May 28, 2021 7 min read
Your loungeis often the heart of your home – especially now. Over the past year, this space has since some drastic changes, from being the place where you watch television at night after work, to becoming your home office and workout area, as well as where you binge watch movies and series. Because this space is now multifunctional and more important than ever, it is vital that it is properly furnished.
This is our ultimate buying guide for furnishing a living room with everything that you could possibly need. We will help you identify what core pieces of furniture you should invest in, as well as clever storage ideas and some personal decorative touches that will really make the space your own.
Before you get started with revamping or buying all the furniture, it is worthwhile to assess what kind of budget you have. Based on the size and shape of your space, as well as your needs in terms of seating arrangements, living room furniture can be quite costly, especially if you are buying everything brand new. When planning your budget, you need to assess what are the functions of your lounge, is it exclusively a living room where you and your family will relax and watch movies together, or does it function as a place where you work or study, additionally does it house toys for your children or pets – all of these will factor into how much you should budget when furnishing your living room.
We recommend that for the main furniture pieces that you allocate a bigger portion of your budget to as these items are worth investing in, whereas smaller décor items such as scatter cushions, throws and ornaments can be on the cheaper side as you may want to rotate them seasonally.