When I was growing up my family would always buy a 3 piece suite for our Living Room, which normally consisted of a sofa and two matching armchairs. They would also be either brown or a funny cream colour, which my grandmother would always refer to as coffee and cream, She'd declare to anyone and everyone that 'coffee and cream can be matched to any other colour' which is true, unfortunately she only ever bought matching, coffee and cream three piece suites.
As time went on it was very fashionable to purchase a Three Seat sofa, a Two Seat sofa and a mat...
There's a few basic rules to adhere to when planning your living room to make the most of it.
Scale. large furniture in a large room and smaller furniture in a smaller room. Sounds like common sense, but in my experience people get carried away in furniture shops, measure your room and measure the furniture you're buying. It'll save you a lot of time and money.
Sofa. The first piece of furniture to buy for your living room is your sofa. It's the largest piece of furniture in the room and will dictate the other furniture in the room as well as the style.