How to Arrange Your Living Room Furniture

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Tips on how to arrange living room furniture to better maximize your space usability and aesthetics.

How to Arrange Your Living Room Furniture

The proper arrangement of furniture can make your room appear to be larger, brighter, elegant, and efficient. These few tricks can make a world of difference to any room, whether large or small.


Tip number one.

Determine the natural focal point of the space, your focal point may be architectural, such as a fireplace, window or a TV.

Determine Focal Point


Tip number two.

Know your room measurements. It is important to know the size of your room in order to determine the most suitable locations for your furniture.

Room Measurement


Tip number three.

Place your seating around the focal point, the focal point here is the TV.

Seats Placed Around Focal Point


Tip number four.

Place a table near each chair. The table serves two functions; decor and an area for people to utilize.

Table near Chair


Tip number five.

Identify traffic patterns. Do not block paths. Avoid traffic passing between people.

Keep It Clear


Tip number six.

Do not place all the furniture by the wall. Furniture close to walls is a design flaw and it prohibits working space.

Avoid Placing All Furniture Close to the Wall


Tip number seven.

Mixed furnishings of various sizes and textures, this would add some visual interest. It is important though to add some balance, but don't go too crazy as this is only to serve variety.

Add Variety If Needed


Tip number eight.

Group chairs, comfortable three to four feet apart. This would allow each person to have individual space, as well as be able to converse with one another.

Create Space between Chairs


Tip number nine

Paintings and other forms of wall decorations placed high can make a space look larger.

Place Paintings and Décor High


Tip number ten

Strategically placed mirrors can make a room appear larger by reflecting light.

Mirrors Can Accentuate a Room


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