Is a 3-Piece Living Room Set a Good Fit for You?

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You’re in the market for new living room furniture and you may be considering a traditional 3-piece living room set. With a living room set, one stop and you’re done. But is that furniture combination the right fit for you?

Furniture shopping can be an overwhelming process and you have so many things to consider and making a decision you’ll regret can be a costly mistake. You want to be satisfied with your purchase and love the space you spent so much money and time on to customize.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, we meet customers in all stages of their furniture buying process. Customers browse our galleries amazed at all the possibilities they can create with La-Z-Boy custom furniture. 

In this article we’ll take a deep dive into the pros and cons of 3-piece living room sets as well as the options you can explore to customize your living space. You’ll have the tools and knowledge to know whether or not you want to fill your living room space with a living room set or customize your furniture combination with an alternative solution. 

What Is A 3-Piece Living Room Set?

A 3-piece living room set is traditionally comprised of a sofa, loveseat, and chair or a very similar combination. It meets the most popular living room seating combination. When people opt for other seating combinations or mix and match their furniture, that’s generally a more customized approach. 

When shopping for multiple pieces, a living room set can be an appealing consideration and one that many furniture outlets display on their showcase floors. Living room sets are often marketed to combat some of the most common furniture buying frustrations which are outlined below as some of the biggest advantages. 

Advantages of 3-Piece Living Room Sets

1.) Living Room Sets Are Convenient

Living room sets can solve a lot of furniture buying frustrations. Furniture shopping can be an exhausting and expensive process, especially when you need to furnish an entire room. Living room sets are convenient and reduce the stress of making sure your furniture blends well together in your space. It is also generally a quicker shopping process. You can purchase all pieces from one location and do not have to shop around to piece your living room together. 

2.) Living Room Sets Are Cost-Efficient

Purchasing a living room set can sometimes be beneficial to your wallet. Similar to purchasing other goods in bulk, buying furniture in a set can sometimes save money. The cost savings are easier to see because you can easily spot sales and do not have to shop around for deals on individual items

3.) Living Room Sets will Assure that Your Furniture Matches

If you’re purchasing a 3-piece living room set, you are guaranteed that the style will match. Each piece in a living room set will be structured the same way and fabrics are guaranteed to match. 


Disadvantages of 3-Piece Living Room Sets

1.) Living Room Sets Can’t Always Meet Your Individualized Needs

Living room sets provide less versatility to meet your individual needs. A traditional 3-piece living room set generally includes a couch, loveseat, and chair. While some retailers offer the option to mix and match furniture pieces, that’s not always a guarantee. You may prefer that some of your seating have the option to recline. 

Size can also be a factor in this equation. If you do not have furniture that correctly fits your body type, this can cause unnecessary discomfort. 

2.) Living Room Sets May Not Reflect Your Unique Style

Living room sets come with limitations for style. You don’t have a chance to let your design preference show with a small selection of colors, patterns, or styles to choose from. The majority of the fabrics are neutrals and sometimes allow for a different pattern for an accent.

3.) Your Living Room Set Could Be Hard to Customize for Future Needs

Living room sets are generally purchased and styled around making them harder to adjust or move. As your needs shift or your lifestyle changes, you may find that your living room set no longer meets your needs. Adding or changing seating cause it to feel out of place or change the dynamic you originally sought with a living room set. When you have living room furniture that is customized for your needs, you can continue to build onto or adjust pieces in your space more freely. 

Where Can I Find 3-Piece Living Room Sets?

There are many furniture stores that advertise living room sets and include them as focal areas in their showrooms. Most franchised furniture stores will promote living room sets as a convenient and cost-efficient option available at their stores. 

One major difference you’ll notice when you walk into a La-Z-Boy gallery is that the showroom is not designed to focus on 3-piece or 5-piece living room sets. Instead, you’ll find a unique pairing of styles and furniture that make up various room displays. These are designed to give you an idea of the multiple ways furniture can be style or paired together.  

La-Z-Boy has a wide variety of collections and furniture to meet your living room needs. Some of the most popular living room collections include duo, Collins, and Paxton. Each furniture collection has different pieces to choose from that can make up a living room set to fit your needs.

You can shop from one of our many collections of furniture or mix and match your furniture to uniquely fit your space. 

This is where La-Z-Boy brings you convenience in an alternative solution. You can work with a degreed interior designer for free to bring your home dreams to life. Working with an interior designer can make the process both convenient and fun! 

Our free design service includes:

  • Design consultations for any and every stage of your project.
  • Your own interior design team dedicated to bringing your unique vision to life.
  • Personalized 3D room plans tailored to your life, style, and budget.
Questions to Consider Before You Buy Furniture

Start Your Furniture Buying Process with these Easy Steps

When shopping for multiple pieces, a living room set is a convenient option. But is it the right fit for you? 

Knowing that there are many opportunities to customize furniture could keep you happier with your space for a longer period of time. After all, furniture is a major investment and will be on display every single day. The last thing you want is a reminder that you didn’t make the right decision.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, it’s our mission to make sure you’re satisfied no matter the route you choose for your furniture. Whether you want to go the route of a 3-piece living room collection or customize every piece of furniture in your space, we can help you with that decision. We want you to create a space that you’ll love by matching your specific needs. By understanding your living space and who will be using it, our consultants can work with you to customize your space. 

Follow these steps below to keep your buying process simple and fun!

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