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Choosing Living Room Furniture For An Open Concept Home

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Open concept homes can feel spacious and airy, but furnishing this type of floor plan can be a challenge. With the right furnishings, you can define the space in the living room area without making your home feel cluttered. Here are a few options you can use to create the ideal living room area for your family.

Sofa Sectionals

Sofa sectionals provide ample seating while helping to create a defined seating area. Use an L-shape design to complete a corner living room space, or opt for a larger U-shaped model for a living space in the center of the floor plan. Some sectionals come with included ottomans, which can be used to create a focal point in the room. Larger ottomans can be used in place of a coffee table for a cozy addition to your new living area.

Area Rugs

Use a large area rug to define the border of the living space. The rug should be large enough to peek out from under the sofa and other furnishings. Choose a patterned design for use on hard flooring surfaces, or opt for a solid color with a striped border to complement a carpeted floor. If the space is too large for a single area rug, choose a set of three placed next to each other, leaving some extra space in between to let your flooring peek through.

Console Tables

Console tables can add a finished look to a sofa that is not placed against a wall. Choose a table long enough to match the length of the sofa, and place a vase or lamp in the middle to create a centerpiece. In rooms that are short on storage space, opt for a console table with built-in cabinets or drawers. This storage space can be used to keep blankets, remote controls, or magazines neatly out of sight.

Armchair Pairs

If you are using an L-shaped sectional or a sofa and loveseat set, you may want to consider adding a pair of armchairs to the open side of the seating area. They help to close off the seating area and also create a handsome finishing touch to the living room area. Break up the pair with a side table placed in between the chairs. For a more unique look, choose matching chairs in contrasting colors.

Visit a furniture store, such as Chris Furniture Inc,  for inspiration, and use these ideas to create a stunning living room in your open concept home. Whether you are shopping for living room sets or individual pieces, you can find perfect furnishings for your home's unique layout.