Of all the room additions and alterations a homeowner can make, one that is enjoying a resurgence in popularity is the creation of a great room. When it comes to furniture for a great room, there are several tips for you. The sofa may be large and placed to separate the space from the dining section of the great room. Since great rooms are large, they often work best with large-scaled furniture; small, dainty pieces may look lost in such a big, open space. Other than a sofa, two large chairs and a sizable coffee table can make good great room furniture. Some people may prefer two sofas to the chairs and one sofa; if the space is super-large, even more seating may be needed. For the third use of the space, you should think about how you would best use it. Typically, this area of the room has a fireplace; some homeowners may prefer to make it a games area complete with a pool table. Other people may want to add library kinds of great room furniture, such as bookshelves and seating.
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.