Tips for Living Room Furniture Layout
It is no secret that the living room is one of the most frequently used rooms in every home. Therefore, when it comes to interior design especially for small homes, one important question always comes to mind. How do you decorate and furnish a small or modest living room to make it look spacious? How to set up the best living room furniture layout?
Here are the best living room furniture tips to consider
Small Apartment Design
Before embarking on decorating or furnishing your small living room, we strongly recommend that you gain some inspiration from compact apartments found in big and busy cities. Apartments there pose as sources of inspiration, not just for helping with making small spaces more effective but every detail is taken into account.
By doing this, you will have an abundance of options to pick from and you will be able to make better choices in terms of where to place your television, for instance, central lighting, etc.
Take the sofa off your furniture list
This is a very small technique that has proved to be simple and at the same time effective. People have naturally become used to the idea of keeping a sofa in their living rooms, not for any particular reason but because, well, it just doesn’t make sense to not have one. Right? That’s how many people think but the truth is otherwise. Sofas generally eat up a lot of space, therefore, going for just chairs will make for more room and can have a great impact on how you feel.
There are many different types of chairs that you can choose from. A few examples include Roxbury chairs, Accent chairs, Klein, Marlowe and many more. Replacing sofas with singular chairs is cost-effective and interior designers recommend that the number of chairs be odd and not even to avoid the formal look. This, however, depends on how many family members you have. In the end, it’s your call.
Choose a small sofa set, if necessary
If getting a sofa for you is a must, then, you are advised to keep it small. Some believe that larger furniture units distract the eye, but considering that the living room is a place where you’ll be spending a lot of your time, large will always mean less space and the feeling of cloying will creep in.
Take advantage of free walls. It will give the furniture a compact look and adding a complementary rug that fits the sofa’s width will create an illusion of expansiveness.
Divide your living room into sections (Use Modular Furniture)
As we mentioned earlier, we must pick furniture that will not eventually eat up a lot of space. At times, we are forced to pick certain furniture based on the shape of our living rooms which creates some sort of inconvenience. This may pose a challenge but there’s a solution.
Alcoves, tight corners, etc are just some examples of inconvenient living room issues that can best be dealt with using sectional furniture. Odd spaces can be broken down and assigned particular furniture that blends with the rest of the furniture, giving it a more organic look.
The Power of Color
Colour is a powerful aspect of any interior design plan and it can make a big difference in terms of how your small or narrow living room will look.
Walls with neutral colours always add a sense of freshness and space and you may add a tinge of vivid colour (s) wherever you feel it is needed. In addition to this, pushing the larger furniture units to the edges will help stretch out your living room and create the airy space you sought after.
Always Keep It Organic
One thing to note when designing your living room or any other room in your home is that nothing will compensate for a natural look. You may have a ton of professional advice but if the furniture, colour, rugs etc do not complement each other, then hardly will you achieve your end goal.
Always think and design your living room in a manner that will keep your furniture layout organic. In simpler terms, find where the natural seating position will be and play with the design around that. This will facilitate the placement of complementary pieces such as a rug, centre table, TV, etc.