Large Rooms To help fill the space and create a balanced look, float furniture in the middle of the room . Place two sofas back-to-back, separated by a sofa table in between. Place a coffee table in front of each sofa followed by one or two chairs , creating two conversation areas.
RECTANGULAR ROOMS – TOP TIPS ZONES. Section off the space into different zones – create smaller areas perfect for little reading nooks, drinks areas or work spaces. SOFA TABLES. SEASONAL SHUFFLE. PAIRS. RUGS. SMALLER PIECES. ALTERNATIVE SEATING.
Keep the foot traffic to one side. Place furniture in a corner arrangement with the foot traffic angling across open space. Place some furniture perpendicular to the length of the room . Put some furniture on an angle. Circular coffee tables and dining tables work well. Narrower options for coffee tables are good too.
In front of a window : Although you never want to block a window , a sofa placed in front of one can look great as long as the back of the sofa is relatively low. Across from another sofa : Since visual balance is so important, there’s no better place to put a sofa than facing another, preferably matching, sofa .
Avoid placing the TV in the corner of the room or on a small furniture piece. Just like in your living room , you could mount the television on the wall, as long as the spot you choose will not interfere with your artwork or other décor. You could also hang it from the ceiling on mounted brackets.
10 Simple Decorating Rules for Arranging Furniture Choose a Focal Point. Don’t Push Furniture Against the Walls. Create Conversation Areas. Find Balance When Arranging Furniture . Consider Traffic Flow. Use the Right-Size Rugs. Get a Big Coffee Table. Put Tables at Arm’s Length.
Do’s and Don’ts for Living Room Layouts with a Fireplace Use coffee tables and ottomans to create pathways, not block them. DO place an accent chair beside the fireplace , creating an inviting and warm fireplace seat for you or a guest. DON’T put a rug too close to the fireplace .
Use mirrors and wallpaper. A small living room , especially if it’s short on windows, can feel a bit boxed in. Add hidden storage. Pick furniture with built-in storage to limit clutter. Choose small -scale furniture . Look up. Completely fill a corner. Downsize the sofa. Try a backless sofa. Add plants.
Use Mirrors Mirrors are an excellent way to bounce light around a room and make it feel more spacious, a few strategically placed mirrors can make your narrow room appear wider , while installing two facing each other on opposite walls will create an infinity effect.
“People often feel their sofa has to be squarely in front of the television in their living room,” Kapur says. “On the contrary, TVs work well when they’re positioned off-center so they won’t become the focal point of all social interactions.”
Layout Hacks: Our Favorite Tricks to Incorporate TV Viewing into any Living Room Layout Use the back of your sofa to define the space. Try swivel chairs for an easy swap to TV -viewing. Divide a large space into multiple zones. Place your TV next to the fireplace, on an angle. Use your sofa to divide the space.
Ashna recommends placing heavy furniture such as your sofa set in the west or south – west direction of the living room. Most living areas have a television set or other electronic appliances, and she advises installing them in the south – east part of the living room.