Get The Perfect Match With Your Living Room Furniture

Top Ideas on creating a style that's all your own

Matching the furniture layout of your living room in an effective manner is by no means an exact science. But equally, it involves more than merely throwing together pieces that are similar in their design or materials. In essence, furnishing your living room with a definitive and individual style takes time, thought, creativity, and more than a little artistic license, that is if you want to create a motif that stands out from the crowd. If you possess these characteristics, you should have no problem with instinctually creating a vibrant and original furniture layout. However, if you lack a strong artistic sensibility, try implementing some of the handy tips listed below.

Dare to Be Different

It goes without saying that you want to avoid stylistic cliches at all costs, unless of course cliches are what you desire! Sometimes the most effective method is simply to be entirely unconventional. For example, why not try fusing colours or materials that you have not used together before. Experiments such as this can lead to great discoveries. Be careful though, they may also lead to great failure if your choices are too abstract or unconventional.

Look Further

Look around your living room for other objects or features that might help you to define your style. Do you have any pieces of art hung on the wall? Or perhaps a prominent statuette or ornament? Such items can play an equally important role in the aesthetic appeal of your living room. Try to find ways of combining the colours and textures of these focal points with those of your furniture. This will help to produce a continuity of style that can spread throughout the whole living space.

Wood: A Solid Choice

Although not the most daring or unconventional of approaches, having wooden furniture as the foundation of your living room is almost always a safe and classy option. Generally speaking, the quality of hardwoods and finishes will compliment just about any type of décor you can imagine. Sure, this approach won’t win you any design awards, but it will certainly help to avoid any major stylistic catastrophes! So if wood is your preference, you can’t do much better than the pieces available from Notation Furniture.

And Finally

You may find that you have already applied the above steps but something still isn’t quite right. Don’t worry. It’s often the small finishing touches that really tie a room together and complete the look. These little tweaks could be the spreading of a quality persian rug in the centre of the floor, or perhaps just a series of cushions with colours that help to bind the other features of your living room space.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Susanna
    November 29, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    It always amazes me that something as small as rearranging furniture in a room and changing some accessories can completely change the feel. Thanks for the tips. X

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 29, 2013 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks Susanna, you’re right it really doesn’t take much sometimes to make it feel like a big change 🙂

  2. Karen
    January 20, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    I love the sofa featured with your article “Get The Perfect Match With Your Living Room Furniture by Jen Stanbrook on Nov 29, 2013 • 9:00 am. Who is the designer or where can I purchase this item.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 20, 2014 / 7:29 pm

      It’s from Barker and Stonehouse I believe Karen, try the link at the bottom of the post 🙂

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