The Importance of Furniture at Home
The furniture in a home is like the meat and potatoes of a meal. Our furniture takes up the majority of space and helps make your home feel lived in, welcoming and complete. When choosing furniture for your living and dining room, it’s important to pick timeless, functional pieces that fit your space and budget! Choose from contemporary and modern, traditional or a bit of both in a unique eclectic mix – there are no rules, so don’t be afraid to get creative and buy furniture you love.
The living or great room will likely be the main sitting area in your home so it’s important to choose comfortable and practical furniture. Your main pieces may include a sofa and love seat or sectional, accent chairs, recliners or a chaise lounge. If you have young children, leather may be easier to clean than fabric and will retain its shape longer. If you and your family are movie buffs, consider buying theater seating that will movie night at home feel like a night at the movies. Be sure to have a coffee and side table for resting drinks on and ample lighting and lamps for tasks such as reading, writing or watching television. Your television stand should have plenty of storage space for electronic equipment, DVDs, CD’s, and board games. A bookshelf is a wonderful addition that can store your favorite books, children’s games and family pictures.
Whether you have a traditional dining room or a dinette in your kitchen, it’s important to designate a space where your family sits and eats together. Dining room furniture can be traditional and formal for entertaining guests and family. Consider a dining room table with leaves that can be added or removed to accommodate small and large groups. For a more informal look, consider a round table or one that sits at a counter or bar height. You can select chairs that come with a particular dining set or mix and match. Be sure to buy chairs that are comfortable to sit on or have plenty of cushions! A hutch is a perfect addition that helps complete your dining area and provides extra room to store your dishes, wine glasses or recipe books.