How to Choose Living Room Furniture
Shopping for living room furniture at Rent-A-Center is easy. Picking exactly what you want is hard! Make it easier by following these steps.
First, measure your living room. How wide is it? How long? You can count your steps or use a tape measure for more exact dimensions. It doesn't really matter how you measure, just as long as you're consistent and you measure your furniture the same way. Be consistent (or you'll be surprised!). Measuring your living room will help you pick out the living room furniture that actually fits in your home.
Next, make a sketch of the living room and the pieces you want to include in the room. Are you leaving at least one yard (about three feet) of space between pieces of living room furniture? Leave any less and you'll probably feel cramped walking through one of the most important rooms in your home. Cramped does not equal comfortable.
Think about the furniture pieces you and your family will use most often. How will they be used? This is the time to consider function and style. If your living room is where your son's soccer team hangs out after practice, you might want to consider living room furniture that's durable and easy to clean. If the living room is your family's all-in-one movie theater, homework station, and dining room, make comfort and versatility your top priorities! Whatever you need, Rent-A-Center has living room furniture to match.
Then, look for the basics! Some people have more living room furniture, some have less. There's no wrong way to build your dream living room! In general, living rooms include a sofa, armchair or loveseat, side table, and coffee table. Ottomans, throw pillows, area rugs, and lamps can all add comfort and ambiance to your living room furniture setup. Think of these items as living room accessories!
Here's what you need to know about living room furniture basics:
Sofa: The sofa sets the tone for the entire living room. It's usually the biggest piece of furniture in the room. Consider the shape, size, fabric, color, and silhouette.
Armchair: An armchair is a cozy, comfortable chair meant for lounging. It's upholstered and has support on both sides, so you can rest your arms in style. Armchairs are great for reading or watching TV.
Loveseat: A loveseat is a small sofa. It's typically big enough for two people to sit on. A loveseat is essentially a "two-seater" couch!
Side Table: Side tables can go on either side of a sofa, armchair, or loveseat. They are smaller than the coffee table, which is the primary table in a living room. A side table is a great place to set a book, a cup of coffee, or the TV controller.
Coffee Table: A coffee table is a low table that goes directly in front of the sofa. Coffee tables are designed to be convenient spots to set small items, like books, games, or drinks.
What Do Living Room Sets Include?
Living room sets can vary! At Rent-A-Center, your living room set is likely to include a matching sofa and loveseat. Talk to a Rent-A-Center associate to create your own living room package that includes a coffee table, end table, and even an electric fireplace. We can work together to give you the living room decor you want today.
Living Room Furniture for Sale at Rent-A-Center
Rent-A-Center has an impressive line of living room packages to help you live a stylish and affordable life! Furnish your home with name-brand living room furniture at affordable prices, delivered right to your door. What are you waiting for? Fill out an order online to save time in-store, where your local Rent-A-Center associate will help you complete your purchase. Find great deals on living room furniture sets and more!