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The sitting room is the coziest part of your home where you can sit and relax. While people use the term interchangeably with the living room, the sitting room is smaller than a living room and is not mainly intended for display but comfort. Sitting room furniture usually consists of a sofa and two armchairs.

When it comes to furnishing your perfect sitting room, there are many ideas to choose from. But, no matter the room’s size, shape, or style, ideal furniture pieces make it a perfect living room to spend time with the family.

If you want to create a stunning sitting room, here are some furniture ideas and considerations to remember:

Sitting room functions

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Before you shop for furniture, ask yourself what you need in the sitting room.  Will both family and friends be relaxing in this room?  Perhaps you need a coffee table for serving snacks?  Do you want to put a TV set to enjoy your favorite family movies and shows?  What other furniture do you need to be in the room?  Your room should have some seating and furniture available that is comfortable enough to lounge on for hours.

Great sitting room furniture ideas for your different needs include sofa sets, lounge furniture, recliners, tv consoles, bookshelves, coffee tables, side tables, and ottoman.

Home space and layout

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There are different types of sitting rooms depending on the space and layout of your home. For example, if you have limited space, your sitting room can be the living room where you can both lounge and do some display.   You may also have an open-concept space where your sitting room is by your dining area and kitchen space.

If this is the case, you need to think of the different areas around your sitting room.  It is essential to match or complement your sitting room furniture with the rest of the elements in the area to create an excellent spatial balance. Some factors you should consider when looking for furniture to cover the sitting room are the colors and furniture style.

Sitting room window

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Windows in your room allow natural light to enter and create a cozy place to relax and unwind. If you have a window by your sitting room, you may want to consider having a window seat that can work as a reading nook and an additional seating space. Have a shelf in the area to put your books in and some decorations and plants.

If natural light is scarce, you can use floor lamps, pendant lights, and built-in lighting that will match the furniture style in your sitting room.

General home style

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Classic, traditional, country house, boho, contemporary, modern – no matter what style you have, remember to match your sitting room with it.  For instance, fabric-covered wooden sofas may look stunning with your traditional and country house home. On the other hand, you may go for tufted lounge furniture if you have a classic home.  Modern and contemporary home styles also look great with modular living room furniture pieces.

Accessories and decorations

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As I have mentioned earlier, sitting rooms are meant for comfort and not mainly for display.  With this in mind, you need to prioritize furniture and room accessories that can help create a cozy space for you and your family over stylish ones.  The good news is that you can always combine both comfort and style.  For instance, throw pillows, throw blankets, and rugs that complement your furniture sets can make your sitting room look gorgeous and feel cozy at the same time.  Indoor plants, wall art, and lighting can also add a comfortable feel to your room and, at the same time, make it look elegant.

Whether you are looking to redecorate or undertake a mini makeover, I hope this inspires and sparks ideas to create a comfortable yet stunning sitting room you will cherish over the years.