Designing a home is one of the most exciting things you can actually do even during your spare time. It definitely feels nice to see your living space, for instance, with a different, fresh look every once in a while. Doing home arrangement isn’t as complicated as some people may think.
A perfect arrangement of living room furniture will ensure that your room looks neither too crowded nor too lonely. Good furniture with proper color combinations could make your living room livelier and comfortable. It must reflect your taste and style as you are likely to spend most of your time here. Also, it is important to keep the living room cozy and comfy so that it brings a welcome feeling to family and friends. All you need to keep in mind is how you can keep the area comfortable and attractive. Here we will learn you some basic tips you can arrange your living room furniture to add to the space’s aesthetic appeal and functionality.
1. Furniture arrangement
A low table with a high-backed chair would look unbalanced. Similarly if all the heavy furniture is put in one place, it will look off balance. Another blunder is to put all the living room furniture up against the wall with a large empty space in between. It feels like people are sitting in two different rooms. Pull the furniture away from the walls. This will give more flexibility and walking space. A good arrangement would be to place the sofas and chairs in “L” shape pattern leaving enough space to pass between. Place an area rug and coffee table parallel to the sofa. Side tables could be placed next to chairs. This will ensure that everyone has access to either the coffee table or a side table.
2. Reduce large spaces using your sofa
If you happen to have a living room that is large enough for parties, you may find that there is too much space to have some sort of intimacy. You can scale down the room by dividing it into separate conversational groupings, but maintaining a path in between them. To do this, you may place one sofa at one side and a coffee table on the other, perhaps. You may also use some traditional rugs to highlight both spaces.
Accessorize your living room with paintings, lamps, wall clocks, plants and other decorative pieces. This will give a whole new look to the basic living room furniture. However, you must be careful while choosing the accessories. An old painting would look very odd with a modern living room setup. Similarly, over-sized plants or lamps would clutter the place. The accessories must add color, life, and style to the room. It must bring out a theme or express personality. A musician’s living room could be accessorized with a guitar or a wall painting of music notes.
If you have a beautiful fireplace and you love lounging in front of it, then you should place some comfortable floor pillows. Just put them somewhere visible and accessible, so even your visitors will feel free to reach for them.
4. Give enough room for lounging
If your living room is mainly for TV viewing or plain lounging, you can create comfortable seating by having a sectional sofa. These types of sofa are available in many different units, like love seats, armless seats, chaises and ottomans. You may arrange the sofa in such a way that it would face the TV set directly.
5. Set a focal point in your living room
While arranging the living room furniture, it is useful to have a focal point; the one object around which you want your settings to be created. A fireplace is a best example of focal point. What you can do is to orient your sofa or any seating piece towards the fireplace and then surround it with the secondary seating. This is ideal especially during winter when everyone would love to lounge on traditional rugs facing the fireplace.
6.Use diagonals to enlarge the space
For somewhat boxy rooms, arranging the furniture diagonally is recommended. This would also make a pathway into the sofa or coffee table. In order to anchor the seats to the entire architecture of the room, you may also align the rugs with your fireplace wall.
7. Furniture makes perfect dividers
You can use some furniture pieces to make a separation between your living space and dining space. You just need a couple of chairs and sofa and then arrange them on your rug which will emphasize the living room.