How-to Make Your Home Modern with Furniture

Many times, people look at magazine spreads and covers for home magazines and wish they too could have that clean and polished look. However, you don’t have to copy magazines to get a beautiful look for your home. If you stick with modern, sleek looks, you can create a clean, neat, and lovely look in any home. If you use the right sofas and sectionals, you can create a look that is unique and gorgeous that can fit into any home style. Check out the following tips on how to add a modern look to your living room using sofas and sections.

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Determine Budget

As with any project, you have to determine your budget. But, you shouldn’t worry too much if you do not have a lot of money. Cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean inferior. There are many ways to get furniture on the cheap. You do not have to buy everything at once as you can buy it piece by piece as you save more money from your paycheck. You also have more choices when it comes to shopping. You can shop online, for example, and you might be able to save more money.

Choose the Right Type of Furniture

Your choice of sectionals and sofas, and other furniture like loveseat recliners, are important. When picking your sofa or loveseat recliners, think about the style. The modern look usually means clean, minimalist lines in neutral colors. Sofas with bright floral prints and rich velvets probably won’t fit the mod look. Try to pick something in a classic fabric, like leather, with squares or simple lines and design. However, make sure the piece is functional and comfortable as you want to have a place where you can sit and relax.

Modern living room
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Don’t Forget Placing and Space

The next thing you have to think about is placing your furniture. Make sure you have enough space, so you should measure your living room dimensions so you know how many pieces you can buy and how big they can be. While you may want a complete set, like sectionals and loveseat recliners, you may not have enough space to accommodate them. Also, don’t forget to add allowance for space between the pieces. You should have at least 12 inches of space between the edge of the sofa and the coffee table, for example, to allow enough space for people to move around with bumping into either piece. Try to find an arrangement that best suits your room and your lifestyle. You should place your larger pieces, like sectionals, in front of the TV if you always watch TV in the living room, while placing smaller pieces, like loveseat recliner, in a quieter corner of the room if you use this for reading or snoozing.

A modern look can look great in most homes, and achieving it is not that difficult if you follow a few tips and tricks.

About Contributor: Colorado native Alice Watson graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with a double major in Accounting and English. After 10 years working in Accounting, she decided to move to Golden, Colorado where she worked in sales for Colorado Office Works, a specialty importation of Furniture Company. She semi-retired to raise her twins, Cody and Jessica, and still works part-time for online furniture store