The livingroom furniture you buy for your home should be more than something to sit on bordered by tables to set a glass on. Do not purchase something just because it is on sale. You could end up with a green plaid couch and a maroon velvet chair. Choose what you like instead. You can always wait for it to go on sale.
French provincial is an elegant and fancy style that can be set off by lamps with crystal drops and fringe. A flowered rug may complement the seating area. Usually French provincial is white with gold embellishments. Some people find it too stiff and uncomfortable to relax in this style decorating scheme.
Traditional is a comfortable middle-of-the road style that can be mixed with other styles. Decorate in traditional and you can use Tiffany style lamps and put one magnificent antique table in the room for an accent. Some people like to add a dresser in one corner. Of course, a dresser is usually in a bedroom, but as an antique accent it can look great.
Place an oversize contemporary style sofa in front of a fireplace and put a fur rug in front of the fire. You then have the perfect setting for pleasant evenings at home. It is perfect for having a cup of hot chocolate with a friend on a wintry evening.
Many living rooms are furnished with one couch and one matching love seat. Two matching end tables can be accompanied by a matching coffee table. Sometimes a round table can be added for a little variety.
Artistic people may prefer to decorate in an eclectic way. They choose each piece of furniture to be attractive in its own right. Nothing has to match although each is chosen to complement all the other unusual items in the room. This can be very attractive if done with an eye for color. Most importantly, the livingroom furniture in a home should reflect the personalities of those who live in the home.