Living Room Plan

Living Room Plan

Cornerstone Architects I like to start on a furniture floor plan by considering the various angles of the room. This gorgeous space in an open-concept setting takes advantage of the view with two floated sofas that create a version of a sectional focused toward the outdoors. Cornerstone Architects From a different angle, it is clear how creating a corner with the sofas creates a visual separation from the dining space just behind the living room. Ownby Design This handsome living room is eye catching with its strong neutrals, and the designer also pulled off major challenges. The living room is just beyond the front door, so a long console table was placed behind the first sofa to create a sense of entry. The two facing sofas provide great symmetry, adding to the transitional feel of the room. Two chairs were placed in front of the fireplace, which is in the corner. The fireplace in this case acts as a backdrop rather than the focal point. Ownby Design Floating the furniture in this case was the best strategy. From the opposite angle, it is clear that this room takes advantage of the gorgeous view at the same time as it provides comfortable seating for TV watching. Erika Bonnell Interiors Here is a common condition in a smaller room with lots of big windows. Don’t be afraid to pull the furniture away from the walls. This classic arrangement makes a small room feel larger, with many seats for guests to choose from. Notice the ottoman in lieu of a coffee table. A tray provides a hard surface for flowers or drinks. The curtains have a natural place to fall since furniture is pulled away from the walls. Spacecrafting / Architectural Photography The sofa placement in this space provides a visual break from the kitchen. Two chairs side by side in front of the French doors provide additional seating but don’t block the view. The two smaller stools placed in front of the fireplace provide more places to sit but do not crowd the main seating area or block the view to the fireplace. MuseInteriors This classic furniture arrangement features twin sofas facing each other with a great coffee table in between. Consider a low and long chaise longue to separate a long space and help define two seating areas. Margaret Donaldson Interiors Use a center table to divide two spaces. Oversize rooms can be just as tricky as small rooms; they can feel cold and cavernous. The goal is to bring them down to a human scale and encourage comfortable gathering. Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors If you have a fireplace off to one side, consider one lounge chair to the side while creating a corner with sofas opposite the chair. This creates visual symmetry. Notice the great game table in the corner that sits in the window with all the glorious sunlight. Tucker & Marks I love the choice of two chairs here with the sofa opposite. The look of the chairs in front of the French doors is light and airy. Also, the chair placement leaves enough space to create a nice vignette to the left of the fireplace. Always try to include small tables next to seating for setting down drinks or books. I prefer tables that are not pairs but have individual character. jamesthomas Interiors Bookshelves make great backdrops. This is a very small room with the challenge of a corner fireplace. The bookcase adds depth and visual scale to the room. This small space has room for at least eight adults because of its clever chaise longue placement as extra seating. Marie Burgos Design The classic sectional is still a great option. I think there is great versatility in this floor plan. It features a large, comfortable sectional for TV watching, two extra chairs that add interest and a mobile piece for holding the TV. The height of the TV stand adds a transitional vibe to the industrial aesthetic
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Living Room Plan

What’s a living room anyway? A lounge room, sitting room, great room, gathering room or family room? The living room is a place where you relax as a family or household and entertain friends. It’s probably more accurate to call it a living ‘space’ because so many homes are open plan these days. Maybe there’s more than one ‘living room’ in your home. Is your home anything like the picture below???
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Living Room Plan

Meredith Heron Design Keeping things to scale. All of the designers here emphasize the importance of furniture size in a living room. “Correctly scaled furniture can make or break a room,” says Austin, Texas, designer Allison Jaffe. “Having too much room or too little room can really throw off the look and feel of the space.”Just because the size and scale of a piece looks right in a store doesn’t mean it’ll feel right in your living room. Larger rooms require larger furniture, and smaller rooms require a smaller scale. But above all else, make sure whatever you buy is comfortable too. “Select furniture that fits you,” says Schumacher. “Try out different sized pieces. We’ve found some people prefer larger furniture they can curl up in, and some people prefer more petite furniture.”Shop: Browse living room furniture options
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Living Room Plan

Keeping things to scale. All of the designers here emphasize the importance of furniture size in a living room. “Correctly scaled furniture can make or break a room,” says Austin, Texas, designer Allison Jaffe. “Having too much room or too little room can really throw off the look and feel of the space.”Just because the size and scale of a piece looks right in a store doesn’t mean it’ll feel right in your living room. Larger rooms require larger furniture, and smaller rooms require a smaller scale. But above all else, make sure whatever you buy is comfortable too. “Select furniture that fits you,” says Schumacher. “Try out different sized pieces. We’ve found some people prefer larger furniture they can curl up in, and some people prefer more petite furniture.”Shop: Browse living room furniture options
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Living Room Plan

Habitar Design Planning. Analyze the way you spend time in your living room. Nashville interior designer Kippie Leland suggests writing down everything that you plan to do there. “This will help you prioritize when you reach the furniture planning stage,” says Leland. Then think about traffic and conversation flow. How do you enter a room? Move between chairs? Get around the corner of a sofa? “You never want to feel trapped or feel as though you’re making laps around a room to get in or out,” says Minneapolis interior designer Lucy Penfield. And “don’t locate the back of a sofa by the entry,” says Colorado interior designer Andrea Schumacher. “It should be set up so one can walk in and out of the room easily.” Don’t leave too much space between seating, so conversation can flow easily.Find a Pro: Hire a professional for tips on your own living room
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Living Room Plan

Planning. Analyze the way you spend time in your living room. Nashville interior designer Kippie Leland suggests writing down everything that you plan to do there. “This will help you prioritize when you reach the furniture planning stage,” says Leland. Then think about traffic and conversation flow. How do you enter a room? Move between chairs? Get around the corner of a sofa? “You never want to feel trapped or feel as though you’re making laps around a room to get in or out,” says Minneapolis interior designer Lucy Penfield. And “don’t locate the back of a sofa by the entry,” says Colorado interior designer Andrea Schumacher. “It should be set up so one can walk in and out of the room easily.” Don’t leave too much space between seating, so conversation can flow easily.Find a Pro: Hire a professional for tips on your own living room
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Living Room Plan

Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an existing living room or simply rearranging furniture you already have, laying out your living room is best done with a plan in mind. It might seem like a simple matter of rolling a chair over here and squishing the couch over there, but even the most straightforward parts of space planning can get complicated quickly. Before you start doing any heavy lifting, consider these professional living room layout tips.
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Living Room Plan

Fenimore believes adding a built-in bar, bookcases, shelving or even a workspace that are similar in style to your furniture can pull the look of a long living room together. Make sure to take note of doors, heaters, outlets and windows before you plan your layout — the location of these items can limit furniture placement and be problematic if not considered before final floor plan decisions are made.
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Ownby Design This handsome living room is eye catching with its strong neutrals, and the designer also pulled off major challenges. The living room is just beyond the front door, so a long console table was placed behind the first sofa to create a sense of entry. The two facing sofas provide great symmetry, adding to the transitional feel of the room. Two chairs were placed in front of the fireplace, which is in the corner. The fireplace in this case acts as a backdrop rather than the focal point.