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Author: Gennadiy Tverskoy: So, are you ready for themodern living room experience? Ready to change your furniture style but don't know where to start? Let's start…

What I would recommend you is to first choose the right wall unit for your room because your sofa position and measurements will very much depend of the placement of your TV entertainment center, TV stand, or the complete wall unit. You can, of course, choose to just get a TV stand but I strongly recommend you to get a complete wall unit. This could be the most creative and unique furniture piece in your living room. These days, with so many options and choices out there, it all depends only on your creativity to build your own style from what furniture manufacturers are offering you.

Sofas, dinette area tables, coffee tables – all of these furniture you see in stores usually look somewhat alike to what your neighbors have but building your own wall unit gives you an opportunity to create something really eye catching, nice, unique and futuristic. And to make that happen, let me offer some helpful hints that always work for me: 
A wall unit is usually what you see first when enter a living room so work hard on it. First, you really need to start with choosing the right size – yes, it does matter here. There is a very simple rule I use: "90-60-90", or I would say "90-60-45-90" J. What it means is that, usually, all modules geometrically come in standard sizes like 90, 60 and 45 cm. Sometimes you will find 120 and 100 cm units existing but those usually are TV bases or base units. Depth typically does not exceed 15-17" for wall mounted units or storage units and 20-24" for base units. Trust me, if you've done this part of your homework correctly, it will serve you right.


These days, plenty of colors and finishes are available on the furniture market. Lacquer, wood veneer…. I especially like black / white, black / red lacquered color combinations; however, even though white color looks nice, be very careful with it. The color of your wall might spoil the effect (means if your wall is painted in white, beige or of white then white wall unit will blend in and you won't have that contrast effect you've been looking for).

Please…. Do not try to make your entertainment center spacey and useful at the same time…. It won't work… there are lots of closets in your house so do not kill the look, make it simple, low to the ground, open and airy.    Last but not least – do not overplay and do not forget about your components… Some compositions looks nice in the catalog BUT in the real life if you try to set up a TV there, you will have lack of space and lots of cords to hide. So be careful when choosing a TV unit, make sure you know measurements of all your components and try to visually hide them into available space. Sometimes a back panel works nice to hide cords under the panel. Sometimes TV units are made this way to hide all those ugly cords. So be careful - this is very important.

Sofas… or sectional sofas are the most commonly used pieces of living room furniture today. Here are some recommendations when choosing one: it is always better if you position the sofa and your 

chase lounge the way that they both face your TV (wall unit). I also like the idea of putting chase lounges on both sides of your sectional sofa. The result is: it will make a sitting place cozier…. The whole place feels more secure and separated from other areas that way, making it a space for easy relaxation, a living quarter inside a living quarter.   It is always your choice to choose an upholstery. I like fabric myself. It is more comfortable for me and you have lots of different colors to play with but, once again, it is always your choice.   Now, let's get to the coffee tables. If your room is big or even huge, low profile tables in wenge finish would look very nice there. If you ask me, I would prefer arm tables. They save lots of space; they're not heavy, they are convenient enough to put a newspaper or a cup of coffee on them when you need it. Or you can hide it when you are not using it. There is a wide selection of these kinds of tables these days in wenge, glass (almost all of then have adjustable height) - Click here to see your coffee tables choices.

Dining or Dinette area - Wrong choice here could kill your entire job. Dining table and chairs, even if you choose a modern ones, still looks heavy and attracts too much attention to itself, taking it all away from the rest of your beautifully created ensemble. To solve this problem and not to kill all previously done work, I would recommend selecting a console table, either in wenge finish or glass. One side of it usually gets permanently attached to the wall. The other side has nice modern chrome legs. These consoles are usually hard to find but they can be custom made easily (and mostly not expensive). To complete your composition, install a nice, adjustable bar / counter chairs instead of the dining chairs. Now you have a place to eat in or use as a bar table if you're having a party. All simple, nice unique and inexpensive.

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