Arranging furniture can be really difficult especially with rooms that already have shelf wall or fireplaces which limit your options. It’s really important to arrange in a way that will be practical but at the same time make the room look cosy and spacious. Try using a room planner website this will allow you to recreate your room before getting started, Most of them are free to use and can save you a lot of time and back pain! Concentrate on the large items such as the sofas as they have the most importance in the room before you start decorating. If you make this perfect then you can slowly bring in the rest of the furniture and make them fit in.
The first thing you need to do, before starting to plan a layout for your living room, is to determine which are the essential pieces of furniture, the ones you absolutely must include in your design. Once you know what you need to work with you can start developing a plan
Arrange all these essential pieces of furniture by starting with the largest one. This would usually be the sofa. Then build your design around that piece.
Create a Focal Point
Arrange furniture around the focal point so that everyone can see it, this can be the fireplace, bookcase a TV stand or a painting. You need seating on at least two sides around the focal point to emphasise the conversation area and allow people to walk around and to face each other when sitting down.
Add a variety of seating to the room so it doesn’t become overwhelming. You can use sofas for everyday use, armchairs to add a luxurious edge, stools for when you have a lot of guests but don’t want to take up much room. Balance is important so you need to get the size right for everything. Small living rooms can’t usually take large pieces of furniture. However, a large sofa can be a good addition to your space as long as the rest of the pieces don’t overwhelm the room. This method results in a more grounded arrangement.
Small pieces in front of the window
Try not to block the View from the window and into the room, this limits the amount of light coming into the room which makes the room look small and cramped.
Don’t block traffic
Make sure that everyone can sit comfortably without having to change their position because of the angle or shape of your table.