If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance you’ve tried a few different ways of arranging the furniture in your living room space. It can often be quite difficult to get it right so that you make the most out of the space and avoid making the living room difficult to move around in or ending up having glare through the windows on the television screen. By incorporating these few quick and easy tips, you can find your perfect layout for furniture in your living room.
Start With The Seating
There are a few standard layouts that you’ll want to use when it comes to positioning the seating. Arrangements like the floating layout or L-shaped layout provide good guidance to get started with the way you lay out your sofas. Consider both your large sofas, as well as any smaller seating you might have, like ottomans, occasional chairs, or even a couple of Love Sac alternative bean bag chairs.
Consider the Light Sources
If you’ve lived in the space for a while, you’ll know where light from windows can land in a way that it’s going to be in your eyes or shining onto the television screen. While blackout curtains can be useful to avoid this, they do make the living room dark and remove a lot of natural light, so take the time to try and position things like the television where it will be the least affected by this light. This way you can avoid dark curtains and keep your living room bathed in natural light from the windows.
Leave Room to Move Around
You don’t want to have to squeeze past or between sofas or furniture to get from one side of the room to the other. Keep furniture far enough apart that you can move around the living room easily and get to all available sitting spaces without someone else having to move or having to navigate around furniture. You’ll avoid banged shins on the furniture if nothing else.
Avoid Having Furniture Against the Walls
Furniture looks best when it has a bit of breathing room and pushing it up against a wall can make it look cramped and too big for the space. Even if it’s just a couple of inches, you should try and leave at least some space between walls and furniture. If done correctly, it can create an optical illusion and make the living room space look bigger than it is.
Tables Must Be Reachable
Coffee tables and side tables are there to be used, and if they’re too far away from the seating, they become a little bit pointless. Make sure that your tables are no more than an arm’s length away from where you’ll be sitting.
Just a few small changes to the layout of your living room can make it look bigger and more spacious. If your living room isn’t working the way it is now and your television suffers from glare at the times of the day that you most often use it, don’t struggle through it, make the change and rearrange.