When deciding what style to decorate and furnish your living room, it can be difficult to know how long you’re going to enjoy a certain style of furniture.
You may be tempted by high gloss furniture today, but will you still like it in five or ten years? Of course, there’s always the possibility of changing everything again, but doing this more than once or twice can become very costly and doesn’t feel like a particularly sensible way to go about decorating your home.
So, if you’re not sure whether you’ll still like the furniture fashions of today in a few years, perhaps you should go for a timeless classic instead and choose the beauty of solid wooden furniture for your living room.
Oak and pine have long been the favourite woods for furniture production. Pine is a soft wood and so generally cheaper than oak, which is a hardwood and consequently very durable.
If you buy oak furniture, you won’t ever need to worry about replacing it, as it will last more than a lifetime. There are some really attractive oak TV units which have been designed to hold the bigger, flat screen TVs that most people have today. They also offer bags of room for DVD and CD storage as well as enough shelving for a DVD player and a Skybox. You can often find coordinating lamp tables, coffee tables and bookcases to go with the TV unit.
The good thing about buying wooden furniture is that it will go beautifully with whatever sofa and armchairs you choose. Whether you have leather sofas or recliners, or brightly coloured fabric seating, both look great against the contrast of natural wood.
And if you like the idea of buying furniture from matching ranges, many of the retailers now offer ranges of furniture that can be used in different rooms throughout the home. So it’s easy to find a range so you can match your living room furniture with other pieces of furniture in your house, like oak sideboards and dining tables for the dining room, and bed frames and chests of drawers for the bedrooms.