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How To Style Living Room Furniture

Castlery   |   Aug 16, 2022

The living room is undoubtedly one of the most important spaces in any home. It’s where you relax, socialise, unwind, and enjoy time with friends and family. And if you’re anything like us, your lounge is probably where you spend most of your time.

Because the living room is such an important space, it’s well worth putting some serious thought into how you want it to look. Often, adding just a few eye-catching accessories and finishing touches is enough to totally change the way the space feels. Introducing an accent rug, a quirky chair or a statement coffee table will not only give your home a bit of personality, but it will also ensure your interior stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

To help you achieve the lounge look you’ve always wanted, we’ve put together our top living room furniture styling tips.

Dark grey sectional sofa in a modern living room From mid-day coffee chats to hosting guests over the weekend, Ethan's generous seats leave ample room for get-togethers.

Add a soft touch

The living room should be a comfortable, welcoming space. The best way to achieve this feel is to fill your lounge area with soft, tactile furnishings and accessories.

Installing a sumptuous standard or L-shaped couch will instantly define the space and help you to create a comfortable and inviting aesthetic. Pile your sofa high with cushions to add a splash of colour to your interior and make your seating area feel even more hospitable.

You can further soften the look of your living area by adding some rugs to the interior design. Introducing rugs is a fantastic way of bringing colour and pattern into your home without breaking the bank or getting into any expensive and messy renovations. Use a rug in a contrasting shade to your sofa and walls to add a bit of drama to your look or opt for a complementary tone to give your room a calmer feel.

Place a rug under your sofa or coffee table to anchor your space and create a fantastic focal point in the middle of your room. As well as giving you the opportunity to stamp your personality on your living area, adding rugs and other soft furnishings to your lounge has the bonus of making the room warmer and more comfortable.

Handwoven area rug in a bright family living room The Lilou Jute Rug sits well in @briebenfell''s family room, creating the perfect soft landing for little ones.

Lighten the mood

Lighting is an essential design element in every room in your home. And as your lounge is probably where you spend most of your evenings, getting the lighting just right is even more crucial.

While having bright ceiling lights is important from a practical point of view, this often-stark illumination isn’t so good for cultivating a relaxing atmosphere. To create attractive ambient lighting, place a standing lamp next to your sofa or a table task lamp by your armchair. These lights will create pools of warmth and give you somewhere comfortable and cosy to watch TV or curl up with a good book.

Ideally, you want at least three lamps in your living area as this will illuminate the space and give your evening lighting scheme a little variation. If you don’t have room for three or more lamps, you could place large candles on your coffee table or sideboard to help brighten up your living space.

Vintage-inspired stand lamp styled with a leather armchair The Cedric Floor Lamp is the perfect addition to your reading nook, as styled by @livewithelle_.

Put an accent on it

If you want to have a little fun with your interior – and make sure your living room is completely unique – why not invest in an unexpected accent piece? A bright, bold accent armchair could make a great addition to your seating area.

If you’ve chosen a retro or mid-century modern theme for your living area, the soft pink tones of the Cammy armchair will look wonderful. Warm and welcoming, this elegant and eye-catching chair can be used to great effect in bedrooms and entrance ways as well as living areas.

For contemporary interiors – or if you prefer your furnishings a little more neutral – the quirky design of the Paloma armchair is the perfect choice. The chair is upholstered in tactile boucle fabric. So, while its clean colour gives it a modern feel, the unique shape and sumptuous finish ensure it will look just as good in a vintage interior.

Two bouclé armchairs and coffee table in a modern living room Why stop at one accent chair? @kiva.brent completes her living room with a pair of Paloma Bouclé Armchairs and the Peri Coffee Table.

Another way to add an accent feature to your living area is with a stylish coffee table. Coffee tables are generally placed right in the middle of the seating area and often act as the focal point of the layout. So, choosing an eye-catching piece is guaranteed to give your living area a characterful feel.

The Castlery Cupid coffee table is a great example of an accent centrepiece. The geometric wooden base grounds the table and gives it a design feel, while the round glass top helps to keep the furnishing light, bright and contemporary.

Adding just a few stylish accessories to your living room can totally transform the look and feel of your interior. Find out more and start shopping for the perfect finishing touches for your lounge, by exploring our collections today.