Four Rules to Follow When Arranging Your Living Room
Living rooms mean different things to different people.
They can be used as a gathering space or as a show room. Whatever the purpose of the living room, here are some basics that should be kept in mind when arranging it.
1. Decide upon a focal point in the living room space. This could be a grand French window or a fireplace. Or you could add a special feature that will work as a focal point. Either way, this focal point will help you arrange the furniture in the living room.
2. A good way to arrange the living space is to use the furniture to promote conversations. This is particularly the case with living rooms. The furniture should be arranged in a way that people can comfortably talk to each other (mostly, without the necessity to shout!). If the living room is large enough, you can create several different conversation areas. There can be a cosy corner for private conversations and other areas where large groups can sit and talk.
3. When arranging the living room, you should think about the flow of traffic. There should be enough room for people to walk in and walk out without disturbing others and the furniture. Basically, the rule is that people should be able to get from one corner of the room to the other.
4. Lastly, pull the furniture away from the walls. When furniture is lined up against the walls, it creates a congested and closed setting unless of course, if you were aiming for an intimate setting in the first place. But if you want to create more space, or the illusion of more space, this trick should help you achieve it.