Choosing Furniture For Your Great Room
The great room is the workhorse space of your home. Part living room, family room and dining room, it serves multiple purposes and anchors the floor plan of your house. When it comes to furniture, you need to choose the right furniture for your great room. It’s important when considering great room furniture to have two or three distinct functional groupings, while at the same time using colors and styles that are cohesive to the whole space. For example, since the whole great room can be seen at a glance, it’s important if you’re using wood tones to limit and coordinate them. It’s also important not to overdecorate and try to stuff too many pieces in the room; a limited number of larger furnishings usually looks best.
Furniture placement is also important in great rooms. The two, three or more separate functional areas should be self-contained, yet also be part of the whole open space. Be sure to allow enough space between all of your great room furniture for people to walk around comfortably. For example, dining chairs should have enough space around them to be pushed out without hitting the back of the living area sofa. It’s a good idea to choose all of the large furniture pieces first, then add some pillows and other accents without going too small or using too many accessories.