The living room is where you live—it’s aptly named. It’s where you spend most of your time, so the placement of your furniture is paramount for your comfort at home.
The challenge is that interior design is about mathematics (more specifically, geometry)—but not everyone is a mathematician. A simple miscalculation in your furniture arrangement can leave your space feeling unbalanced, uncomfortable, and unattractive.
Never fear. To quote our founder, Katherine Snedeker, “I have never met a room that couldn’t be beautiful and welcoming.”
Follow our easy-to-apply principles to bring the life back into your living room:
Extend the invitation. The purpose of the living room is to be inviting. Think of the room literally welcoming you to come in and sit down. What could be more inspiring than a living area that calls you inside?
Maximize Angles. Angled rooms lend an element of spaciousness and intrigue. Break up the line of the room by turning furniture on its axis and make it even more approachable.
Pick a Focal Point. The eye needs a place to land. This could be a soaring ceiling, a wall of windows with a killer view, a TV, or a fireplace that is 18′ wide. Aim your arrangement at whatever focal point your space naturally provides—or create your own with a dazzling centerpiece.
Keep Your Balance. Not all rooms are created equal, and maintaining the scale and balance of a space is always a challenge. Remember, the higher your ceiling, the taller your furniture can be—and vice versa. Keep your proportions consistent.
There are few things more terrifying than staring into an empty room and not knowing where to start. By sticking to a few simple fundamentals, you can make arranging your living room easy and enjoyable.
Still not sure? The Arrangement’s designers are furniture placement masters. Contact our design team for professional advice in pulling together your living room today.
P.S. We love to help customers just like you and we understand it’s sometimes hard to ask for help. Watch this video and Katherine will show you how easy it really is.