How to Arrange Living Room Furniture

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The appearance of the living room is significant as it would be the primary area that your site guests, friends will find after coming into your home.

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How to Arrange your Living Room

  • Keep conversations going through grouping chairs an appropriate 3 to 4 ft apart. A foolproof and incredibly comfortable seating arrangement is really a sofa or love chair between two comfortable, upholstered chairs.
  • To make a greater feeling of oneness, place furniture so its line is parallel towards the wall. Furniture put on the diagonal, sometimes known as the dynamic diagonal, makes excitement and contrast.
  • Arrange for traffic not to pass between people and the television if at all possible.
  • Shield your living room for additional privacy by putting a standing, folding screen at right angles towards the wall when the door to your residence opens straight into your living room.

How to arrange furniture If you have a small living room

Some small living rooms may be too shallow for a full-sized couch or sofa. A long sofa can be restrictive even if there is enough space. There may be only one practical spot for it, limiting your options. In an apartment building or condo, it may also be hard to maneuver a long couch around corners and down long hallways. Another alternative is to use one or two loveseats instead of a couch. Loveseats are more flexible because they can be placed across from one another, side-by-side, at 90-degree angles or even back to back. You may choose furniture that does double duty. To keep the space looking light and open, consider buying light wood, glass-topped or metal tables instead.

  • Arranging the furniture in the small living room away from the walls so you have more space beyond the furniture, this is a great way to define certain areas of a large room. It also keeps a small room from feeling like all of the furniture is squished against the wall.
  • Consider scale and proportion of your pieces and how they fit into the existing scale of your space. A too-small chair next to an overstuffed sofa often feels awkward; so does a tiny picture hanging on a large wall. When in doubt, go larger rather than smaller.
  • Placing a couch even a few inches away from the wall will create a little breathing room and make a space seem larger
  • Spread light sources around a space, you make sure every corner gets equal attention.
  • It’s best to hang the TV on the wall to save space if Televisions Aren’t the Main Attraction of a Room