The Perfect Layout For Your Sofa and Two Chairs
Whether you have a spacious living room or a tiny space, the layout of your sofa and two chairs can make a huge difference to the feel of the space. The right arrangement will ensure your furniture is working harmoniously together and create a room that flows naturally.
The most common layout for a living room is a couch and two chairs, but there are many other options to consider as well. The key is to find the best furniture placement that works for you and your family.
Arrange your couches and chairs in a way that allows you to easily have conversations without disrupting the flow of the room. You can do this by arranging your furniture so that people are sitting at different angles, either across from each other or at a ninety degree angle to the center of the seating area.
This layout is perfect for a small living room because it leaves plenty of room to maneuver through the space and is easy to navigate. It also has a mix of furniture that works for lounging and socializing, and it uses a combination of textures to keep the room interesting.
Place a coffee table in the middle of your sofa and two chairs for a visually balanced, conversation-friendly arrangement. The round coffee table helps to pull the chairs in and adds a touch of color.
You can even pair a round coffee table with a rectangular one for an unexpected twist on a classic arrangement.
A coffee table can also serve as a great spot for displaying decorative items, like this beautiful art piece in this living room by EHD Design Team alum, Mel. The coffee table also serves as a focal point for the room and is a good location for people to sit and enjoy the view.
The coffee table can be used to store things like books and magazines as well. You can also put an area rug under the coffee table to help to unify all of the furniture.
If you have a large living room, it can be tempting to use a sectional to fill the space. But, if you don’t have room for a large sectional, you can opt for an L-shaped layout that creates a transition between the living and dining areas. This layout is ideal for spaces that share a common wall with a kitchen, because it gives the two rooms a sense of separation while still allowing you to flow from one to the other.
Alternatively, you can choose to have a large sectional in the center of your room and place two chairs around it. This is a popular choice for open-concept kitchens that lead into living rooms, but you can also use it in other situations.
Often, the best solution for a narrow living room is to arrange a sofa and two chairs in a way that creates symmetry. Having matching sofas is an effective way to divide a long room into two conversation zones, says interior designer Rachel Harris. This symmetrical arrangement can also work well in smaller spaces because it creates balance and makes the room appear less cluttered.