Our guide to furnishing your living room with beautiful teak furniture
Living rooms are where you entertain guests and are also the first place you go to relax. Therefore you need some versatile furniture to make the most effective use out of your living area. Teak living room furniture is a great solution because it is robust and durable, and has a very versatile look, either you buy it stained or leave it to its natural golden brown color.
When redesigning your living room, first of all, measure the space available and draw a plan of it to scale. Bear it in mind as you browse through the furniture options and decide what size of sofa, coffee table and other key pieces will work best with the space you have available. It is important to leave adequate space around items such as your coffee table, to allow movement in the room. If you can not find the sizes you are looking for, bear in mind that some companies make made to measure sized furniture, and it's not usually expensive as you might think.
Key Pieces of Living Room Furniture
Comfortable seating is a must for any living room. With such a beautiful range of sofa and chairs available today, you will be spoiled for choice. Choose your sofa based firstly on how it feels to sit on. This is the most important thing, as you need to be able to relax at the end of a hard day. Then pick a color and texture that works with your décor.
A coffee table – coffee tables are functional pieces that come in handy when entertaining. Teak coffee tables are strong and sturdy and will last for many years to come. Look for styles made from simple clean lines that emphasize the rich beauty of the wood. Reclaimed teak coffee tables create a rustic look that is timeless. They are also extremely practical and will not get spoiled by heavy usage.
Storage units are vital to keep your home uncluttered. Keep clutter out of sight with a teak side board, cabinet or trunk.
A bookcase is perfect for displaying your collections or favorite books. It can also be dressed with a few decorative accessories, to make a focal point in the room.
What is living room is without a TV? Choose an entertainment unit as entertaining as the TV itself, and make sure this matches with the other furniture in the room.
If you have a large living area, a slim, sleek console is another stylish piece to consider. Versatile console tables can offer a surface for displaying accessories as well as table lamps, which are essential for creating soft mood lighting.
Living Room Accessories
A textured rug in the room will set off the character in your teak furniture perfectly.
Add mirrors to make the room feel bigger
Soft furnishings such as rugs, throws and cushions are essential in this room, to make it feel like home. Choose colors to complement or contrast with your sofa and furniture and pick a range of different natural fabrics – including wool, silk, satin and cotton.