Another reason for this post is that I get questions about our living room furniture layout all the time. With this post I hope it makes it a little clearer how our main living area is configured. For those of you who are new around here, we live in a small twin home and have a relatively small living room layout. You can read more about where we live and frustrations by clicking HERE.
Four different living room furniture layouts
The biggest struggle has always been connecting the living room sofa and TV area with the fireplace sitting area since the sliding glass door is not in the middle of the room. I think I’m doing a pretty good job in all four furniture layouts.
3 seat sofa under window with 2 small chairs
This is the way I just arranged it for my spring tour (HERE) and like I mentioned already I’d love to have two small scaled sling back chairs that can either be turned around to face the TV or sofa.
Although the living room functions very well, it has gotten harder to photograph this way.
The space appears much bigger in person now with the large sofa under the window in this living room layout.
rug HERE | similar coffee table HERE and HERE | pouf was from Target but not available anymore, similar one HERE | Chinese calligraphy brushes HERE | throw HERE | similar pillow HERE or my favorite black and white pillows HERE | similar shibori pillow HERE | similar jeans pillow HERE | similar end table HERE | similar lamps HERE| black lamps shade HERE | my ombre stacked tassel DIY HERE | similar burst HERE or HERE | similar mirror HERE or HERE | brass pot is from Goodwill | similar palm HERE | drum is from HomeGoods | curtain tutorial HERE | fabric HERE | similar curtains HERE | similar sofas HERE | disco ball HERE | fur HERE
Loveseat under window with 2 armchairs
This is the way I had it arranged last spring but it definitely cuts off the fireplace area more than the other furniture configurations. (click HERE to see)
I mentioned in my last post that I had to disguise the size of the window with the curtains because the small couch had to be off centered. If you look closely then you can see what I’m talking about. This is a great trick to give some more symmetry to the placement of the couch and window.
I also tried this layout recently with two swivel chairs which you can see HERE.
grey swivel chairs HERE
Loveseat under window with chaise
I really like this layout and the comfort a chaise brings for lounging. I had just picked a chaise that was slightly too small. (click HERE)
(blue chaise HERE)
Loveseat under window with one big armchair and ottoman
This is the way I had our living room for the longest time. I recently had to throw out that grey wingback chair because it was ruined. What I didn’t like about this layout is that the arm chair’s back was way too high and cut the view for the person sitting by the fireplace. It definitely didn’t connect the two spaces. You can see more photos of the space laid out this way by clicking HERE, HERE and HERE.
Over the different seasons I just changed out accessories and it felt differently every time without having to spend a lot of money. It just proves that a good base layer of furniture goes a long way.
Same configuration as above but with my Moroccan BeniO.
This was a really fun post for me to put together so I can see it laid out differently on one page as well.
I know it all looks and functions differently in person and getting it photographed isn’t easy.
Do tell, which is your favorite version?