Sofa Designs For Living Room 2014 - Living rooms cater for many needs. They're for relaxing and socializing, listening to audio and entertainment. They can also be used for eating and drinking, watching TV and enjoying. Modern living room design tries to cater for the whole array of tasks and making the most of the area we have often come to be a top priority when thinking about decorating and furnishing the space. The trend in contemporary living rooms is a more open design - you have to look carefully at the quality of natural light within the room and how to supplement it with extra light sources. Wooden furniture with a natural finish is a great choice as it tends to lend a light and airy factor to the furnishings, as well as giving some much-needed warmth and character.
Now think about what you actually want, and what you may desire to have space for - in other words, separate your needs from the wants. You may want space for books and toys, DVD and CD storage and your hi-fi speakers. What you could actually fit into your room will be dependent on the size and shape of the room you've got. You may have to be ruthless in your choices - it is important to obtain a balance between the areas taken up with furniture and open areas you use for access into this space.
After a hard day at work, you often can't conquer throwing open the door and falling in front of the TV to catch up on your favorite programmes. Or maybe you like to listen to songs or even just flop around and do nothing. Whatever your choice, you want a cozy sofa as a key foundation in your own design. Be careful with the size and shape - if it is too large it is going to simply occupy too much space and control the space, and if it is too small you may be unable to fit as many people on it as you would like to.
Open spaces do draw clutter. The more distance we have the longer we try and fill it, often with things that might easily be tidied away if just a few storage had been proposed for them. Built-in cupboards are a solution here but if your room does not match this fashion, then consider carefully about some other options. Solid oak sideboards or oak cupboards work very well. A natural timber finish helps to keep the living room look open and spacious, and their solid construction will resist many collapses.
Solid oak and really solid pine can be easily cared for - slight scratches and marks are easily sanded off and a light application of oil or wax will bring out the natural heat and give the furniture a really mellow allure. Cupboard space like this will give you plenty of space to tidy away toys, DVDs, and books. A good-sized solid oak coffee table is another desirable item and one that can be thought of as an investment as well as a practical piece of furniture. One with built-in shelving beneath will give more storage options, or possibly a nested pair of tables so you've got the flexibility of creating more surface area when you are entertaining friends and family.