your furniture layout around a focal point, such as a mounted TV or a fireplace.

Choose Quality and Comfortable Furniture

When it comes to furniture, quality and comfort are prime features of importance to many people. If you have children or pets, then it is also important to choose furniture that will not stain or tear. Some durable materials to consider for modern living room furniture include cotton blends, leather, and wool. Cotton blends are easy to clean and hard wearing. Leather is durable but can crease and stretch over time. Wool naturally repels dirt and is also comfortable.

Select a Living Room Theme

When looking at living room furniture online or shopping at living room furniture stores, consider the theme you want for your space. The furniture should match the theme and fit your style, while also complementing the style of the rest of your home.

Common styles for living rooms and living room furniture include:

Traditional Style: More formal and elegant, rolled arms on chairs and sofas, dark woods, and rich colors

Modern Style: Contemporary vibe, sleek lines, neutral tones, glass, metals, and marble, along with wood

Farmhouse Style: Paneled wood with throw pillows, simple whites, browns, greys, and accent pieces such as rugs, plants, and art

Casual Style: Cozy, comfortable, and cute with light greys and pops of blue, yellow and red to brighten the room.

Choose a Variety of Pieces

You should not only include chairs and sofas in your living room furniture, but also other pieces such as coffee tables, side tables, and more. You may also want to add shelving units for storage in your living room space, which can help you keep the space tidy and organized, especially if you have children who play with toys in the living room.

To learn about the modern living room furniture collection we offer, give us a call today at 612.341.3441, search through the living room furniture on our website, or get in touch with us by email at

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