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Must-Have Family Room Furniture

10 Apr

Figuring out the essentials for your family room depends a bit on your needs. Here are some tips to ensure that you purchase all of the must-have family room furniture items for your home.

Buy a Great Sofa or Set of Chairs

The first piece of furniture that you should consider for a family room is a sofa. Whether you opt for a sectional, loveseat or chairs will depend on how much space you have. If you love to watch movies in the family room or you have small children, a sofa or sectional is likely a better option. However, if you want your family room to appear more formal, opt for chairs instead.

Choose an Entertainment Console

Your family room is not complete without an entertainment console. A TV stand with multiple drawers or compartments will help you to organize your family room and store all of the games, cables and other items that you need for leisure time at home.

You should also make sure that the option that you select is large enough to fit your TV. If you have a flat panel HDTV, you may prefer to mount the TV rather than place it directly on a stand. You should measure your TV and walls carefully to ensure that you will have adequate clearance for the TV after you have selected the stand.

Don’t Forget About the Smaller Furniture

End tables are helpful additions to your family room if you want to eat or drink as you relax. Consider buying two small end tables for the sides of the sofa. You can also set up an end table between two chairs if you are trying to decorate a family room that is smaller. For a relaxed style of lighting, you can consider placing small lamps on the end tables in order to increase the amount of light in the room if you want to read or relax on the couch.

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Three Pieces Worth Investing In

18 Aug

Everyone wants to save a little money. Sometimes that’s a great thing – a bargain on a few dining chairs or an end table is great, and if they turn out to be rubbish, you don’t need to worry about it too much. Other times, though, it’s a lot more important that you make sure your purchases are of stellar quality. Here are the three most important things not to skimp on.

  1. Your main bed
    It’s estimated that we spend about a third of our lives asleep, and when you put it that way, it’s obvious why you should invest in the very best bed you can afford. It’s easy to think that finding a good bed is all in the mattress, but in reality, the frame is just as important. It’s all about making sure that every part of your body is adequately supported, and that you’re not kept awake all night by creaking and squeaking or a bowing mattress base.

  2. Computer chairs
    Almost everyone in the Western world complains of back pain occasionally, and one of the biggest contributors to this is bad posture and unhelpful chairs. Look for proper ergonomic office chairs of a sort that give you all the support you need and are as easily adjustable as possible. With a little work, you’ll be able to tailor your chair specifically to your requirements.

  3. A sofa
    The three things we spend the most time doing by far are sleeping, working, and relaxing. You sleep in a bed and you probably work in a computer chair, but a lot of your relaxation is likely to happen on the sofa – whether you’re watching TV, surfing the internet, reading a book, or chatting with friends and family.  Make sure you’re comfortable enough while you’re there, and your back will thank you for it.