How To Use A Living Room Sofa For Maximum Space Utilization

172Sofa in a living room is a very special way to occupy space for a special purpose. The main purpose of any sofa unit is to not just to provide seating, but create a secured environment where the home owner
and his family can enjoy moments of togetherness.

That’s why sofas come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In most cases sofa units come in a category of “number of seats”.

3seats in a row, 2seats in a row (commonly called as a “love seat”) and a single seat sofa are available today in the furniture market. Apart from these special designer sofas for placing in corner on the living room are also popular. These designer sofas are sometimes in the form of a letter “L” in plan, with the longer side of the “L” has a back rest with 3 seats in a row. To find out various dimensions of sofas in millimeters visit

The most preferred arrangement of sofas in a living room furniture unit is making use of one 3seat sofa along the longer length of the sofa and two single seat sofas with an end table in between them. A living room set is also available for customers. This living room set contains a 3seat sofa, a love seat, a single seat sofa , end table(s) and a coffee table.

Depending upon the design/dimensions/shape and volume of the living room various combinations of the sofas can be done to utilize space. While deciding the arrangement of the sofas keep one thing in mind that as soon as you arrange a sofa layout, the volume of space occupied by the sofas and surroundings immediately becomes the focus of attention. For example if the sofas have been arranged around the TV unit, see that the rest of the space gets enough attention or it will look unoccupied. Also make use of small elements such as end tables and coffee table of various shapes to create some interest in the living room.

Before defining a living room furniture layout first finalize your main activity of interest in a living room. What does this mean? What I mean is for do you use the living room most. Is it reading?
watching TV, sleeping, home office in a short corner with a computer etc. Answering this question first is very important because in a living room furniture layout sofas play a major role. Since sofas are the heaviest furniture elements you can not move or shift them every other day for a different layout. I’m not saying you can never change the layout once it’s done, but if you arrange the sofas around a TV unit then naturally watching TV becomes your main activity.

On the other hand if you place them around the exit to patio then naturally you will have to spend a lot of time watching nature and birds in the outside garden.

How To Choose The Right Sofa For Your Home

166There are many types of sofa in the furniture market. Choosing the right sofa for your home is important to make sure the chosen size, design and colour fit your room décor. Getting the wrong size may either cause your room to look small and cluttered by oversized sofa, or look overly spacious because there is not enough sitting area. Selected sofa design and colour would greatly affect the overall interior design and ambiance. Below are some tips how you can choose the ideal sofa for your room:

Get The Right Size

Besides determining the size of the room where the sofa will be placed, you would also need to find out the dimension of your main door. Do not buy a sofa set that can’t go through the main door. The chosen sofa should not be too large or too small for your room as it will be the main furniture display set in the living room. L Shaped sofa or large sofa set like sectional sofa would fit well in a large living room to provide more seating space. For smaller living area, nicely designed smaller sofa set would be ideal.

Choosing the right sofa type

L-Shaped sofa is a popular choice for most home owners because it looks neat, presentable, provide wide seating area and can work like a divider between the living room and dining area if the two areas are combined in the same space. But if your room is small, smaller sofa set should be considered such as daybed or love seat and include a few chairs with cosy cushions to give the extra comfort for your guests. The extra chairs can be stored if you want to make the living room look more spacious when you are not expecting any guest. Consideration of how the sofa set will be used and arranged, e.g. for personal usage only to watch TV or to be used for entertaining guests, will also determine the types of sofa you should purchase.

Selecting sofa material

While light coloured suede fabric sofa seems like a popular choice to many, you would need to consider if there are any pets or little ones who may easily soil the fabric setee. Both fabric and leather sofas have their unique beauty. Your selection should consider the upholstered furniture’s maintenance requirement, how the sofa will affect the overall layout of the living area (leather sofa tends to be larger than fabric), durability, etc.

How to Choose The Right Recliner Chair

41Need help choosing the right recliner? It seems like they have been around forever, but recliners were introduced only in the late 1920s.

Once introduced, the recliner’s popularity took off at once as people discovered a new level of comfort. Today, with so many different recliners to choose from, you can have all the comfort you need in any look you want.

 Recliners are popular for many reasons:
  • A recliner is good for relaxing and lounging.
  • It doesn’t take much effort to operate a recliner. With the touch of a button or lever, you can recline the back or bring up the foot rest.
  • A recliner provides good neck and lumbar support.
  • All of the above features also help people with medical conditions who find recliners useful in addition to being comfortable.

The brands La-Z-Boy and Barcalounger have become synonymous with recliners. You constantly hear people referring to their reclining chairs as such even though there are many others who manufacture recliners, such as Lane, Bassett, and Thomasville.

When choosing a recliner, you no longer have to choose from a limited number of styles. Today, you can find a recliner in any style to go with your existing décor. You can also find recliners that are useful if for medical conditions such as limited mobility or back problems.

It would be useless if you couldn’t sit comfortably in your own home due to lack of a comfortable seat. Is the sofa too lumpy or are the regular chairs too hard? Sometimes it’s hard to find a chair with a comfortable back rest to sit in and relax at ease. A recliner can solve all these problems. They are cushy chairs that can be adjusted according to your convenience. There are various types of recliners available for different kinds of people. Hence, before buying a recliner, it is necessary to consider all the existing options. Certain other factors also need to be taken into account. Space issue It is practical to buy a recliner only if one has enough space in the living room or any other part of the house. Recliners are generally huge and bulky and they also, as the name suggests, recline. Hence they need more area than that which they occupy. Style match The recliner should blend in with the rest of the furniture in your room. It should not look like an odd man out, kept in the room for a temporary period of time. The color of the recliner should also suit the overall look of the room where it is kept. You, yourself and the chair There are many recliners that look stylish and trendy; these are popular and in great demand. However, popularity should not be the criterion by which you decide to purchase a recliner. Understand your own needs and wishes; examine the chair well and make sure it suits your comfort. Recliners also come in varied materials like leather and polyester, as well as in different colors. Depending on your personal style you can select a recliner that is simple and cozy. Some recliners also come with many additional features like massagers and speakers in the headrest. The cost of these extremely comfortable and convenient chairs varies from cheap and affordable to extravagant and expensive. Make sure you have your budget in place before getting carried away by the magic of recliners.

These are great chairs for the elderly and people who genuinely struggle to get up of a chair, although the chairs can be a bit expensive it is definitely worth the extra cost to get that freedom of being able to move in and out of your chair without any help. One development of the recliner chair is the theatre recliner, these come with cup holders in the arms and compartments where you can store the TV remote or your mobile phone. These chairs can be large and can take up a lot of room when placed in your house, so a good idea is to get the measurements of the chair before you buy it and check it will fit comfortably in your room.