5 Living Room Furniture Ideas To Impress Your Guests

5 Living Room Furniture Ideas To Impress Your Guests

From movie nights to blowing out candles on a birthday cake, almost everything happens in a living room. It is the most important part of the house, which reflects the heart and soul of a home. It is a place of comfort where families and friends make the best and most memorable memories. So, what does one need to make the best out of a living room space? Furniture, whether antique or modern, that fits and complements the house’s style, build and design. In this article, we will list five essential furniture ideas that will surely impress your guests.

Living Room Furniture Ideas

Green sofa


Furniture for seating is the essential thing in the living room. The sofa being the heart of it, which takes up the most space in the room and therefore must be the most central and eye-catching piece of the whole room. A sofa should be comfortable and durable, as it will be the house’s most used piece of furniture. A sofa should be:

  • Functional: in the sense that it should be able to fit a specific number of people. It should be kid and pet friendly. Its functionality also depends on individual preference.
  • Sensible: it should be affordable and within your budget. Since the living room will be built around the sofa, the design should be timeless and classic, with a style that will last long.
  • Durable: It should be well-built and sturdy. It should also be easy to clean and maintain.

Round coffee table

Coffee Table

After choosing a sofa, getting a coffee table will bring the living space together. A coffee table is essential for providing a shared and central multipurpose surface that is great for glasses, cups, a TV remote, a bowl of snacks, etc. Coffee tables come in many styles, shapes, and designs, so when picking one, there are many factors to keep in mind.

  • Style: the style of your coffee table should suit the style of your sofa. If the sofa is bulky and long, getting an oval or square long table will best complement the sofa. However, getting a round table or an end table will be best suited if the sofas are L-shaped. The height of the coffee table should not be too long or too short. It should be the same height or slightly higher than the sofa seat.
  • Material: the material and color of the table should be the same or complement that of the sofa. If the sofas are wooden, choosing a table made from the same wood will make the living space look well-designed and polished.

White chair


Having additional chairs will provide more seating space for guests. Whether you pick an accent chair, a recliner, or an armchair will depend on the style of your sofa. The room size should be considered, as you do not want the living room to look overcrowded. Similarly, seating arrangement is essential to make the room feel well-thought-out and spacious at the same time.

White entertainment Unit

Entertainment unit

Almost all family members or friends spend most of their leisure time in the living room, so it is a room where entertainment plays a major role. The TV is a key feature of the living room. Therefore, an entertainment unit for the placement of the TV, gaming console, and speakers is essential. This unit should blend well with the other living room furniture to unite the whole room. Its size should be sensible compared to the room size, as living rooms need to be spacious. Its style and design must complement that of the entire room.

Green olive bench

Side tables, benches, and stools

Side tables, benches, or stools are another subtle addition to the living room that will provide positive usage of the space without overcrowding. These are a great addition as they are highly functional when having guests over. They provide more surface area for setting down personal items like keys and mobile phones, and also hold home decor and houseplants. The side tables, benches, and stools must be chosen to fit the style and design of the entire room. Their height should also be comfortable enough to match the sofa and chairs.

While having the right living furniture is a great way to impress your guests, adding suitable accessories like cushions, rugs, and plants will further enhance the comfort, style, and design of your living room. The right accessories and artwork will take your living room to the next level.

Still confused? Here at Niu Urban Livingwe can help. Not only do we help you pick the right furniture for your living room, but our complimentary design consultations will help you design a cheerful space just the way you like it. Contact us today.

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