The living room is, undoubtedly, the soul of every house. But the sad part of today’s cosmopolitan lifestyle is that no matter which house you go to, you feel like you have entered the same living room (or a poor caricature of The Big Bang Theory shooting set)!
So many people just fulfill the basic seating blueprint (a sofa, an armchair, and a cocktail table) with a painful disregard for the room’s incredible design potential, and feel like they’re done. But for us hardcore aesthetes, this attitude is not just lazy, it’s criminal!
In fact, you would be amazed to see how many living rooms fail to reach their true potential due to a lack of creativity. And if you don’t want your living room on this not-so-esteemed list, you need to get your seating strategy right. The right seating not only masters the space of your living space but also creates the right ambiance for the room’s ultimate purpose: a good laugh over a cup of tea!
11 Seating Arrangements to Redefine Your Living Room Experience
Here’s the good news! No matter the size of your living room, the options for seating innovations are endless. All you need to do is get a feel of your living room and then go through the tips given below to find its perfect match.
Who does not like the sun? Even Darth Vader could not resist the sight of the sun setting on Mustafar. So, get your seats alongside the window and embrace the outdoor view, sprawled on sun-kissed sofas.
Tired of watching the fireplace being the center of attention ever since it was invented? So are we. Break this traditional layout and put your seats away from the fireplace. And don’t worry, Santa Claus will not mind walking a couple of steps to have some rest after he gets down the chimney on Christmas!
A Capital View
Few people are as lucky as Bruce Wayne in getting to see the entire city from their living room. Having said that, if you have got any kind of bird’s eye view, make the most of it by placing your furniture around it. After all, there is nothing wrong with indulging in your own Crown-Prince-of-Gotham moment!
For the grownups, sofas, tables, and chairs are statement makers in the living room. But for kids filled with never-ending stacks of energy, there are only hurdles in the let’s-see-who-gets-to-the-pool-first race. And if you, too, have an active outdoor lifestyle, let your living room reflect it. Keep the lounging area to one side of the room and create a smooth freeway to the terrace.
Symmetry in Space
Well, there is no substitute for some old-fashioned symmetrical simplicity. If you agree too, just get a matching pair of sofas and put them around a center table or fireplace for some traditional visual delight.
With such an arrangement, you won’t have any problems grabbing all the eyeballs in the room either while you’re breaking the latest Billie-Eilish album release dates!
All the Bright Colors
The number of brilliant colors displayed in this living room goes way past the rainbow count. With such full colors on display, your guests are sure to take a moment to pick their jaws up from the floor before they take their seats!
A Classic Chaise
Unfortunately, what grabs attention quicker than the most stylish Anne Hauck chairs in a living room is a dead space screaming to get filled. So, fill your unused corner with a chic chaise longue and a modern artistic vase. Just be careful with the wine when you trance out on it, relaxing to some classic Mahler on the record!
Feel like really shaking things up? Just put a whimsical swing chair alongside your sofa and wooden stools to add extra spice to your seatings. And good luck with the eeny-meeny-miny-moes to decide the prime owner of the swing chair spot in the family!
Double the Fun
Coffee tables are often-ignored masterpieces of living rooms, only remembered when you are looking for a spot to put your Nescafe down. We feel you, tables!
But why give this luxury only to a selected few? With two coffee tables instead of one, your guests can enjoy every seat in the room equally and also indulge in separate conversations.
How about an altogether separate space for you to cozy up with your loving pet? A small loveseat can come in handy for this, styled with blankets, throw pillows, and a floor lamp. Your own ‘clean, well-lighted place’ to read some Hemingway or binge-watch Stranger Things without interruption!
Don’t you agree that the amazing Barcaloungers in Friends deserve an Emmy of their own? And if you, too, want a crack at Joey and Chandler’s reclining pleasures, get an Eames chair for yourself alongside an ottoman to match comfort with style.
Discover Your Perfect Space
So then, here’s the bottom line. When it comes to designing your living room, it all boils down to correctly assessing the potential of your room space. In a perfect world, you want to maximize the seating in the room without either overwhelming the place or compromising on comfort.
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