How to make the best out of your living room space

How to make the best out of your living room space

Ever thought your living room is missing something? Consider these factors when shopping for your ideal living room.

Firstly, having movable seating is key. Who doesn’t love a swivel chair? It can face the sofa for a more social setting, the TV, or even looking out a window. Another option is a small ottoman that can be placed under tables or desks; great for bringing them out just when you need them.

Next, what is your focal point? Arrange your furniture around the focal point to create conversation areas.

For example, a decent sized area rug can be a great center piece, where furniture can be placed all around it. This way, your sofa doesn’t always have to be pushed up against a wall or squished in a corner. The focal point can also be a fireplace, big screen TV or work of art. If possible, try to accommodate the room to seat at least 6 people.

Also, the more you mix and match geometric shapes with organic ones, the more interesting the design of your space will turn out! Come up with a creative solution for your home with these selections from Decorium!

Lastly, don’t forget about lighting. Stray away from sticking to one pot light overhead. Add select lighting for reading, watching TV and parties.

Article Written By: Tala Hakeem,

Design Consultant at Decorium

Space Planning Solutions

When we are talking about proper height and furniture spacing we need to know the acceptable measurements for the furniture layout in the space. These are as follows:

Dinning room

Ideally, the distance between any walls and the dining room table, or any other furniture in the room, should be at least 36” apart to allow furniture to slide in and out easily. To improve the flow of traffic in the room, provide at least 48” distance between any furniture and the entrance. The ability slide chairs, with or without arms, easily under the table makes the dining experience a whole lot better for everyone. To guarantee you’ll achieve this with your dining table, provide about 7” vertical space between the chairs and table’s apron.

Distance between chandelier and dining table depends on what look you want to create in the room. Low hanging chandeliers create a modern look, but be careful! If you hang it too low, you will clutter up the look or interfere with ability to convers. On the other hand, hanging a chandelier too high will reduce the integrated feel it brings to the room. The acceptable distance is to hang the chandelier between 24” to 32” from the dining table. To allow chairs to be pull out without any obstruction a rug should be span about 36” past all sides of the dining table.  If you have the space, 24” distance between dining chairs will allow them to slide in and out effortlessly.

Living room

The distance between your sofa and coffee table should be around 18” to give enough room for legs or to be able to reach out to the coffee table with no strain. The best distance between any seating furniture should be between 3.5” to 10” to allow people’s conversation to flow. Ideally, side tables should be the same height as the sofa’s arm, so the people can reach to the side table with no strain. Distance between TV and sofa depends on the size of the TV. Check out a TV size to distance calculator online for the best results. Distance between the wall and rug should be 24” in a large room and 12”- 18” in a smaller room. At least the two front legs of the sofa should rest on the rug.


Side tables should be placed no more than 6” away from each side of the bed. 30”- 42” clear space is preferable around the perimeter the bed.

In conclusion: Do not over crowded the room with furniture. Do not aligned the furniture to the walls. Group the furniture together and put them away from the walls.


Article Written By: Maryam Sadrmomtaz

Design Consultant at Decorium

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This season the most popular and trendy fabric is velvet, believe it or not!

Velvet is a very luxurious fabric, mostly made out of polyester, and has a very soft and silky feel to it.

Of course, it comes in different colours, so you can use it for different types of furniture; as well as accessories, like pillows, throws etc.

Velvet also has different textures, like smooth, railroaded and crushed.

That fabric brings softness and luxury to any room in your house.


Article Written By: Renata Biala

Design Consultant at Decorium,

Fall Colours

Textured Hue Turkish Gold Accent Pillow

Its the time of the year when the leaves are changing beautiful colours and the temperature outside is driving us back indoors. It’s the perfect time to make upgrades in your home decor as you settle in for the season. 

Add new seating to your living room that’s beautiful and more importantly, comfortable. Treat yourself. 

Soon the outside world will be grey, white and dull. Solution? Add colour inside wherever you can. Add some toss pillows in rich colours. Put some artwork up that makes you smile. 

Turn your home into the space that you deserve and it will make you happy until birds return this spring.


Article Written By: Jesse Wilson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Guardsman – Protect Your Investment

Buying furniture for your home should be an investment that you will be able to enjoy for many years.

Furniture sets for your living, dining and family rooms are typically the ones used most at home.

Of course, something that you use often can be subjected to all kinds of accidents, like spills, scratches and stains.

All of the above can happen by accident, and that’s where the Guardsman Protection Plan comes in!!

Guardsman has been fixing furniture for more than 100 years.

If you go to any Canadian Tire, Home Depot or any other home store, you will find lots of product associated with repair and protecting the furniture you have at home; and that’s because furniture is an investment worth protecting. 

The Guardsman plan covers all accidental wear and tear for 5 full years starting from the moment the furniture is in your home.

They will try to fix the accident and if that solution is not possible, they will replace the piece at no extra charge.

If the manufacturer is out of business, or they’ve discontinued the product you’re looking to replace, they will reimburse you for the purchase and you can get any other piece you like.

Great plan!

More than anything, it gives you peace of mind!

Get the protection Plan and enjoy your purchase!


For more information, please click here to view our product care page.


Article Written By: Alla Wolfson,

Design Consultant at Decorium Furniture,

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