The moment you enter a room, it is usually the furniture that sets the tone of the room. Whether the room appears too cluttered because of excessively big furniture or too many pieces of furniture packed into the room. Or it might appear a perfect blend of warm and cool with furniture that suits the size and shape of the room and also that is practical for the people living in that house.
And so, it is usually not advisable that one buy furniture on impulse simply because it appears pretty in a store or because it is available at a good price.
There are many components of furniture even when you talk about a living room, that would include a sofa, chairs, coffee table etc. All the furniture need to be set in a particular way for the final outcome to look good.
Following are certain tips that one must remember while purchasing furniture
Theme: Every room must have furniture set in a theme; the pieces of furniture must complement each other. Else it just appears like a cluttered mess. The theme could be your choice, whether you like modern furniture, or traditional or ethnic or anything else.
Size: One must bear in mind the shape and size of the room you plan to put furniture in. If the furniture is too big or too small for the room, it looks unappealing. Before you step out to buy readymade furniture, always measure the room so you know the size of furniture to look for.
Personal needs: This is most important, the people living in the house and their personal needs stand above everything else. For example, if you have a toddler in the house, you might want to avoid furniture with sharp pointed edges. Or a pet in the house would need another type of furniture. Also, it depends on how much time you plan on spending in that room.