Lounge Buying Guide

The lounge is such an important room in your house – it’s the life and soul of any social gathering whilst simultaneously being the space where you wind down and relax. As exciting as this is to envision, it also makes it a little bit tricky to find the right decoration, especially with so many different styles to choose from. We’ve split it up all the important decisions into a simple guide so that you can look at the lounge decoration process a little bit differently. Enjoy.

Evaluate your space

The first and probably most important step is to evaluate the space that you’re working with. You don’t have to look into this too much, just some simple measuring so you know exactly how much room you have to work with. Imagine falling in love with a piece of furniture only to get it home and realise that you simply don’t have space for it? Avoid any heartbreaks and search for your trusty tape measure. There are also apps which can help you with decorating tasks like this.

 

The staples

Once you know how much space you have to play with you can start searching for the staple pieces. These pieces include sofas, coffee tables, tv stands and chairs. Materials, colours, shapes, sizes and style all have to be considered at this stage. These staple pieces set the entire tone for your lounge.

Your coffee table should always be a smaller in height than your sofa. For minimalist interiors we recommend a rectangular coffee table; thin legs create a really modern feel too. For a more arty feeling interior, a round coffee table offers a lot more flexibility.

TV stands are also super important and can double as great storage pieces, obviously knowing how big your TV is going to be is crucial – so you can make sure everything in proportion. Once you know the size you can focus on the style, attempting to make it match your sofa and coffee table.

Lounge chairs are often overlooked, but they truly are so important in achieving the perfect overall look. Make no mistake, the chairs don’t have to come as a set with the sofa…mixing it up can add a little more depth to the room.

 

Decorative Pieces

You’ve got all your staples, but admittedly your lounge will still be looking very bare, therefore decorative pieces are vital. These little extras will make your lounge your very own, adding character and life.

Rugs are a great way to add a pop of colour, and they can be as eye-catching or as complementary as you want. Simple white fur rugs are very popular in modern interiors whilst bright woven rugs are perfect for those rooms that are a bit more colourful.

The artwork is another way that you can add colour to your lounge, whilst also displaying your personal taste to the world. Depending on what style the rest of your lounge has developed, you can get pop art, traditional art, expressionist art, well, the list could go on forever.

Side tables are kind of an unspoken hero in the lounge – they’re useful, stylish and add character…what more could you want?

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