People think it’s very easy to arrange the furniture in the house, especially in the living room. But it takes more than spreading the furniture pieces randomly in the living-room to obtain a good impression, a balanced living-room design that feels welcoming, cosy and nice looking, all at the same time.
The first rule in arranging the furniture in a living-room is to see where the wall plugs are and to avoid covering them with any furniture. If you do that it will only make things more complicated, as you will not have easy access to the outlet and you will have to use extendable ones and this way you increase the hazard risk. So avoid covering them.
The second tip is to spread the furniture in an even manner all over the living-room. Avoid placing all the furniture in one place, for example one one side of the room or near the same wall, as it will be totally asymmetric and it will give the viewer the impression of a “sinking ship”. You remember the “Titanic”.
Do not place the whole furniture against the walls. The living-room is a place where you are supposed to socialize, to talk to friends, so if the chairs and sofas are against the walls and away from each other – this will make the conversations impossible. SO make sure you create conversation areas like a sofa and two chairs placed around a coffee table. If the living-room has a large TV set, create the interest area around it.
Consider the room’s dimensions when arranging the furniture because you must not use too much furniture when the room is smaller or it will look really crowded. It is also important to leave enough space for traffic lanes, at least 20-24 inches. Nowadays people prefer the minimalist style in decorating the living-room, but you can make your own choices as long as you keep these basic rules.