Changing Living Room Furniture

Written By Alla Levin
March 20, 2023

We spend the majority of the time we are at home while awake in our living room. If we have guests around our home, most likely, they will spend time in our living room. For these reasons, among others, it is important to have the right furniture in your living room. 

By right, we mean ‘right for you,’ and this will mean different things for different people. Whether you are looking for some living room matching furniture, a particular color, fabric, or design, finding the right furniture is important to us all.

So, if you are changing your living room furniture, you may be experiencing how overwhelming it can be to choose new furniture. We are here to help you to prioritize ways to decide which furniture to buy. 

Furnishing Your Living Room

When choosing which items of furniture you would like to have in your living room, the first thing to do is to evaluate the space you have available. If you have a smaller living room, too much furniture will become crowded and make the room feel even smaller. Similarly, having furniture that is too dark will do the same thing. 

In a smaller living room you should keep the furniture as light as possible; using light shades of wood or white furniture can help to make the space feel more open. If you are using a lot of white or light furnishings, you can add your own style to the room with pops of color. 

Accessories are an excellent way to add color to your living room, you can either use matching accessories throughout the room or just matching colors to theme the decor. We love a bright-colored throw pillow against a light-colored sofa to give a brilliant splash of color. Alternatively, a nice bright piece of artwork against a white wall can really make the best of the space. 

If you have a larger living room, you can use darker or brighter-colored furniture without causing your room to feel cluttered. You can choose a matching set of furniture, either 2 sofas or a sofa and chairs, to make the most of the space. In contrast, you could choose to mismatch your seating options with complementing or contrasting colors to add more color to your room. 

Whichever option you decide on, we recommend that you make the most of your room size without cluttering the space. A cluttered living room is more difficult to relax in as it will always feel that there is something to clean, tidy, or clear away. 

Additional FurnitureChanging Living Room Furniture

Homesdirect365 has a wide range of living room furniture available in its online store, from seating to sideboards and tables to accessories. Deciding on your seating options is the most important decision when furnishing your living room. Inadequate or substandard seating will reduce the comfort you will feel while relaxing in your living room. The seating is likely to be the biggest item of furniture in your living room, so deciding on or having this in place before beginning to buy other items is important. 

If you begin to buy additional furniture without deciding on your seating options, you risk cluttering the room with a coffee table that is too big. You could also buy other items that do not match the seating you eventually buy. So, once you have your seating options in place, it is time to look at the other furniture for your living room.

The next item we would look at is the table you are planning to have. A table is an important item of furniture as this is where you will put your drink, cell phone, a book that you are reading, or anything else you would need to place down. You have a wide range of options, from coffee tables to sideboards. 

The type that you buy will depend on several factors; you could choose based on material, color, size, or the aesthetic of your room. We recommend that you browse the available range of tables on the website to see what is best for your living room. 

If you have always had a certain type of table in your living room, it could be time to make a change to something different. Changing up the furniture items that you have in your living room can help to keep the room fresh, especially when changing color or design. 

Removing a coffee table that has always been in the middle of the room and replacing it with small side tables next to the seats will open up the room considerably. Opening up the room with additional floor space is an attractive option, as you can replace the coffee table with a nice floor rug. 

Rugsadd additional color to your room

Rugs are an excellent way to add additional color to your room with a vibrant pattern and soft textiles to walk across. A rug is especially nice to accessorize a room with wood or laminated flooring. It will add warmth in addition to color to help your living room feel cozier. 

On a neutral-colored carpet, a patterned or vibrant rug can add the pop of color your room needs. However, if you have darker flooring or patterned carpet, a lighter or plainer rug will be best. 

The size of the rug that you buy is also important, as buying a rug that is too big for the space will be overwhelming when entering the room. It can also make the room feel more cluttered than it is. 


If you are still unsure of exactly which items of furniture you want to buy, then the best thing to do is browse a furniture website to see what catches your interest. At Homesdirect365, you can browse any item of living room furniture, individually or in sets. 

Choosing the style or color is a great first step and can really help you move forward with furnishing the entire room. With the basic style or color scheme decided, you can move on to smaller details and accessories to make your dream living room a comfortable reality. 

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