Living room furniture - a useful list of furniture and accessories

Standing at the door of an empty living room in your new home can be quite intimidating. But with such a selection of furniture, accessories and decorations to choose from today, it's not always easy to know how to organize a space. Also, depending on preferences and aesthetics, everyone will want something different. With different space constraints, certain living rooms can accommodate different furniture than others.

That said, there are a few living room essentials that we think can and should be incorporated into almost any space. From living room furniture and entertainment options to accessories and decor, this checklist of living room essentials will help you decide what you need and don't have in your home.

1. Mandatory furniture

By far the most important category of living room elements is furniture. Furniture takes up the most space and is therefore often the first thing someone notices when entering your living room. Although there are many different possible combinations, we believe that some living room furniture is simply a must for every home.

Sofas and sofas

Probably the most important piece of furniture in any living room is the sofa or sofa. Sofas tend to be the biggest and most expensive pieces you'll buy, and we all know how important it is to have a comfortable place to rest after a busy day. Plus, everything in the room revolves around the sofa - so it's a good starting point to start shopping for living room furniture.

The sofa is an indispensable part of the living room

The first step in choosing a sofa is functionality. Consider e.g. about how many people will usually sit on the couch. In addition, wear and tear should be considered when choosing a sofa. Do you have pets? Children? Do you often host parties? All these questions are very important when choosing upholstery. Different upholstery has different maintenance and cleaning requirements, and some will stain more easily than others. Before buying a sofa, ask an expert with good knowledge about upholstery.

Once you've found a few sofa options that meet your functional needs, ask yourself if the style fits your home. Remember that most sofas last between 5 and 10 years, so try to think long term and don't get too caught up in the latest style trends.

Finally, the most important piece of advice for shoppers looking for a new sofa or settee: try them out! You will never be sure of the comfort if you simply do not sit on them.

Choose a functional sofa set

Coffee tables

What comes next after you've chosen a sofa? Many people like coffee tables because they provide a central surface for glasses, magazines, remote controls and the like. Read on to find out how to choose the right coffee table for your living room.


Coffee tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you will need to consider the sofa and the size of the room when making this decision. Large, long sofas usually work best with long oval or rectangular tables, while modern sofas or large convertibles can incorporate a square or round table. In addition, a round coffee table can 'soften' a room with a lot of sharp, square lines.


Height is an important factor when choosing a coffee table. If your table is too high or too low, it will affect your sofa awkwardly and create functional and stylistic inconsistencies. Choose a coffee table that is the same height or slightly higher than the seat of your sofa. For a more relaxed feel, try a table that is slightly lower.


Functionality and style are the two main factors to consider when choosing the material for your coffee table. If you have small children, avoid glass. If you don't normally use plinths, you might want to avoid the beautifully finished walnut. Remember to choose a coffee table material that not only looks and feels good next to other pieces in your living room, but also makes functional sense.

The coffee table is the heart of every living room

2. Less necessary furniture

Some pieces are a bit less essential than the couch and coffee table, but they still feature very frequently in most homes. Whether you will include these parts in your living room will depend mainly on the space, functional needs, budget and style preferences.

Armchairs / recliners

Armchairs and recliners are a great way to provide your guests with more comfort in the living room. They should be added after you have already chosen the sofa set, as their style should complement the style of it. Since you don't want your living room to feel too cramped, be careful how and how many armchairs and recliners you add.

Recliners provide comfort

TV racks or assemblies

In most homes, the TV is the focal point of the living room. Both TV tables and wider compositions are options for installing a TV. We recommend that you choose a composition that fits well into the space and at the same time provides all the functionality you need. Be sure to choose a unit that matches your TV, and don't forget to consider whether or not you'll be wall-mounting the TV. For a more hidden look, try a TV cabinet. For living rooms where there is a lot of space, try a corner unit.

Additional tables

In addition to the coffee table, there are additional side tables can be a beautiful and seamless way to add surface area to a room. Especially for larger living rooms with longer sofas, side tables are great, as they offer a place to store drinks, etc. for people sitting on the ends of the couch away from the coffee table. Consider coordinating the color scheme and style of your living space with your coffee table, and be sure to choose a height that fits comfortably with your couch and/or chair.

3. Supplements

Furniture is important, but it's not everything. By choosing the right accessories, you can take your living room to the next level. Accessories can add a ton of style and functionality without compromising functionality.


We believe that plants belong in every living room. In addition to freshening the air by adding oxygen and absorbing harmful compounds, plants look great and go well with almost any furniture. Before you buy them, make sure where your plants will be placed in relation to the windows and check if they are suitable for the amount of light they will get.


Depending on the type of flooring, you may want to add a rug to create a cozy feel and ambiance to your living room. Rugs help keep rooms warm and inviting, making them a great addition to living rooms. Find one that matches the design scheme of your room.


Curtains are well known for being the highlight of any room, especially in the daytime. We recommend using curtains as a way to add character to your living room. Try a bold color or pattern that doesn't match the rest of the decor, but works to liven up the room a bit.


Blankets are an indispensable addition to the living room. There is nothing as comfortable as watching your favorite movie under a warm and soft blanket. In addition, using color schemes helps to accentuate your sofa and bring life to your living room. Who knew looking so good could be comfortable?

A decorative pillow to liven up the room

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