One of the first items of furniture you buy when moving to Singapore is a sofa. The choice depends so much on the shape and size of your current living room, but you also have to think about how versatile it will be in the next home. The type of fabric and colour can relate to age of children or if you have pets. Leather is great for children, easy to clean and lasts forever, but can get hot if you don’t have air con. Are the covers removable?
Colour-wise, you might want to buy the rug for your living room first and then choose the sofa. Floor-wise most places here are tiles, so you do need something on the floor. Next comes an arm chair or two and a side or coffee table that’s the right height and shape for your layout. Then you just need to soften and personalise with soft furnishings and accessories.
Big or small or whether you use it for entertaining or chilling in, you need to love your living room. Here are some ideas to get you started.
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