Buying furniture for your living room can be quite a challenge, especially if you do not have much space. However, if you follow the tips mentioned below, you might be able to get just the right living room furniture.

1. Measure the Area

Measure your living room to get an idea of how much space do you have available. If you have a large living room, you can opt for any living room style based on your aesthetic sense. On the other hand, if you are a person of small means and tacky little living room, you might want to try out furniture styles that make it appear not-so-congested.

Measuring the living room area will also help you in deciding on the floor carpet/rug size, the center table size, height of sofa sets/chairs, and the size of TV units to be installed in the room.

2. Decide on a Color Scheme

The next tip is to decide on a color scheme. If you are renovating your living room furniture and reinventing the look of your living room, it would be good to go for colors that are different from the older ones. For example, if you had a light color scheme in your living room previously, you can now go for darker tones. However, the decision of choosing living room colors is not that simple since it gets affected by a lot of factors. These include the climate conditions of your location, the size of the room, and your personal preferences.

If you have a smaller living room, you might want to go for furniture in lighter color tones since they elevate the aura of a room and give it brighter and spacious feels. Whichever color scheme you decide, keep in mind the color on walls and the color of the furniture must complement each other in order to give off a perfect vibe. If you are unable to decide on a color scheme yourself, involve your friends and family members. If you still can’t reach a decision, get help from a designer, or maybe ask around in online communities.

3. Pick the Right Furniture Material

Once you have decided on the color scheme, you must decide the material of your living room furniture. You can order wooden furniture or a leather one, floor cushions, or wall carpets; it all depends on your choice and the size of your living room.

4. Choose the Furniture Style

After the furniture material, decide the type of furniture you want. Whether you want a contemporary styled sofa set with a round center table or modern sofa sets with rectangular/square shaped tables and complimenting wall décor. Moreover, you will also have to decide about the number of seats you want your seating arrangement to have. That is to say, whether you want a 7-seater sofa set or a 4-seater sofa set, you will have to decide about that too. Once you have done that, place your order.

5. Decide On the Furniture Arrangement

The last tip is to decide on your furniture arrangement. You can either do this virtually with the help of software on your laptop or by mapping out the furniture arrangement on a piece of paper. You can hand draw the map with a pencil and take the help of your family members in deciding about where to place what piece of furniture. If that doesn’t help, you can take inspiration from online home décor magazines and living room furniture style guides.

Decide on it beforehand so that when your furniture arrives, you know where to put each piece. See if the map you drew really suits your living room size. If it does – good if it doesn’t then make adjustments.


Purchasing your living room furniture is a task easier said than done. Getting good quality furniture which suits your living room size for reinventing the look of it takes a lot of effort on the family’s part especially if they are on a tight budget. However, with a little help from friends and family or online furniture style guides anyone can accomplish this task easily.