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Choosing the furniture for living room may seem overwhelming at first. Start by considering what material you want the furniture to be made of or if you are looking for already assembled pieces or are open for it to arrive flat-packed. Then think about what kind of furniture you actually need.

1.Choose the material

Furniture materials

2. Choose the pieces

Other than a sofa, there are no strict rules about what furniture to include in your living room, so it is really down to the size and what you expect to get out of it.

1. Coffee table

coffee table

Available in various sizes and shapes, square, rectangle, oval and round, coffee tables are also available with storage options. A single-shelf table for storing magazine or a table with drawers for filing documents, or the one with a lift-up top in which you can store more bulky items are just a few options to choose from.

2. Console tables

console table living room

Console tables are an element of decoration than being practical, although these have drawers that can be used to storage small items. Their height makes them useful as a surface on which you can stand a table lamp or similar piece of decoration. The table can be placed against a wall or behind a sofa.

3. Side Tables

side table and arm chair

A side table is designed to be located at the side of a sofa or armchair. It is generally used as a surface to rest a lamp or keep any reading material or drinks for example. They are available in a variety of widths, so check the size you need before you make a purchase.

4. Nest of tables

nest of tables

This is a useful piece of furniture that comprises of a nest of two or three different-sized tables neatly tucked inside one another. They can be pulled out when required to provide an extra seating for kids or as a table surfaces.

5. Bookcase

A bookcase can be a great display piece of furniture to show ornaments, collections and photos, in addition to books. Make sure that the space between the shelves is deep and tall enough to display all your possessions before buying it.

6. Shelving unit

shelving unit living room

Similar to a bookshelf, open shelving is available in great range of designs, sizes and finishes. These shelves, in addition to practical storage, also act as divider between living areas.

7. Credenza

credenza living room

Credenzas can be very useful storages in a living area, they do a job to hide away toys, magazines and books, or office equipment. Some are also available with cord outlets already cut out in the back so they can be used for electrical devices such as a DVR or a printer.

8. TV stand

The TV units are designed to be low so that you can sit a TV on top and house your home entertainment systems and gaming equipment on the shelf, or in the storage below. If space is an issue, you can also opt for corner TV stands which utilises the corner of your room.

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