Living Room Arrangement Tips from the Carrocel Experts
When arranging the furniture in your living room, a good place to start is knowing the shape of your space. This can help you determine where you should place items most effectively for the best overall look and flow. The size of the furniture can also impact how your room looks, so be sure that you don’t have large, bulky items in a small room, and also that the pieces in a large space aren’t too small to look overwhelmed by the open area. Here are some of our suggestions for various types of living rooms.
- Open Concept – With an open concept living room, you can be creative in your furniture arrangements. Using a sectional or sofa to help break up the space and create a more defined living room is ideal. Place the television along a wall that is viewable from various other spaces in the home such as the kitchen or dining area. You could also use a large open shelving unit or console table to separate your dining room and living room spaces.
- Rectangular – Long and narrow spaces are among the most difficult to arrange. Sleek, modern couches with optional chaise lounges take advantage of using an item for multiple purposes without needing additional pieces. Place the television across from the couch on the wall or a stand that mimics the shape of your sofa. Keep in mind that you want to keep the walking path simple and from the television to the couch for optimal flow and use of space.
- Square – In comparison to a rectangular space, a square room is much easier to place furniture in. Put your items along the walls and be careful not to block doorways or windows.
The selection of furniture that you pick can also impact your arrangement. Consider adding a fun pop of colour to your pieces such as a coffee table, end table, or bookcase. Pick a few colours (two or three is optimal) to be your theme. You then have a better idea of where to begin your selection for furniture, accessories, and décor.
Visit Carrocel to Browse Our Living Room Furniture Options
Carrocel has a wide selection of living room furniture for your home. From couches and chairs to shelving and tables, our 20,000 square foot showroom has a variety of options to suit your space and your tastes. Located at 245 Bridgeland Avenue in central Toronto, you’ll be sure to find something that works for you. For a more in-depth selection, please view our online catalogue.