It’s always exciting to look at revamping your living room (or putting it together in the first place if you’ve just moved in), but there are some things you’ll need to think about when you first get started. For example, there’s the cost factor. While living room furniture sets don’t have to eat into your budget too much, it’s important to think about the cost implications and to find a set that matches your budget while still giving you the furniture that’ll make spending time in your living room all the more enjoyable.
In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds, but really it comes down to how much you need, the style you’re looking for, the materials, and more. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the key factors that’ll determine the amount of money that you’ll pay.
The Size of the Room
There’s a big difference between looking at living room furniture sets for a massive space and looking for one for a cosy and intimate space. If the room is large, then you might need a couple of sofas, multiple tables, a couple of individual chairs, and various side tables. If the room is small, then you could feasibly get away with buying one sofa and one coffee table; once you’ve added an entertainment unit, then you’ll be good to go. So to begin, look at how you’re going to layout the room — from there, you’ll understand not what you need, exactly, but how many of each item you’ll need.
What You’ll Need
No matter the size of the room, there are a few things that you’ll most definitely want to have in your living room. These can be thought of as non-negotiable costs, the ones that you’ll need to buy if you’re going to have a living room in line with modern standards. At the most basic level, all living rooms have a sofa and coffee table — though in this day and age, nearly all of them have an entertainment unit. As we mentioned above, the size of the space will determine how much of each (well, how many sofas/seating spaces and coffee tables) you’ll need to fill out the room.
Of course, the essentials are just the starting point for your living room. The final cost of the set that you buy will be influenced by how many extras you want to have. These aren’t necessarily required but can help to improve your room. For example, do you want to have various side tables that are placed to the side of each seating space (as opposed to coffee tables, which will go in the middle of the room)? You may also want to have a display cabinet in there, too — they’re a great way to store books, photographs, and other items that can make the living room feel truly like your own. Individual chairs are also recommended if you want to diversify the seating options or add some aesthetic intrigue to your living room.
Your Preferred Style
It’s not just the type of furniture that you’ll need to think about, but also the style of the furniture. This can influence the cost of the set a lot; for example, there can be a difference in the cost of, say, knotty oak furniture and glass/steel furniture. If you’re intent on having the former, then you might end up paying more than you would for other materials. In general, it’s usually best to pay a little more if you have your heart set on one particular style, in large part because you spend so much time in your living room. It’s worthwhile paying a little extra to get a space that you’re entirely happy with!
How to Save
The good news is that no matter what you need or what style you’re looking for, there are always ways to save on the costs of furnishing your living room. For example, there are certain times of the year when furniture is cheaper than others, so unless you’re in a rush to furnish your living room, holding out for a bit of time can lead to big savings. You’ll also find that there are discounts and deals to be had at all times of the year if you navigate your way to the ‘sale’ part of the website.
If you’re looking for a great living room set, check out the collection on our website — you won’t be disappointed.