As a beginner with little knowledge of living room layout arrangement, you should be careful in deciding the right one. This doesn’t mean limiting the space exploration, but how to keep everything harmonious. Below are the 5 most common living room layout problems and solutions you should know.
Problem #1: there are too many windows around your living room
Create some empty space around all the windows to turn them into the focal point (the focus) of your living room. Then, prioritize the convenience of the room by placing an L-shaped sofa set in the center.
Problem #2: you have a narrow rectangular living room
Here’s one of the most common rectangular living room layout ideas: set up a circle seating arrangement. In the middle, place four armchairs surrounding a round table to create a feel of intimacy to the room. Ground the seating arrangement with a curvy-shaped synthetic leather rug to lessen the boxy feel of the room.
Problem #3: there is no space between the house main entrance and the living room
You can always fake a space or corridor by creating a pause between the front door and the living room. A bookshelf, a cabinet, a long bench, or some houseplants can be set up to divide the two.
Problem #4: the living room is too small
Small living room layouts may be the most common problem here. Even worse, people are usually pushing the furniture against the walls to make the room feel more spacious. They will actually end up with the imbalanced use of space. Instead, determine the focal point of the room first—be it a TV or a fireplace—and then set up the rest around the point.
Problem #5: a mistake in proportion
Proportion is an essential key to a successful living room furniture layout. Many experienced interior designers use the “golden ratio” to deal with the problem. With the 2:3 ratio, achieve the ideally aesthetical furniture arrangement. For instance, a coffee table with a 2/3 length of a sofa that is 2/3 width of a carpet under them is ideal enough.
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