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Finding the Perfect Living Room Set for You and Yours

Hey there! So, you're on the hunt for a new living room set? That's exciting! But I know it can also be a bit overwhelming with all the choices out there. Don't worry, American Home Furniture and Mattress has got your back. Let's chat about some common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. Plus, I'll share some tips on picking the right items for your space. Ready? Let's dive in!

Don't Forget About Your Room's Size

First things first, let's talk about size. It's easy to fall in love with a living room set in the store, only to bring it home and realize it's too big or too small for your space. It happens more often than you would think. So, before you even start shopping, grab your measuring tape, and get the dimensions of your room. Trust me, it'll save you a lot of headaches later on.

Tip: It never hurts to take your own measuring tape to the store as well, always measure twice and execute once.

Comfort and Functionality are Key

Next up, let's talk about comfort and functionality. Sure, that ultra-modern sofa might look amazing, but if it feels like sitting on a rock, you're probably not going to love it. And that beautiful white fabric? It might not be the best choice if you have kids or pets. So, think about how you'll use your living room set and choose something that's not only stylish but also comfortable and practical. If you have kids and pets maybe a leather set would be good for you. Don’t like leather polyester is another great option.

Keep Decor in Mind

Now, let's chat about style. You want your new living room set to fit in with your existing decor, right? So, when you're shopping, keep your current color scheme and style in mind. You don't have to match everything perfectly, but you do want it to blend well with what you already have. You always want one thing that will fit and pull a room together. That could be either throw blankets/pillows or a beautiful rug. You want something that will flow with what you already have going on.

Maintenance Matters

And lastly, don't forget about maintenance. Some materials might look great in the store but can be a pain to clean or might not hold up well over time. So, before you buy, consider how much work it'll take to keep your new living room set looking its best.

                Tip: Depending on the material, there are different ways of cleaning sets. For extra protection on your well sought out living set, check out “Securing Your Furniture’s Future” post for more information on our benefit program.

Picking the Right Items for Your Space

Alright, now that we've covered what not to do, let's talk about how to pick the right items for your living room. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Functionality: What will you be doing in your living room? Watching TV? Hosting parties? The activities you plan to do will help determine the type of furniture you need. Maybe reclining furniture for those movie nights or a stationery . Maybe upholstered is best for you over leather. What feels like home and comfort to you?
  2. Style: What's your personal style? Modern? Traditional? Something else? Your living room set should reflect that.
  3. Color: What color scheme are you going for? The color of your furniture can either complement or contrast with your walls and other decor.
  4. Material: What type of material do you prefer? Think about comfort, durability, and maintenance. Do you want leather or upholstered? Take your time and try them out.
  5. Budget: How much are you willing to spend? Remember, quality is an investment, but you don't want to break the bank. The back dock or clearance section is something that you might want to check out first.

By avoiding these common mistakes and considering these factors, you'll be well on your way to finding a living room set that you love and that’ll fit like a glove.

Until Next Time,

American Home Furniture and Mattress – Helping New Mexicans Make Their Houses Feel Like Home.