Most people think of sideboards and dressers as being either dining room furniture or farmhouse kitchen furniture. However, if you have the room they are a boon in your living room. We’ve seen our customers use sideboards for everything from storing children’s toys to acting as innovative drinks cabinets; with room for glasses, cocktail shakers and bottles they make an ideal living room bar area. They are also as effective in creating extra space thanks to their ample storage facilities. A sideboard can also act as a makeshift coffee table or an extra surface to display vases or ornaments.
Make sure you get the proportion of the sideboard right to the size of the room. Just as a large sideboard can easily overwhelm a small room, a smaller one can also look lost or out of place in a space that is too big. The sideboard height is also an important factor to consider against other décor in the room.
There are so many sofas available, it may seem impossible to pick one. But there are a couple of important things to keep in mind to help guide your decision. Size is the biggest concern, so be sure to measure your space from all angles. It might be that a corner sofa fits best into your living room, so be sure to check out some of our great corner sofas, including several modular options.
Then think about how many people you would like to seat in your living room. Would a two, three, or four-seater sofa work best? Maybe you want a cosy armchair to snuggle up in with a good book, too. Think about what accessories you want, footstools are great, and some even offer you hidden storage, great for keeping a living room tidy.
These aren’t the only options to think about, either. Many of our ranges are also available as sofa beds to help you accommodate additional guests. We offer recliners too for those who like to stretch out in comfort. And when it comes to the finishing touches, you can choose from a huge variety of leather and [fabric sofas](https://www.oakfurnitureland.co.uk/category/fabric-sofas/).
Coffee tables are a fantastic piece to not only hold your drink while you relax, but also displaying with style any ornaments, books or magazines you care to show off. If you need to incorporate additional storage you might want to consider some of our coffee tables with drawers or a shelf underneath.
We know that it’s not always possible to hang your TV on a wall, so a TV cabinet can be a truly game-changing decorative piece in your living room. Don’t worry, if your room is small or unusually shaped, then a corner TV unit can be a brilliant way to utilise all the space in your room. Corner cabinets can be a perfect way to present your TV in a less obtrusive way whilst also carefully concealing any cables and plugs from view. For larger TVs, our large television cabinet would be the ideal choice, and with ample cupboard storage below, it can hide all your media players and accessories neatly out of sight.
Whether you are looking for somewhere to tidy away any media, store bottles of wine, clear up kids toys and board games or put away throws and blankets, we offer extremely useful storage solutions that are ideal for everything from displaying ornaments to tidying away throws and bedding or even media. One thing’s certain: you're spoilt for choice here.
Our display cabinets all vary in range and style, so all that’s left to figure out is which of your prized possessions you are going to display in it.
A great way of adding character and warmth to your living room furniture suite is to add a bookcase. Once stacked with your favourite tomes and a few ornaments, it will personalise your living room as well as being practical. You’ll have to consider both your living room and storage needs and decide on size. We offer everything from tall bookcases going from floor to almost the ceiling, to small ones which are more versatile around the home, providing storage both in and on top of themselves.
While these may be popular sights in the hallway or entryway, console tables work a treat for extra storage in the living room, too. You can choose from console tables with storage drawers, or shelves underneath for display. These are great for making a statement in the hall, adding extra surface area for flower displays or ornaments in the home.
The trick to furnishing a comfortable living room is making sure there are plenty of places to store things and declutter, and to hold your drink. Our range of side tables is a great place to find that. As with all of our furniture, you can pair your side table with furniture from the same range. Based on style and storage needs, you’ll be able to choose from more minimalistic side tables or options with a drawer or shelf.
Nests of tables
For those who like their furniture to work double duty, nesting tables are a fantastic option. You can choose from a pair or a trio of nesting tables. Either way, you’ll find them truly useful when space is at a premium or for extra surfaces when entertaining; they can even double as an extra stool for added seating if needed! The stacking nature of the tables means that when you don’t need them they will take up only minimal space.
If you want to create a work or office space in your living room, you’ll be happy to know that it’s quite easy to buy a computer desk in your favourite range of living room furniture. This means that it complements your living room’s style, and can blend into the overall look of the space when not in use. For a tower computer, you will need a desk with a large cabinet space so the tower can easily fit. Also bear in mind that you will need additional depth for computer cables and access ducts for safely passing the cables through, whilst helping to discreetly hide any wiring away. For a laptop, you will want to have a large enough drawer or cabinet with shelving so that you can securely store it away when it comes to the end of the working day.
A nice finishing touch to your living room furniture is to include a mirror. This will give the effect of extra space and light, brightening up a dark corner.
Traditional or avant-garde? Understated or maximalist? Whatever style you choose, a clock can be the ideal finishing touch to your living room, used to liven up a bare wall, add interest to a chimney breast or simply keep track of your busy life.
Will you need a floor or table lamp for those evenings when you want a cosier ambience? Or maybe both?