Latest Furniture Designs For Living RoomLatest Furniture Designs For Living Room

The floor should be something you should consider when coming up with ideas for your living room. Certainly you wouldn't want a floor where it is almost impossible to walk but would rather have one where you and other people can move around without having to bump into pieces of furniture. The color and material you use on the floor is also equally important. A common trick to the floor is by using ceramic and mosaic. You can also put fine polished wood so as to give your living a fine bright look.

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Black Living Room FurnitureBlack Living Room Furniture

Couch provides more seating to gather and is inviting for larger guests. There are large selection of couches to choose from such as leather suede or cloth/upholstered. There are also variety of shapes to select as well. There is standard couch that seats about 3 people or sectional that can seat as many as 5 to 6 people. Most popular type of couch is sectional which is preferred type of seating specially for large families. Aside from larger seating choice it also offers comfort. A sectional couch is usually made up of two or more pieces and is accompanied by large pillows to afford comfort and ease. Decorating around sectional couch is easy. You can use accent color pillows and utilize side tables for food and drinks. If your living room is large enough you can also add accent furniture such as coffee table as well as an antique or modern chair to add additional seating and decor to the room.

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Traditional Living roomTraditional Living room

Choosing furniture is an important part of getting your living room just right. The items that you choose should be coordinated with the colors of the walls and floors in the room but thought also needs to be given to how to mix and match pieces of furniture for the best finished look.

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Round Glass Dining TableRound Glass Dining Table

The place where everybody in the house gathers for good food and conversation is the dining area. Everyone convenes and enjoys pleasantries exchanged over food and beverage. The function of the room is of course obviously in line with the functions of the furniture in it. As the dining room is used for eating its flagship furniture that garners the most attention and usage is the dining room table. Other dining room furniture work in coordination with the dining room table and together they create the functionality and good atmosphere of the dining room.

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Pedestal Dining TablePedestal Dining Table

Size Choices. The size of dining room furniture is one of the most important details to consider. Two factors will affect the size you choose: the size of the room and the number of people you wish to accommodate at the table. The first consideration will be the dimensions of the room because this will determine the size of the furniture. The shape of the room is another consideration because narrow dimensions may present a challenge for some sets. Select furniture that allows at least 36 inches between the outer edges and the walls. For even more comfort allow between 42 and 28 inches between the furniture and walls. Every person sitting around the surface should have at least 24 inches of space for comfort. If you really want everyone to feel at ease give everyone 30 inches of dining space. People will appreciate an extra 12 inches at the corners of rectangular tables.

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Metal Dining ChairsMetal Dining Chairs

Intimate. Although the traditional table for meals is long and rectangular more and more families are moving away from this trend. In some cases it is due to the restraints that a smaller living area places on the size of the furniture. More often than not however families simply prefer sitting closer to each other. This has led to the rise in popularity of small round or square dining room sets. These accommodations usually seat four to six people at most and they allow for easy interaction and conversation.

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Marble Top Dining TableMarble Top Dining Table

Functional Considerations. The way you use this furniture will determine what you need. For example if you like to have large family gatherings but your immediate family is small you will need to have a table that will expand with extra leaves to accommodate guests. An additional option could be a circular drop-leaf table that expands out for more people and folds down for smaller groups. If you like the intimacy of a round surface for small gatherings around a meal choose a circular design.

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Folding Dining TableFolding Dining Table

Intimate. Although the traditional table for meals is long and rectangular more and more families are moving away from this trend. In some cases it is due to the restraints that a smaller living area places on the size of the furniture. More often than not however families simply prefer sitting closer to each other. This has led to the rise in popularity of small round or square dining room sets. These accommodations usually seat four to six people at most and they allow for easy interaction and conversation.

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Expandable Dining TableExpandable Dining Table

Elevate the Elegance. When you think of a modern style dining room think of it in terms of a woman's favorite little black dress. A simple black dress can be elevated in elegance with the addition of some shimmering silver or sparkling diamonds. You can create an atmosphere of grandeur in a modern designed dining room with the addition of some shimmering lights and sparkling accessories. Pendant lights work well in a dining room. They can be placed throughout the room to highlight areas of interest. They can also provide the perfect amount of light above the dining room table. The reflection of the light on the glass table top makes the surface sparkle like diamonds. A large silver mirror placed on an accent wall will add a shimmering affect to the entire room.

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Dining Chair CoversDining Chair Covers

Re-Purposed. If you are a skilled craftsman or you simply have a lot of time on your hands you can try to create your own table out of older materials. Some common materials used are flooring planks particularly in rarer woods such as redwood old wooden doors and even wood salvaged from wrecked ships. If done properly these materials can make for truly unique dining room sets that not only look fantastic but also offer a story that you can tell to any guests sitting at them.

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