In homes, living rooms serve as the main gathering area for family, while in others they’re more of a show room, used only when company comes over. Either way, there are certain issues that always come up when trying to arrange living room furniture. Take a look at these tips for placing furniture in your living room.
Establish the focal point of the room and arrange furniture around it. In some rooms the focal point will be an existing feature such as a fireplace or window, and in some it will be something you bring in to the room such as a television.
Use the furniture to create conversation areas. People should be able to comfortably talk to each other without straining their necks or shouting. If the room is particularly large you might want to create a few different conversation areas.
Don’t forget about traffic flow; leave enough room for people to walk around furniture so they can easily get from one side of the room to another.
Away from walls
Pull furniture away from the walls. Having all the furniture backs touching the walls is one of the biggest mistakes people make in the living room. If the pieces are closer together it will create a more intimate setting. As long as the backs of the pieces are finished, there’s no reason not to show them off.