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Friday, October 5, 2012

Arranging Living Room Furniture

Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. In some homes they are the main gathering area for family, in others they are only used when company comes over. Either way, there are certain issues that always come up when trying to arrange living room furniture.  Here are a few tips to use when arranging your furniture in your living room.

 via: pinterest

via: pinterest

 Make sure to establish a focal point in your living room and arrange your furniture around it.  Many people have fireplaces and that becomes the natural focal point of the room.  If you don't have a fireplace create your own focal point with a large piece of furniture like an armoire.  If is is your family room, you may decide to use your television as the focal point of the room.

Create conversation areas in your space.  People should not have to strain their necks or shout to talk to one another.  If you have a very large living room, create several conversation areas.

Consider traffic flow when you arrange your living room.  Leave enough room for people to walk around furniture so they can easily get from one side of the room to the other. 

Move your furniture away from your walls.  Having furniture in your room with their back touching the walls is a big mistake.  Moving the pieces away from the walls creates a more intimate space.  If the back of the piece of furniture is finished off there is no reason not to show it off.

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1 comment:

  1. These are awesome living rooms! I love that one which has a lot of sofas and overlooking the outside which has another set of tables and chairs. And though it seems a bit crowded, it does seem to follow a beige and blue color scheme, doesn’t it? It’s so exciting to live in a house with a living room like that!