Design Recipes: Cathy’s Home Staging Secrets – Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Den

The right lighting, and a few charming accessories can help you to create a calming, and relaxing atmosphere in your den.
The right lighting, and a few charming accessories can help you to create a calming, and relaxing atmosphere in your den.

The den is the place for relaxing, unwinding, and curling up with a good book or a favorite movie at the end of a long day.

Often, the den is one of the most used rooms in a house, and often serves as a study, social room, and a cozy nook all in one.

Since the den is one of the most popular rooms in the house, it’s worth investing some time into ensuring that it’s as welcoming and comfortable as possible. If you’re looking for some inspiration on updating your den, here are some tips to help you to choose furniture that will help you to create a space that’s inviting and relaxing.

View: Dakotah Pillow Deck Chair Ball Fringe Shell Cotton Pillow
View: Dakotah Pillow Deck Chair Ball Fringe Shell Cotton Pillow

Consider Comfort

Den furniture should be comfortable. Look for pieces that are welcoming and comfortable –furniture that helps you to relax, and chairs that are so comfortable that you don’t want to get out of them! Support is important too, so be sure to look for furniture that offers plenty of back support. Accessorize with soft blankets and throw pillows, and opt for comfortable rugs. Don’t forget about lighting. In addition to the standard overhead light, consider lamps for soft lighting, and task lighting. Subdued lighting is easy on the eyes, and makes it much easier to relax.

View: VOLO Kellan Left Sectional Sofa
View: VOLO Kellan Left Sectional Sofa

Think Function

Function is another important consideration. Choose pieces that are practical, and in line with your goals for the den. Are you hoping to turn it into a social lounge? Look for furniture that’s ideal for entertaining such as a sectional couches so everyone can see the TV, or pieces that can easily be moved around to make space for other activities. When choosing an entertainment center, make sure you find one with plenty of storage space to hold all of your DVDs and games.

View: Tori Home Grass in Rectangular Wood Planter
View: Tori Home Grass in Rectangular Wood Planter

Add Style

Add some class to your den by looking for modern and classic pieces that will help to add some contemporary flair to your home. Choose a décor style, and then accessorize with artwork and features that are in line with your chosen look. Artwork, sculptures, plants, and vases can all help to transform the look of the room, and are a simple, yet effective way to update the look of your den. What about you? Which design details would you incorporate into your den? Share with us in the comments.

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