LIVELY Living Room

Undoubtedly, the living room is the centre of the home. Here we spend the most time relaxing after a long day, entertaining guests or having a great time with homies. This space sets the tone to the overall home decor. And, as long as we spend a lot of time here, the same decor day after day might be annoying. Well, we’re not saying about the total rearrangement every month or two! But simple updates can become vital to refresh your hub. Need few ideas? We are ready and willing to assist.

Throws and Pillows. If the furniture seems like looking dull, dress it up! Add few bright spots with the set of throws or pillows. Or both! It’s an easy step, but still it makes a huge difference. You can even shift the style with those accents – make the room look more funky or chic, or modern-stylish. If you need some cheer, use the pillows with joyful prints or short inspiring words. Mixing the unexpected will make it definitely a focal spot. Traditional style room demands the paired pillows, contemporary style allows to keep it odd-numbered.

Table Set. Coffee or cocktail table is an essential component of your living room. Moreover, it is a right place to create an eye-catching spot. Decorate the table with few basic elements to make it lively. A three-dimensional look is created by placing a nice tray on your coffee table, few books, and a candle or vase for height. There’s no denying the decorative statues!

Bookcase. Too much old stuff, not much use of it? Clear off the dusty shelves and create a space for your souvenirs and decor pieces showcase. Open bookcase is an ideal place for any accessories, from plants to figurines. Have you removed your encyclopaedias to the trash bin yet? No need! Use your books together with the decorative accessories to get more into sophisticated look. If you are more into bookworm’s stuff and you’ve got many books on your shelves, try rearranging them by color or create a “wave” style “playing” with the height of the books. This will add visual interest to the room.

Add bright colors and fresh plants to bring life into your living space. A few simple tricks – and your favorite living space becomes fabulous and adorable. Need more bril ideas? Follow FurnitureCart‘s blog – every new week we’ve got something exciting to share with you.

How to Arrange Furniture in Your Living Room

The space size does not matter, if you have the furniture arranged right in your living room – you will enjoy it to the full extent. Just use few of our quick advice and make your living room truly cool!

When arranging furniture, leave room for traffic and the ‘entryway’ free. Make several seating islands (landing spaces). If you have a fireplace in your room – place cosy sofa and a pair of chairs facing each other. Add end tables for visual balance and a touch of functionality. Facing chairs and sofa towards each other are good also because it does encourage conversation. Our tip: place seating no more than 8 feet apart!

Place the seating so it takes advantage of the view your room has to offer. It might be TV or spacious window. Or you might like to create your own focal point by placing the wallart or making photo wall, or even placing console, bookshelves or etagere with your favorite objects. Another useful tip: It is better to place the television so the screen faces away from the sunlight.

Coffee table in between the seating island is a must. Frame the space with cabinets for storage, placed around the perimeter of your room, along the walls. If the space is shrunk, use round tables between chairs and a couch. The curves of the round tables are better for moving around them without sacrificing the territory invaded and for the safe navigation around.

Family and living rooms are usually considered to be the storage hub. Keep it organized if it’s your case as well. Here come entertainment walls and media consoles with storage for rescue.

Living room should have enough of light to be beloved spot. Let the windows provide enough sunlight into your room. For the evening cosiness use the lighting: chandeliers, sconces, and lamps keep it bright. Use your creative imagination flow and make the marvelous room for you and your guests to enjoy!

Sofa Styles You Need to Know for Your Stylish Home

While looking for a right sofa to fit your space and home style you will find out plenty of designs and sofa styles. Today the Furniture Cart team defines the most popular types of sofas, so you can not only understand a difference between Tuxedo and Chesterfield, but explain it also.

We will start from the retro furniture piece, making it easier to distinguish this style from the rest on the list. Mid-Century Modern sofa is usually characterized by a clean-lined, exposed delicate wood legs, rectangular shape, tufting. Usually made in leather or tweed, this sofa takes roots from the furniture styles of the middle of the previous century.

Chesterfield has peculiar features of the deep button tufting on the back and the rolled arms. Moreover, the arms are the same height as the back and it is often made of leather. Just think of the sophisticated library couch style – and it is definitely about Chesterfield.

Camelback has an arched back reminding of the animal it is named after. The back typically has one or two humps, the same as the aforesaid animal, by the way. Elegant curves’ style creates graceful look in the living room space. Originally this kind of couch featured an ornate leg or skirt.

Tuxedo sofa is clean-lined and geometric, square frame with the arms and the backrest of the same height. Usually sleek tuxedos are upholstered with fabric making it the buttoned-up and modern piece for the ones, who love minimalistic look.

Bridgewater is estimated to be a comfortable classic of the sofas, creating a casual and friendly look to a room. It features the angled upholstered back and low, set-back armrests.

The hallmarks of the Lawson sofa are square or rolled arms that are lower than the squared back. The couch has been designed for the financier Thomas W. Lawson, so no wonder it had comfort in mind, featuring deep wide seat good for relaxing or reading a book in.

English (aka English rolled arm) features low arms, high backrests and loose cushions on the bottom (making it extra comfortable to seat), upholstery is tight throughout. Sometimes the arms are so low that it appears to be armless.

Sectionals are multi-piece sofas, they can be manufactured and arranged in multiple configurations. Two common configurations of these kind are L-shape and U-shape, but there’s much more to get to know about sectionals, as they are gaining popularity and the list is becoming vast and versatile.

Gorgeous Cabriole sofa was popularized by Louis XV in the beginning of the 1700s. It features the exposed carved wooden frame, and the legs that curve outwards and down, upholstered in soft fabrics, like linen, cotton and velvet to create a cozy feel.

Knole sofa is the one which first appeared at Knole House, Kent in the 17th century. The armrests are as high as the head and the seating has considerable depth. Usually used by the head of the house to formally receive guests and visitors, it has many features reminding the actual throne.Hopefully, now you are keen in the sofa styles and kinds, and you will definitely get inspired and find the right one for your cozy space!

Sectional Sofa Buying Guide

Just couple of weeks ago we talked in our blog about the sectionals for small spaces. Today we are here to remind you that a sectional is always a good answer when it comes to living rooms, both in spacious premises or small spaces. Good comfortable chaise or modular can provide enough seating for the big company of your friends and become a relief harbor for the eve. You can find the right spot for it in the corner to save some space in your room or make a statement in design when placing it in the middle, it is up to your creativity and décor preferences.

This time we are giving you the brief guidelines and tips about the types of sectionals. Just in case. In case you are starting making baby steps in the furniture rearrangements. Or if you are making renovation with a completely new home décor and you still want to provide seating for the whole crew.

For a start, choose the best layout option for your room, whether it can be l-shape, chaise, symmetrical or other, it will become a fav place for a chit-chat, social talk or enjoying TV show.

Ashley Furniture offers a range of types of sectionals easy for a best fit:

L-shape in a classic traditional design with the Larkinhurst – Earth Living Room SectionalTip for you: When deciding to figure the convenient layout, better to face a single focal point (TV or chair, for instance) across from the longer part of the sectional.

U-shape in a contemporary style with the Pantomine Modular Sectional will become a good conversation corner for the crew.

Symmetrical has the same left and right arms, as an example we’ve chosen the ultra-plush Nesbit DuraBlend Antique Living Room Sectional.

Chaise sectionals with left-facing and right-facing chaise, Kendleton Left Chaise Sectional by Ashley Furniture and Masoli – Cobblestone Sectional w/ Right Facing Chaise.

Tip: You have undoubtedly noticed on Furniture Cart, that either reversible sectional or not, it can be “right” or “left” which refers to the arm placement when you look at it head on, not from the position when you sit on it.

Usually referred to as curved type, Pantomine Modular Sectional offers multiple configuration options to rearrange your room.

Pay your attention to another available design features when choosing the right sectional for your place. Due to versatile Modular Sectionals, it’s possible to arrange your piece of furniture whenever you like by purchasing extra pieces later to rearrange. Reclining Sectional means that one or several seats in sectional recline and a Sleeper Sectional comes with a full pull-out bed offering an opportunity for your guests to stay overnight.

Shop All Sectionals