How to design a living room: it’s the one room that most of us especially want to reflect our personality and taste. Or, more accurately, we want it to show our unique style. With the sheer amount of mass-produced furniture flooding the market every year, it’s hard to really know if we’re buying pieces that reflect ourselves, because after all, won’t thousands of other people have the same thing?

If it’s unique furniture you’re looking for, then look no further than the Parker Knoll furniture range. Parker Knoll fabrics are sourced from the finest mills across the world, and are selected according to strict criteria in design, enduring quality and ultimate comfort. Parker Knoll’s unique spring system created new standards of comfort, and the continuing craftsmanship and attention to detail reflect the unique, innovative spirit of the company’s founder. You can be sure that when you choose a Parker Knoll piece, you are getting something with countless hours of attention, care and craftsman skill poured into it, that embodies the century-long tradition of the Parker Knoll name.

Choosing furniture is one thing, but before you do, you need to think about the overall design of your living space. Here are some things to think about before you make any decisions on what furniture or other items to put in there:

1) Consider the use

Will you be entertaining a lot? Will the room be used for simple rest and relaxation? Is it a place you want your family to gather, play games, or watch television together? Think about how much seating you will need, and whether you have enough space for all of it. If there are going to be less sofas or other seating, think about what other furniture would look nice in the space you have.

2) Consider the space

Look at the shape and area of your living room; get a grasp on the measurements. Tailor your furniture choices to fit the space, so that you can maintain a good “flow” through the room. Most rooms have a natural “focal point” like a window, fireplace, space for the television – how can the furniture fit best around that focal point?

3) Consider the audience

Try to position furniture in such a way that will allow everyone in the room to be able to see and talk to each other. If you’re a close-knit family, make the furniture arrangement reflect that, so that everyone can feel “close” wherever they happen to be sitting.

Finally, and most importantly…

4) Make sure YOU like the design

All of these ideas are supposed to help you create a living room that’s as unique as you are. Make sure that for all of the above considerations, you are taking your own preference into account.

Parker Knoll living room furniture is made with care, and loaded with character and style. Browse our Parker Knoll Living range now to see which unique, specially designed pieces will be able to create the perfect living room space that reflects who you really are.