Welcome to the Save, Spend, Splurge series! We know every Homemakers customer has different needs when searching for furniture so we developed this series to show you how to explore certain styles and filter your choices to suit your budget. We’ll go room by room and show you which good, better and best pieces you can save, spend and splurge on to achieve your ideal style. These categories align with our Good, Better, Best program which makes it easy to find quality furniture at a great price.
Fall has arrived! That means endless nights spent around the TV watching your favorite team score touchdowns or curling up by the fire with hot cocoa and a good read. We’re here to help you create the perfect intimate setup for whatever your living room activities entail. There are endless options, whether you want to splurge on a 100% leather sectional and an elegant entertainment center or save your money and go with a clean and simple TV stand and comfortable recliner.
Step 1: Upgrade your entertainment center.
Entertainment centers are just the thing for displaying your TV while also storing your media and personal collections in one place. As the weather begins to cool down, you’re going to want easy access to your favorite rom-coms, board games and books.
Display your possessions on an entertainment center with warm tones that match a casual style such as gray or tan. It’s helpful to keep all of your gaming consoles, remotes and media players right below the TV for convenient storage.
Save, Spend, Splurge: Entertainment Centers
Ashley Trinell Entertainment Center, $769.99
This extravagant entertainment center will make an excellent focal point in your living room without hurting your wallet. It has a 63-inch wide TV display space along with ample storage for your DVD collection, electronics and other personal accents. This entertainment center is warm and appealing, wonderful for a snug living room.
Save, Spend, Splurge: TV Stands
If you’re looking for a stylish piece of furniture for a smaller space, a TV stand is our go-to choice. We love that it’s easy to move in case you change the layout of your living room. Its convenient storage space right below the TV allows you to keep DVDs and other entertainment necessities right where you need them.
The rich cherry finish of this TV stand will perfectly complement your plush seating. The shelves behind the doors, along with the open shelving, provides ample storage for your media and personal collections.
Step 2: Sink into comfortable living room furniture.
Fill your living room with sectionals, recliners and couches with plush cushions and neutral colors. For fall, add accents with rustic elements or spruce up the space with more contemporary accents.
Many casual pieces often incorporate handy cup holders, storage and reclining features as well, ensuring that your room will be both comfortable and functional. This is ideal for family game nights, reading or cheering on your favorite team.
You can skip the uncomfortable stadium seats and avoid the expense of box seats and luxury suites by making your own exclusive football stadium in your living room that’s good for years to come!
Save, Spend, Splurge: Couches & Sectionals
Ashley Linebacker Reclining Sofa, $529.99
Amplify the cozy warmth in your living room with the alluring brown tones in this sofa. The plush cushions and smooth reclining mechanisms will help you relax while spending time in your living room.
Save, Spend, Splurge: Recliners
Ashley Linebacker Rocker Recliner, $399.99
Unwind in your living room, grab a cup of hot cider and melt into this recliner. The plush cushions, warm brown upholstery and smooth reclining mechanisms will help you relax while spending time in your living room.
Step 3: Add warm accents and accessories.
Transform your living room with accent furniture that adds an inviting feel to the room. Either go with the flow of the room and continue following a casual palette with neutral colors or add accents with a contrasting style such as contemporary or rustic.
End tables, storage benches and cabinets are a great way to incorporate stylish storage for displaying or concealing your household necessities. Another great accent piece for fall is an electric fireplace to help you stay warm and house personal collections or a TV.
Make plenty of room for game night with ottomans and accent chairs. Ottomans are an easy way to add out-of-sight storage and extra seating to your living room. A patterned ottoman can add a pop of color or yummy texture in the room.
Use warm accessories with unique textures for fall. Finish your living room off with patterned rugs in dark hues, textured pillows and wall décor with rich, warm colors such as gold, gray, tan or burgundy. A piece of art that coordinates with your style will make any area of your room pop while also creating a beautiful focal point.
Save, Spend, Splurge: Accent Furniture
As you consider these three ways to create a cozier living room keep this in mind: Don’t lose sight of your unique style. Adding casual furniture and warm accents will help prepare you for a brisk fall and a cold winter. But, in the end, your style is what will make your living room as comfortable as it can be! So, mix in some of your beloved contemporary pieces, add family photos or a traditional coffee table. Surround yourself with love and warmth in your one-of-a-kind, cozy living room.
Ashley Patola Park Storage Ottoman, $259.99
This ottoman is a perfect complement for a snug living room. It saves space with its hidden storage under the cushion. Store your seasonal décor in this ottoman to make it easy to switch out. Its chic, gray color complements any color palette.
Ashley Brandon Accent Chair, $299.99
Get this accent chair for a beautiful, eye-catching addition to your space. The botanical upholstery adds a pop of color to your chic living room.
Ashley Vennilux Accent Cabinet, $249.99
This charming accent cabinet is ideal for storing your personal collections and accessories. The two-tone finish is a wonderful addition to enhance a comfortable, relaxed space.
Add a rustic feel to your comfortable living room with this coffee table. This table has a handy lift-top, making adding versatile surface space. Its organic design is ideal for creating a comfortable space.
For more information about furniture that will make you feel as snug as a bug in a rug, check out our post about chic, casual furniture, and be sure to read our casual style guide to find out how to incorporate more comfort into your home.
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