The living room is the home of furniture, the space will make no sense at all without any furniture in it and if you have some, as a space that houses varieties of furniture, you can’t afford to have poor arrangements.
Setting up furniture in the living room can be one hell of a task, so we have put some put some ideas together to help you find it a bit less difficult.
Put Tables where you can easily reach them
All the seats in the living room should have easy access to either a side table or coffee table. Avoid layouts that force people to move from their seats in order to put or retrieve drinks from a table, so it is great to have:
- Coffee tables being the same height as chair/sofa seats, or lower.
- Side tables being approximately the same height as the nearby chair arms or a bit lower
Don’t Push Furniture Against the Walls
It is common practice to see furniture being pushed against the walls (furniture have feelings too you know and they are hurt when placed against walls). In order to avoid hurting the furniture, paying close attention to the size of the room will dictate how far you can pull your furniture away from the walls. The question that comes to mind next is ‘what if there’s just a limited space?’ then you should give pieces a little breathing room by allowing a few inches between the backs of furniture pieces and the walls. Despite popular belief, this little bit of space can actually make rooms feel bigger. Of course, if you have a larger space, feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture.
Consider Traffic Flow
Traffic flow is one thing that you can’t overlook when setting up your living room space. You can’t afford to arrange your furniture in such a way that congestion is everywhere and people are tripping over.
Make sure there are a number of feet (give or take a few inches) between the coffee table and sofa, and between chairs. Create a clear path so people can walk from one end of the room to the other without difficulty.
No one loves darkness (right?), for this reason, illumination is one of the most important elements in any room and the living room is no exception. In order to have all round lightening, a lightening bulb should be fixed on all four areas of the living room, and also we can have a central light (chandeliers are great central lights).