Choosing the furniture layout for your living room in your new apartment can be a fun process, but it can also be difficult to decide what arrangement will work best for your needs. When looking at apartments, layout should always be on your apartment tour checklist. Are you planning on entertaining often? What is the focal point of the area? These and more are all questions that need to be answered when deciding how to arrange your furniture. To make it just a little easier, here are 5 great tips to get you started!
1. Face furniture towards a shared coffee table. Turning your sofa and chairs to face a coffee table at the center of the arrangement makes for an excellent entertaining environment! This positioning encourages conversation, while allowing food and drinks to be easily shared and accessed by everyone.
2. Try a diagonal arrangement. If you’re bored with the typical straight lines of living room furniture arrangements, try placing your sofa on a diagonal. Doing so can really open the flow of a room, and make it seem less boxy and more organic.
3. All chairs instead of sofas. A great way to save space in a smaller apartment is to skip the large sofa altogether and go with a few comfy chairs. Angle them towards a center focal point, such as a coffee table or television on the wall. You can add slipcovers over them for an easy style change, too!
4. Divide rooms with furniture. In an open concept space where two rooms are flow into one another, you can use your furniture to divide the room. For example, place your sofa with a long table behind it to separate your living room from your dining room. The long lines give the illusion of separation! Break free from that traditional against the wall set up. It allows for room separation while allowing a nice flow from room to room.
5. Pull it all together with an area rug. Do you have everything all set up, but something still seems off? Try pulling the entire room together with a large, eye catching area rug! Many think a rug is just that, but really, it’s the foundation of a great design. Placing all of the furniture onto one area, separated from the rest of the floor, helps everything feel much cozier. Just make sure you choose the right size!
We hope that some or all of these ideas will help you find the perfect layout for your living room. You don’t have to follow all of these to have the perfect living room furniture arrangement but adding one or two of these ideas can really help bring a look together. Try them out in your home today!
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