How to arrange the furniture in the living room

The living room is a gathering place for family and friends. The room has to accommodate several pieces and can be used for various purposes, such as watching television, entertaining guests and play. Factors such as the patterns of traffic and the size of the room also play an important role in determining an accommodation of both practical and aesthetically appealing furniture. Take time to plan your accommodation before moving furniture in order to reduce the amount of lifting heavy items required to place the pieces in your room.


  1. Measure the length and width of the room. Record these numbers and make a scale drawing of the room, marking the locations of the windows and entrances. Recorded in the sketch the length and width of the space.
  2. Measure the length and width of the sofa, chairs, tables and other furniture such as shelves, to be placed in the room.
  3. Evaluates the architecture of the room. Determines the focal point of space; this can be a great window with a view, a fireplace or built cabinet that houses the TV. If no significant focal points in your drawing scores what is the longest wall with a window or an entry.
  4. Arrange the cuts, placing the sofa and chairs to watch the focal point of the room, and position also to form a “U”. If there is no focal point, position the sofa in the longest wall. Place the chairs on either side, for how U. The chairs should be faced.
  5. Place a coffee table in front of the sofa and tables on either side of this. This is the conversation area and the anchor for the room.
  6. Place cutouts conversation area slightly forward, leaving a gap of two feet between the wall and the couch. Determines if this disrupts any possible pattern of traffic is directed to the room from the entrance. If so, they put things back as they were. If not, leave them where they are.
  7. Work outward from your conversation area. If television is the main attraction in the room, opposite the sofa positional. Put the chairs on either side angle, so look at television. This allows you to rotate towards you if you have company, or in case you gather for a family conversation.
  8. Create small areas in the room. Using your clippings accommodates the remaining furniture to make room for a game table and chairs, a shelf and a reading chair, or other personalized spaces. Begins with space between the conversation area and the focal point, and places these areas near the walls. Note traffic patterns; do not place furniture in front of the entrances or hallways that are blocking the conversation area.
  9. Use your drawing to scale with the cuts and physically accommodate your furnishings following the plan. Add your accessories like personal pictures, vases and beads. He lives with that accommodation for a few days and makes the necessary adjustments to your personal needs.

Tips & Warnings

  • Light up your conversation area with table lamps and floor for each zone.