A living room is a very important place in a home. It can serve different purposes in different homes. In some it serves as a place to entertain guests, and in others it’s an area where the family gathers every day.
Either ways there are a few important things to keep in mind when arranging furniture in your living room. Read on to know more.
It is important to have a focal point in the living room around which the furniture can be arranged. In most homes it is the television that forms the focal point. You can choose to have a different item as a focal point if you prefer not having a television in the living room.
It is important to arrange your furniture to facilitate easy conversations between people, without them having to strain their necks or talk loudly. And if your living room is large, then you may want to set up several conversation areas.
While arranging furniture you will need to leave enough room for people to walk around it and go from one part of the room to another with ease.
It is not a great idea to have all your furniture touching the walls of the living room. In fact, this happens to be one of the most common mistakes that people make.
Another thing that needs to be kept in mind is that the sofas and chairs that you decide to use in the living area need to suit the space. They shouldn’t be too big or too small. You will also need to see what kind of an arrangement works best visually leaving enough space for people to move around without bumping into the furniture.
Rugs are a great way to define seating areas in the living room. But you’ll need to ensure that the rug that you are using is of an appropriate size and big enough for all the furniture to comfortably sit on.
When choosing a coffee table, you will need to ensure that the height of the coffee table is slightly lower than that of the sofa and the chairs and ensure that people sitting on the sofa or the chairs are able to pick up or put down a drink without having to get up. It’s also a good idea to have side tables on either side of the sofa for convenience.