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Contemporary Living Room Furniture

Its sleek lines, sophisticated styles, and bold colors make any piece of contemporary living room furniture a must have item. If you live in the Los Angeles area, your first stop should be Viesso. If you don't live in the area, Viesso will even cover the cost of your plane ticket if you spend more than $4,000 on your furniture. When buying contemporary furniture, there are definitely a few rules that you should follow in order to end up with a complete, cohesive room.

Choosing the Right Sofa

When shopping for contemporary living room furniture, it is recommended that you start by choosing out which sofa you want to buy. Furniture has two essential purposes: looking good and feeling comfortable. Even if your sofa is the best looking sofa in the world, you still want to be able to lounge on it in the evenings while you are relaxing. You should make sure that the back of the sofa hits your back at a comfortable spot. You also want to make sure the seat of the sofa fits your legs. If the seat is too long or too short it can get really uncomfortable really fast. The Rio Sofa is a very popular choice because it is very comfortable while still maintaining its contemporary style. If you have it narrowed down to a few choices, always go with the most comfortable. You will soon forget what the other sofas looked like, but you can be assured that if you end up with an uncomfortable sofa, you will not forget what the other sofas felt like.

Once you have your sofa picked out, it is time to complete the rest of your living room. If you have a large area, you may want to consider getting the matching loveseat for your sofa. An even more popular trend right now is using two sofas instead of a sofa and loveseat. By using two sofas, you will have an easier time trying to balance the room as you do your furniture layout. Plus, most sofas only cost a small amount more than the loveseat does, and you gain an extra seat for guests. Another option is to get two chairs to go along with your sofa. This is a great option because it gives you a lot more versatility when arranging your furniture. There are many more ways that you can arrange a sofa and two chairs than ways you can arrange a sofa and loveseat. The other benefit to choosing two chairs is that you can find some pretty amazing contemporary accent chairs. The Cloud Chair is a fun chair that would go great in any contemporary room. The chairs do not have to match, either. In fact, your room will be much more interesting if you find two different chairs to pair with your sofa. You should, however, make sure that the colors are complementary to each other. It works best if you choose three main colors for your room, and make sure that all of the items you purchase only contain these three colors. More importantly, all of the large furniture items should have similar silhouettes. If your sofa has thick, angled corners, your chairs should have similar angles in them.

Picking the Right End Tables

Now that the seating items have been chosen, you need to pick out what type of end tables and/or coffee table you want to have. You need to really think about the function of the room when choosing the occasional tables. Perhaps a contemporary ottoman, like the Mento Bench, would be a better fit instead of a coffee table if you have small children, or you would like the option of having additional seating. If you will be using the end tables strictly as design pieces, you can go only with what looks the best, keeping size and scale in mind. If you need the end tables to be functional, such as offering storage, you may need to compromise a little bit on style. With so many options available, you are sure to find some great occasional tables that will make your room look great and satisfy your needs.

Once all of your big furniture pieces have been chosen, the fun really begins. Now it is time to choose the accessory items for your room. Even though it is a contemporary room, it is okay to have a little bit of traditional design in your accessory items. The first item that you need to pick out is an area rug. You should make sure that the area rug is big enough that the front legs of the sofa can go over the edge of the area rug, and it still covers as much room as you want it to. The most common size of area rugs for use in living rooms is 8.5 feet by 11 feet. That size will be big enough that all of the furniture can fit over the edges of the rug, leaving plenty of space in the middle. The point of an area rug is to ground the space. It pulls the entire room together, and identifies it as one living area. There are so many great contemporary rug designs available now that you are sure to find one that ties in all the colors of your furniture, while maintaining the style of the room. Remember to stick with the same three colors that you chose for the furniture items.

The next step is to pick out anything that you want to hang on the wall. Mirrors work great in a contemporary living room because they are simple. Plus, due to their reflective nature, they make the room look a lot bigger. The Norfolk Mirror is a great option that will look perfect in a contemporary living room. Another fun idea is to get your favorite photographs blown up on canvases to act as your wall art. Most furniture stores also have a ton of great artwork to hang on your walls. When hanging your pictures, it is important to hang them at the right height. This is the most common mistake that the average person makes when decorating. The pictures should be hung at eye level when standing up. If the picture is going above a sofa, the bottom of the picture should be 6-12 inches above the top of the sofa. It is important to keep pictures this low so that they keep the room grounded.

Don't Forget about the Furniture Accessory Items

The final step is to purchase accessory items to put on the shelves and end tables in your room. The key to a contemporary room is simplicity, so it is important to not go overboard with the accessories. A simple vase, like one from the Avalon Vase Series, with a few flowers in it makes a great centerpiece for a coffee table. A contemporary lamp on an end table can complete the room perfectly.

Once you’ve gone through the steps in planning out your choices in contemporary living room furniture, contact Viesso to make sure every piece of furniture you buy is tailored to your needs.