Are you moving in to your first apartment or house? Still looking around for furniture? Here are some tips on which basic living room essentials for your new abode:
Consider your needs. Are you single? Do you have children? Will you be spending lots of time in the living room? Will you be receiving a lot of visitors? Do you have a big space, or a small one? What is your budget?
Seating. Of course, who would want to stand up when they come in for a visit? Buy one or two couches plus a living room chair (or two). Make them more comfortable and lush-looking by adding colorful pillows and throws – which don’t have to be expensive.
Table. Choose a sturdy and versatile coffe table. If you have a small living space, you can always double the coffee table as a dining table or a study table. End tables are optional but if you can buy them, they’re good for holding various knick-knacks
Lighting. You will need a ceiling light for a wider lighting coverage. You can also add one or two lamps for a little mood lighting. These will be enough for the living room.
Other stuff. Your entertainment center need not be elaborate. You can have a small cabinet to hold a television, a dvd player, stereo, and some books, CDs and DVDs will be enough.