Your Welcoming Committee: 5 Stylish Furniture Pieces for a Classic Living Room
The living room, or its equivalent in your home, is one of the best ways to put your best foot forward. Apart from being the place to welcome family and friends, it is also the best arena for you to showcase your unique tastes and preferences. The sky is the limit when it comes to furniture and décor choices for living rooms, yet there are some enduring “must-haves” especially for those striving for a classic feel. Read on for our top 5 picks to help you make that ultimate first impression in your space!
- Cushy Loveseat
Those cute sofas, also known as loveseats, are not only comfortable but also versatile; their size makes them easier to fit in a small apartment or a living room/office space. Loveseats come in a variety of colors and styles to suit all tastes. Although not as big as a full-length couch, a well-placed loveseat is still a great focal point for your living space and is inviting for both you and your guests to chat, entertain, or simply lounge. Alternatives to loveseats include chaises or even window seats, both of which can be decked out to suit your needs.
- A Pair of Armchairs
To round out your living room as well as provide additional seating options, consider adding a couple of armchairs. A pair of chairs helps avoid that “hot seat’ effect with solo seating and can be moved around for various activities. Armchairs can be made as comfortable as recliners with the proper upholstery, and they come in a wide range of styles ranging from grand wooden pieces to sleek metal creations for a modern classic feel.
- Coffee Table
A coffee table is more than a place to dump your keys, bags, and other miscellanies at the end of the day. Neither is it simply a repository for your old magazines and glossy books. The coffee table can be used to show off a unique centerpiece (apart from a vase of flowers), or even some of your collectibles. Coffee tables can come as part of a matched set with your couch and armchairs, but they can also be purchased separately in complementary colors to provide a refreshing contrast and another focal point for your classic living room.
- Floor Lamp
Although built in ceiling light fixtures are a go-to for most apartments and houses, the addition of a floor lamp or two provides additional illumination as well as a more welcoming touch to your living room. Floor lamps can be strategically placed to light up dark or awkward corners. They can also be used to draw attention to a striking wall hanging, painting or other decoration. Floor lamps can also help designate areas as reading nooks, study areas, or other divisions in a multipurpose living room. Unlike ceiling lights, floor lamps can be easily decked out to suit a classic theme by simply adding a lampshade or other fittings.
- Full Sized Sofa
A large couch may not be as versatile as a loveseat or armchairs, especially for small living rooms. However, a full-sized sofa is the ultimate in comfort and hospitality. Not only does it practically invite company to take a seat, but it can also double as a spare bed in the event of a sudden guest. Classic long sofas often come as part of “sala sets”, making matching furniture a cinch. You may also consider incorporating an heirloom sofa into your living room to give a more personal and evocative touch to a timeless space. Newer sofas also come in a wide range of coverings such as faux leather cushioning for a more updated and trendy feel.
A living room can be as quirky or avant-garde as you wish, with floor cushions in lieu of seats and old casks serving as tables. All the same, classic themes and furnishings endure for their comfort as well as versatility across a wide range of living spaces. These stylish furniture pieces can be easily mixed and matched with other accessories to make a space that is very welcoming to your guests, and yet remains entirely you. Happy furniture hunting!