Your living room is probably one of the most used spaces in the house, which means it not only needs to look great but also needs to work hard. As such, you need to pay close attention to how each furniture piece can complement one another as well as serve a purpose. 

In this article, we’ve set out the essential pieces of furniture you need for your living room. Read on to discover our top four must-have items that will transform your living room.

Sofas & Armchairs

The first living room essential you should have is a sofa. As the largest piece of furniture in the room, the sofa is paramount to setting the right tone of your space. Whether you want to make a bold statement or more of a neutral design, at Peppermill Interiors we have a huge selection of sofas for everyone’s taste.

A splash of colour can give your living room a lease of life. Our colourful Denver Velvet Sofa Range is perfect for open plan, apartment living. Based on an early 70s design, the Denver has a simple, black metal frame, plush velvet upholstery and oak top arms.

In contrast, a neutral colour palette can bring an understated luxe to your living room. Our Scandinavian Glastonbury Vintage Style Sofa comes with a handcrafted ash frame and distressed faux leather upholstery. It’s also available in four colours including Woodland Brown, Warm Tan, Matcha and Dorian Grey, so you’ll be sure to find a colour that best suits your décor.

You should also at least have one armchair in your living room to balance out the space and provide extra seating. Our Denver and Glastonbury ranges both come with matching armchairs, or if you’re after an accent chair with a different design, check out our other armchairs onsite.

Coffee Tables

Having a functional and elegant coffee table is an essential for any living room. Usually, coffee tables fit just right between your lounge seating and your TV. Choose a design that is ergonomically convenient for you, so you can display remote controls, books and other essentials well within your reach.

Currently, we’re loving the Metal Lattice Coffee Table, which has a honeycomb-like shape, distressed metal base. Ideal for a contemporary or industrial style interior, this coffee table can be purchased in a small and large size - so they’re great for mixing and matching!

If you’re after more of a unique, rustic look then opt for a coffee table with industrial style. Our Kilburn Industrial Style Coffee Table Range has decorative cast iron legs, and a thick, 100-year-old reclaimed pine, butcher’s block top. Choose from Small or Large to get the best fit for your living room.


Sideboards effortlessly combine style and practicality, providing much-needed storage space for your living room, while looking good and offering endless décor potential.

For a living room with sophistication, we recommend the Tiverton Oak TV Unit. Featuring sleek black handles a black frame and made from high-quality oak, this wooden TV stand is very versatile and you have a choice of three oak finishes, Weathered, Pebble Grey and Silverback.

The Arizona Sideboard with Leaf Design is another great option. With its matte black patina, the Arizona Black Sideboard has a sleek and contemporary botanical style. The sideboard also boats four small drawers with round handles.


Our last living room essential item is mirrors! Living rooms will benefit from the addition of a wall mirror. Traditionally, it is an easy and simple way to add extra light, depth, design and practicality into a room.

Our Cast Iron Arched Window Mirror can be placed behind a sideboard to create a real eye-catching feature. Window mirrors are increasing in popularity and can completely transform a blank wall.

Similarly, the Vintage Window Frame Mirror is the perfect romantic piece that will give depth and light to your living room. With distressed white paintwork to the frames, it will add shabby chic style to any interior.

We hope that this article has been helpful in giving you a rundown of the essential furniture pieces for your living room. 

If you are looking for home furniture and other items for your home, visit our website. We have a variety of furniture items just waiting for you!

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