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Tips for Arranging a Functional Living Space

Last updated 5 years ago

If you have just purchased a new home, townhome, or loft, you may be just beginning the exciting undertaking of personalizing your new space. Your new home is already a beautiful, livable, and architecturally distinct property on the outside. Customize your space on the inside with these tips for creating a functional and personalized living room.

Focal Point

Your first step in arranging any living room should be to select a focal point. Whether your main event is a television or a crackling fireplace, position your sofa directly across from your chosen focal point, and use chairs and benches to complement the larger piece. Opt for flexible furnishings such as ottomans that can do double-duty as drink tables and seating. If you have a narrower space, consider arranging your furniture at an angle to break up the room’s long, straight lines.   

Traditional Symmetry

One classic furniture arrangement involves seating two sofas directly across from each other. If chatting is just as important as television-watching in your new home, this symmetrical set-up allows guests to easily communicate with each other. If you invest in a sectional sofa for your primary seating, be sure to pull the sofa slightly away from both the side and back wall. You may also want to consider adding a console table or lamp behind the couch to maximize functionality and prevent guests from feeling claustrophobic.

Easy Movement

When you design a functional space, movement is key. As you place your furniture, draw an imaginary line between the pieces to envision how guests will pass through the space, and avoid forcing foot traffic between a sofa and coffee table.

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