First, you’ll want to determine the amount of space you have. Measure the length and width of the room, noting where existing features are located- such as doors, windows, and fireplaces. The size of your living room will guide you as you choose the type of furniture and number of pieces you wish to purchase. If you have a larger space, a 3 piece living room set may not be enough. If you have a smaller room, a 5 piece living room set may make the room seem a bit cramped. Sure, it would be lovely to have two sofas, but do you have enough floor space?
You’ll also want to identify a focal point of the room and strategically arrange the furniture around it. The focal point could be a TV, fireplace, coffee table, window or even artwork. As you plan, make sure you keep traffic flow in mind, too – you wouldn’t want your living room to become a maze!
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Once you have your living room furniture set, you should arrange your seating area. When sofas, accent chairs, and loveseats are in their ideal spot, then you can add tables and ottomans!