Tips For Arranging Living Room Furniture


There are many different possibilities for arranging living room furniture. The shape and size of the room will guide your final decision, and the way that you will use that particular room and its seating arrangements will factor into the design you decide on. We carry an amazing array of luxury furniture at the Lake of the Ozarks, and today our blog has a few ideas that will help you to arrange your favorite pieces in a pleasing way. 

Encourage Conversation
A living room is most often a place where your family will gather, as well as friends when you have guests in your home. Arrange your furniture in a way that puts people face-to-face with each other, encouraging interaction. A sofa and a few chairs placed around a coffee table are an ideal arrangement, making conversation easy and giving everyone a place to set down drinks or other items.

Another possibility for larger rooms with more space is to place 2 sofas or a sofa and a loveseat in an L-shape with a chair or two placed across from them. If you don't happen to have enough space to place a sofa, an arrangement of 4 chairs around a small round table also works beautifully. 

Define Rooms with Furniture
For homes with an open floor plan, furniture can be placed so that it defines where different living areas begin and end. These pieces represent where the walls might have been in older houses separating each room (such as the kitchen, dining room, and living room) from each other, yet allow the space to remain open and inviting. Placing your furniture pieces diagonally can add some interesting style to your interior design and can also make smaller spaces seem larger.

Divide Rooms with Furniture
Just like we suggested that you use furniture to distinguish different rooms, you can also break up a large living room by using more than one smaller seating arrangement within it. This gives a grand space a more comfortable sense of scale. The different conversational groupings add an intimacy to the room. Area rugs can be used to help anchor each section nicely.

Center Around a Focal Point
Furniture can also be positioned by centering it around a main focal point in the room. Fireplaces are often the focal point in a living room. A gorgeous view from a large picture window or French doors can make a wonderful focal point also. Your main seating should be placed facing the focal point, and secondary pieces can be arranged around this main piece.

Sometimes the right pieces of furniture can seem to fall into the perfect spot in your living room naturally, but that's not always the case. If you need a little help coming up with the best interior design at the Lake of the Ozarks for your space, our talented experts are at your service.

Let us know all about the living room you hope to create, and not only can we help you find the most beautiful furniture and accessories at John Elliott Interiors to bring that vision to life, we can also help you discover the best arrangement of those pieces for your specific needs. Stop by our showroom in Lake Ozark soon and begin envisioning your new dream home.

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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