You will be agree with me on that a home reveals a lot about its owner; likewise owner's personality, mood, likings, preferences and other things too. Living room is the place in the house where you see your guest very first. Guest judges your personality by seeing your living room and its decoration so if you want to make your impression on your guest then it's the easiest way. If you will give a little emphasis on layout, design, and decoration then certainly you will be able to make your living room alive. Remember while planning layout of living room it's very important to keep the right kind of furniture at the right place as it will save a lot of space in your living room and usability of those furniture items will also increase.
Planning of living room layout design is an initial and important step as if your layout will go wrong then expected results will not be there also. You can seek professional help in layout designing. Placement of furniture items like sofa should be at primary place from the guest's point of view and cabinets, side tables, chairs. Placement of sofa in the living room will decide the space which you will have at the end.
Best way to extend the life of Living room furniture is to keep it clean and if require then also take professional help from furniture cleaning companies. There are many companies who are providing cleaning services for sofa and other items like upholstery. Dirt and grime build up inside the fabrics will make them weak by deteriorating them. Do the vacuuming of furniture on a weekly basis and inspect them on regular interval as there are certain wood fungus called rot and woodworm can damage your furniture. To save your furniture from such wood eaten beasts you should spray mixture of acidic solution on wood products like side tables' sofas and chairs. Vinegar is also a very popular solution mixed with salt it can give you the magical results. Vacuuming will not allow soil to accumulate on your furniture products.
If you are going to clean your furniture with the brush which comes with vacuum cleaner, then you should make sure that bristles are not too hard as it will make scratches on furniture. You can utilize any other fabric which will gently clean all the dust from furniture. You should not be too habitual of wooden cleaner chemicals as they will make your furniture initially shining but using it extensively can make your furniture old.