There are many thoughts that go through a homeowner’s mind when they decide to design or redecorate their living room. What kind of color palette to choose? Is it a good idea to mix paint and wallpaper? What style of living room furniture is best? There are so many questions that need to be answered. While most people carefully consider the style of furniture that they use in their new living room, not too many think about the types that they could choose from. What type of seating do you envision you and your family relaxing on while you watch TV in your newly decorated living room? You need something convenient, and comfortable. Here are some great options for you to think about.

Different Types of Living Room Furniture 

Different Types of Living Room Furniture


One of the most obvious choices is the common sofa. Almost every family has one in their living room. They are often big enough for the whole family to sit on and they are conveniently sized for most living rooms. If you want to go extra stylish, you could buy an iconic Chesterfield Sofa. This studded leather design can often be seen in very sophisticated places such as libraries and private clubs. If you do go for a leather sofa, remember to buy some leather protectant so that you can properly look after the material. This will help the sofa last longer.

Bean Bags

If you have a very young family, you might want to add some playful design to your living room. Why not consider getting some bean bags? No, I’m not talking about the small ones that you used to throw around in your school gym class – I mean a long bean bag that you can sit and chill out on. Since the bean bags are very squishy, you could fit them into the smallest of living rooms. Kids will love these because they are so soft and bouncy. They are also very low to the ground, which makes it safer and decreases the chance of injury.

Window Seats

Do your windows in your living room look out across a stunning view? Maybe it’s a bracing cityscape or a vista of the rolling countryside? To get the most out of your inspiring view, you could consider getting some window seating installed. Usually, this involves making the window ledge slightly larger so that it’s big enough to sit on. Don’t forget some soft cushions for added comfort! If your windows are in the middle of the room, this seating area should be perfect for both staring out the window and watching TV.

Your living room furniture doesn’t have to be boring! There are so many seating options that you can choose from. By choosing the perfect option for yourself and your family, you will be amazed at how much of a difference it makes in terms of appearance and comfort.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.