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Where do you spend most of your life? Probably in your living room. The name of the room says it all.

Everything from opening Christmas presents, to entertaining dinner party guests, to enjoying a movie with your family – it all happens in the living room.

Of course, these memories aren’t as cozy without the right home entertainment furniture to accommodate them.

With the unlimited options that every consumer faces, it can be daunting to invest in new furniture, but it doesn’t have to be.

With these basic tips, you’ll be able to pick out new living room pieces without a twinge of buyer’s remorse.

Taking Space

Have you measured the dimensions of the room you need to furnish? If not, break out your measuring tape immediately.

Once you have your measurements in hand, try drawing a floor plan. You don’t need architectural grid paper to make a basic sketch of a room.

With your measurements, you’ll be able to plan the layout of your room before you even begin looking at specific items of furniture. This is key to helping you make a well-informed purchase.

Figure out the space you have available through your sketches by drawing potential pieces in different layouts. Make sure you design at least three feet between home entertainment furniture so your room doesn’t feel too cramped – don’t make a big room feel smaller, or make a small room feel tiny.

In fact, it wouldn’t hurt to get out some masking tape and actually mark out where you want your items to go.

One thing most people (who aren’t professional interior designers) forget is to measure the doorways. The last thing you need is to order home entertainment furniture that you can’t even get in the door.

Pondering Purpose

You’ve done all the hands-on work involved in planning, time for the mental exercises.

What is the essential function of this room?

Will children be spending a lot of time here, or is it mostly adults? Do you have people over often, or quite rarely?

Will your friends be sleeping over often? The answers to these questions should influence your home entertainment furniture choices.

Are there any defining characteristics of the room your furnishing? Something like an alcove or fireplace will narrow down your furnishing choices. You wouldn’t want to stick modern furniture in a rustic setting.

Picking Pieces

Now you’re ready to take the plunge.

First, focus on basic entertainment pieces. Do you have room for bigger items, or do you want to keep it simple? This will determine whether you need a basic TV stand or an entire cabinet.

Are you looking for something with a more rustic, hardwood look? How about glass pieces that appear more modern? You should have decided the style you’re going for to narrow down your options.

Although sturdy, high-quality furniture items cost more, they are a more economical choice in the long run. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. This means that cheap pieces will degrade quickly, leaving you with not only broken furniture but a headache.

Home Entertainment Furniture Choices

At Rainbow Furniture, we know that your furniture choices amount to much more than a place to sit down. These choices will affect the memories you make with friends and family.

Not only can we create custom furniture orders for your home, but we even offer a free design service.

Contact us to inquire about our high-quality furnishing services.