How to arrange furniture in a small living room?

With property prices soaring high, apartments featuring a small living room are no more uncommon. In addition, as the living room is considered to be the focal point of a house, and often used as a sitting place to sit with friends and family members, people are now looking for efficient ways to arrange furniture in a small living room.If you are looking for efficient ways to arrange furniture in a small living room, then you have a piece of luck.

The first and foremost step of arranging furniture in a small living room is to determine the furniture pieces that are essential in your living room. The common essential items are seating furniture pieces, a table and entertainment center. Other additional items that you may consider introducing depending upon the availability of space are couches and chairs.

- Start off the arrangement process with the largest piece of furniture. Every room requires a focal point and in most of the cases, the focal point is the largest piece of furniture. Your television or the entertainment center is likely to be the longest piece of furniture and also the focal point. Place the entertainment center against an empty wall. If your budget permits you, invest in a flat screen television. This shall free up a lot of space in the room.

- Arrange the seating furniture around the entertainment center in different configurations. Place the longest seating furniture, which is the sofa directly opposite to the focal point of the room. So that people sitting on it, can face the focal point of the room.

- Thirdly, place the other pieces of furniture such as the couches and chairs on either sides of the sofa so that it is perpendicular to it. If the entertainment center is in use, you may angle the couches and chairs towards the television, or else you may have them angled with the sofa.

- Lastly, you need to place the table. If there is ample of space in the mid section area between the entertainment center and sofa, then you place a table as a center table. When placing a center table, ensure that it is not blocking the flow of traffic. If the space does not permit you to do so, place a corner table in between two pieces of furniture.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 16th, 2011

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