With what seems like the endless stream of options available to you, how does one choose the style of living room furniture that will work best for them and their family? Would a full sofa work best? What about a loveseat or reclining leather chair? Leather or cushion? Furniture shopping can quickly turn into a full-time job. To make your search a little easier, here are some factors to consider when making your final decision.
How much time do you spend in your living room? The more time you’ll be spending there, the more imperative adequate space and comfort are.
Do you have kids? Young or old? Young kids lend themselves to spills, rough-housing and the like – hence, leather would probably best the best route to take here. A full sofa would work better than a loveseat for households with children; better for gathering the family on for snuggling purposes.
Do you frequently have overnight guests (and no guestroom)? If so, a full sofa set might be a better idea than a loveseat since it provides more space for couch surfing friends or family.
Recliner chairs rarely work as the only furniture for a room, but provide an excellent complement to a sofa. Reclining chairs are perfect for working from home, relaxing after a hard day with a good book or paying bills.
Take these guidelines into consideration while shopping, but in the end do what feels right in your guy and works with your budget.