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The living room – or ‘lounge room’ – needs to be a beautiful space in your home.

It is the place where you can entertain your guests. The place where you go to relax. The place where a family can spend time with one another, or enjoy a TV show or movie.

Our list of living room must-haves can help you create the perfect space for your family. Add your own touches to create a true sanctuary that reflects your personality!

Plant life

Adding a touch of green to your home is one of the most important living room must-haves. Plants look clean and crisp, and most importantly add ‘life’ to your room. Most plants will suit any décor or style, just be wary to choose one that can thrive in an indoor environment.

living room must-haves

 

READ MORE: INDOOR PLANTS FOR YOUR HOME (THAT YOU WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY KILL)

 

A comfy rug

A soft, luxurious rug that feels good underfoot can add an instant warmth and comfort to your living room. If you have floorboards, it can soften the look and make your space appear less harsh. When it comes to choosing a colour, keep in mind the amount of traffic you expect it to handle.

living room must-haves

 

Plenty of lighting

Many people do not appreciate the difference a well-lit room can make. Try adding some floor lamps, or invest in some side-tables and have lights next to your lounge suite. Growing in popularity are exposed bulbs, which can also provide more light for your room.

living room must-haves

 

Something meaningful

Something personal is another very important item for our living room must-haves. To make it feel homely and welcoming, you will need something uniquely you. Family photos are a great example, or even a piece of homemade art. Gather a bunch of your little knickknacks and put them on display all together – the possibilities are endless!

living room must-haves

 

Plenty of storage

Do you have a lot of DVDs? How about consoles for your TV? Make sure you choose a piece of furniture that can hide away some of the mess, to keep your living room looking clean and neat.

living room must-haves

 

A coffee table

Although a relatively minor piece, a coffee table can bring your entire room together. Its central location to the couches makes it a focal point, and it can be used for extra storage when chosen wisely.

living room must-haves

 

Window coverings

Window coverings can help make your living room feel complete. With a wide range of choices, you can almost instantly change the entire look and feel of your room, with just a few curtains, shutters or blinds.

living room must-haves

 

READ MORE: WINDOW COVERINGs THAT COMPLETE YOUR HOME

 

Comfy pillows and a throw

Nothing says comfort like a beautiful throw and big, plump cushions. Your family and guests will thank you for the cosy and luxurious space you have created for them, with just a couple of pillows and a blanket.

living room must-haves


Furnishing your home is an exciting process where your personality and inner creativity will have a chance to shine. However, as much as we would love to purchase top-end products for the entire home, the price tag will often prevent us from doing so.
Fortunately there are still ways to make your home look beautiful without hurting your hip pocket. The trick is mixing a few important high-end pieces with less costly ones, resulting in the perfect blend of products without breaking the bank.
Your living room helps set the tone for the rest of the home. Read our Save or splurge: living room guide to achieve a flawless look!

FLOORING

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Flooring helps build the overall feel of the area. Quality flooring looks nicer, is more durable, lasts longer and will help increase the value of your home. Floorboards are a timeless piece that work well with most colour schemes.

SAVE

Save on your area rugs. Rugs warm up an otherwise stark room and add some much needed colour. However, it also spends its entire life being trodden on and suffering from spilt food or drink. Saving on your rug means when the time comes to replace it, it’s not such a loss. You also have the opportunity to purchase a new rug in interesting colours or textures.


SEATING

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It is widely agreed you should never skimp on your living room couches. A great couch is not only more attractive, but it is also more comfortable and durable, and should last you many years. Buy the best couch that you can afford.

 SAVE

Save on your cushions and throws. As with a rug, they can be picked up relatively cheap, will wear out, and can be replaced with new colours and designs as your taste changes.


WINDOW FURNISHINGS

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Spend some money on your curtains. They will look better, last longer, and with proper block-out qualities can help reduce your heating and cooling bills.

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The hardware your curtains hang on need not be excessive. Let the pattern and colours of your curtains be the feature, and save on the decorative rods. curtains


TABLES

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Splurge on your coffee table if you plan it to be a feature piece. There are some stunning designs that can really lift the mood of a room and look amazing, however…

SAVE

…you can save on coffee tables too! Inexpensive tables can still look fantastic and their functionality remains the same. Flea market tables only need a coat of paint for an instant update, and with the modern industrial trend on the rise, it is easier than ever to find something wonderful for your home. Table accents, paintings and clocks can all be picked up at a lower cost too. coffee table

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