Imagine your perfect living room. Family and friends snuggle up on the sofa, curl up in armchairs and pull ottomans up to the coffee table. In this well-designed space, your loved ones can do anything: gather around a board game, cheer on a team, watch a movie or even just relax with books, magazines, smartphones and tablets. This ideal room brings everyone together.
The cornerstone of the space is, of course, the sofa. It will both set the decorating tone and determine the floor plan for the rest of the room. Choose the size and shape based on the dimensions of your living room and the flow of traffic. Some spaces work best with a sectional; others benefit from a more classic piece. To avoid overwhelming smaller rooms, consider armless sofas and loveseats.
When designing your floor plan, be sure to leave enough breathing room that the space remains airy and relaxed rather than cluttered and uncomfortable. Since the couch supports the greatest number of people, consider facing it toward the room's focal point, whether that's a fireplace, a media center or a wall of windows.
Let your creativity shine with our broad sofa selection. Choose from design details like straight profiles, thick rolled arms, button tufting, nailhead trim, carved wood and even custom upholstery. Pick the piece that speaks to your style.
Once you've chosen and placed your primary seating, add secondary pieces like accent chairs and ottomans. Choose a matching living room furniture set, or coordinate items with different designs. Instead of using all right angles, try facing one piece toward the sofa at an offset angle for visual interest.
Round out your family room furniture with accent tables and cabinets. These pieces offer display areas for photos and decor pieces as well as room for drinks, books, reading glasses and remote controls. A generous coffee table creates a central gathering point. Design details like rich finishes, sleek lines and intricate woodwork will offset your seating in style.
Add a floor lamp and a few table lamps, and your definitive room is ready to be lived in. Sit back, relax and take a look at furniture to augment the other spaces in your home.