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Living Room Essentials — Everything You Need

What’s one of the best parts about moving into a new home? Decorating! With a brand new space to decorate, the opportunities are endless, but the end goal is the same — a beautiful and functional space. This goal is particularly true when it comes to the living room. The living room is a central gathering place for family and friends and should represent your unique style and personality.

We’ve compiled a list of living room essentials to help you get everything you need.


Seating is at the top of the list when it comes to living room essentials. You want to have enough space for your family and friends to comfortably gather. The most important piece of furniture is a sofa or sectional. Since your sofa will be one of the main focal points in the room, plan to pick it out first before choosing additional seating, such as recliners and accent chairs, to complement the style of the room.


Tables are necessary in order to have a functional living room. Depending on the size of your living room, you may need multiple tables. Coffee tables are the most popular as they serve a practical purpose and provide both style and personality. You may also consider end tables on either side of your sofa or accent tables to add extra style and a detailed touch to the room.

Entertainment Units

Having a television in your living room is a modern-day necessity, and with it comes all sorts of cords and accessories. A great way to keep your entertainment center looking sleek and organized is with a media console or TV stand. If you are looking for something with extra storage, a media console is likely right for you. However, if you are looking for something more minimalist, a TV stand is your best bet.

Style tip: Try matching your entertainment unit with your coffee table!


We can’t forget the best part — accessories! Accessories can range from artwork to pillows, bar carts, book shelves, or all of the above. Adding artwork to your living room will add sophistication and extra personality. Pillows are an excellent way to add a pop of color and comfort. If you plan to entertain guests frequently, a bar cart will bring the party out of the kitchen and into the living room. If you love unwinding at the end of the day with a book, add bookshelves to store and show off all your favorites.

Now that you have the essentials, you can start decorating your dream living room! If you are interested in home customization, contact Paul Gray Homes at 316-990-0000 to speak to an expert and get started!