Because have just recently spent a whole bunch of time and effort in arranging all of the furniture in your living room just to prepare for your annual Super Bowl celebration (and if you’re like me, you didn’t do it yourself), now is as good of a time as any to discuss living room interior design ideas with your friends and family. There’s no better way to get your thoughts together and compare notes than through a conference-style gathering, and even better if the other participants live close by or are already well-acquainted with one another. Plus, it’s a great time to make new friends and even find out if they have similar tastes in interior design. The key is to keep it light-hearted and fun, while still offering some good pointers on how to achieve the look you want.
It’s best to start by discussing the general arrangement of your furniture, including the size of each individual piece, and its placement in relation to other items in your arrangement. When you’ve finished this step, everyone can take a deep breath and take a few minutes to consider how they would like their furniture to fit into the big picture. After this, it’s time to start thinking about how you want the furniture to line up with each other so that everything makes sense. You can use a sheet of paper and draw a basic arrangement, but if you aren’t sure of how everything will fit, then it might be a good idea to have them do an actual arrangement of your furniture and their arrangement on the spot before you go to bed.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to living room furniture arrangements is to use wall space to cover up large furniture pieces, such as couches and love seats. The problem with this is that these are the pieces you spend the most time touching, and if you use wall space to hide them, you’re not really showing off the beauty of those features. Instead of hiding those features behind a wall, it’s much better to let them feature prominently in the center of the room, surrounded by comfortable seating. When you arrange your furniture around your focal point, you are creating a streamlined flow that flows from wall to wall. This means that when visitors walk through the room, it automatically flows from one end to the other, making for a smooth and easy-to-navigate space.
When it comes to designing your flow, it’s also important to make sure you leave enough space between your furniture sets to allow for movement. If you make a path through your living room that goes from one end of the coffee table to the other, you will find that visitors have an easier time navigating through your space. It doesn’t matter if you arrange your seating or entertainment units in a random manner, as long as there is some space between your units. If you try to force a certain look or style through this space, it will only create problems that aren’t worth the hassle.
You should also take the time to think about where your furniture pieces stand relative to one another. For example, don’t put a sofa right next to the coffee table unless it can make a nice complement. If you choose a sofa that is too small to sit on comfortably, it will take up a lot of valuable space that could go to waste. Instead, place a sofa or chair that is slightly bigger, but not too big to be a sitting option. This will give your seating more options and make it easier for guests to access. It will also help to create conversation areas in your living room, which will make guests feel at home.
Finally, don’t choose pieces of furniture or pieces of room furniture based on looks alone. While you want your living room furniture to work well with the rest of your home’s decor, this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice looks. In fact, the key to creating a great look from your sofa, chairs, and other pieces of furniture is by finding complementary items. You may not love the coffee table that you ended up purchasing, but it may work quite well with the sofa or chair that you love.