Question:

Where to put furniture in small living room?

4 August, 2021 Bryan Menjivar 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: MARGARETE SCHEWE
    23 August, 2021

    Place the furniture in a square so there is one corner free
    Try to keep larger items of furniture (couch, chairs) against the walls instead of in the centre - this can make it feel slightly bigger and more spacious
    Keep smaller items away from large ones that occupy an entire space
    Make sure at least 40 per cent of your flooring is open without any obstacles or clutter on it. This area should have enough space for you to walk about freely and comfortably (this does not need to be a hallway, but rather somewhere where nobody sits or stands).

  • AUTHOR: CHARLES CULTON
    23 August, 2021

    Furniture placement for small living spaces is not always optimally possible or even advisable. For example, large, sectional sofas may impede upon a path in an otherwise narrow space and should be reserved to the rear of the room. Stacking chairs are another good choice when limited on floor space. Large pieces of furniture such as dining sets with 8-foot tables should double check their setup plans before purchasing to ensure sufficient clearance around doors and other traffic areas. A good rule of thumb is that no piece of furniture should be larger than 1/3rd of the furnishings in any given room to comfortably accommodate both activity and movement without impediment by those items closest at hand.

  • AUTHOR: RAYMOND MOTE
    23 August, 2021

    It is best to have the TV at one end of the room and large items like sofas, bookshelves, and lamps not too close to it. It's ok to put the smaller items near a wall in order to create more open space.
    I recommend that you place your couch near one of your longer walls when space is tight - this leaves plenty of open area for children or pets to play without getting under foot. If you've got an L-shaped sofa with an ergonomic design, I highly recommend placing it away from corners, which limit leg room.

  • AUTHOR: JUAN GEDDES
    23 August, 2021

    If you are willing to have this be the focal point, then it should be placed in the center of the room or, if there is a fireplace, place it at right angles to face into the heat.
    Otherwise, arranging furniture in an L shape against one wall can make maximum use of space and still retain that cozy feeling. You will need to create at least 66% more circulation space for someone to move around and interact with other people comfortably. Plus, every conversation won't necessarily have to involve another person having their backs turned towards everyone else.

  • AUTHOR: DENNIS STOVAL
    23 August, 2021

    There are so many possibilities for where to put furniture in a small living room. In general, the best way to start deciding what needs to go is by assessing your most commonly-used spaces and their current usage rates. If you require extra seating area, it would be ideal if that were placed in the center of where peak traffic is. Likewise if one wanted an entertainment space or reading nook for example at one corner of the room over another you can consider that as well. Ultimately what is important is whether people will regularly sit on your furniture and also whether other pieces need to squeeze around it; guests often change plans after they've "just popped round" so make sure there's some breathing space.

  • AUTHOR: JACOB VOLKMAN
    23 August, 2021

    If you live in a small space, it may be difficult to find the right furniture balance. The question of where to put furniture in small living rooms is as complicated as the problem of what size rooms are too small to even have an appropriate amount of furniture. Many people automatically think couches should go against one wall to save room and provide a conversational area - but this can look cluttered and create more problems than it solves for those who need additional seating in their homes.