Comfort is very important when shopping for your family room
furniture. You want to look for couches and chairs that welcome
lounging, that you can sink into at the end of a long day.
But because a family room can be so high-traffic, you want
to make sure that these pieces will last you as well. Choosing
high-end leathers, microfibers, or durable fabrics to upholster
well-made frames will ensure that your family furniture will
last you and yours a good while.
Because there is so much activity in a family room, you want
to make sure that you incorporate useful pieces into your furniture
selection as well. For example, an L-shaped couch with some
accent chairs can create a great furniture circle for conversation
and movie watching. If you place a sturdy coffee table in the
middle, you’ve also created the perfect space for board
games, snacks, and toys.
You’ll want to keep lighting in mind too. If you use
your family room for movie and television watching, lamps and
overhead lights on dimmers can set the mood and reduce glare
on your television screen. And if you place your lamps and
direct your light correctly around your furniture, it’s
easy to turn up the lights when it’s time to play those
Another important piece of furniture for your family room
is an entertainment center. You don’t just want a place
to put your television. Keep in mind DVD storage; other electronics
like gaming consoles, radios, and video players; space for
family albums; and drawers for all those games and extra blankets.
If you choose your entertainment center wisely, you’ll
have space to keep all your family room necessities right at-hand.
Insider Tip- If you purchase reclining furniture be sure to
ask about the factory and store warranties on the metal mechanisms.
Insider Tip- Consider fabric protection products to get the
most out of your fabric choice.