If you are in the planning stages of your new home, you may be wondering how to go about planning the layout of your living room. One way to do this is to go online to various home improvement and lifestyle magazines, or to take a trip to your local library to check out interior design books. You can then get a clear idea of what your options are and which style seems to fit your needs best. However, one important factor to keep in mind is that the living room is probably the most used room in the house, and it is usually the first thing visitors see. In this article, I will introduce you to some living room designs layout ideas you can use as a guide.
The first thing you will want to do is take inventory of the space you have available in your living room, noting down sofa, coffee table, side tables and anything else that may be necessary. With the size of your living room, you should have a decent idea of how much space you will need for furniture. Next, you will want to consider the layout of your room so that you know what you can fit in. Here are some ideas you can use as a guideline.
You can choose to make use of your sofa as a centerpiece. A good sofa can add to the look of your living room and make it feel cozier. If your sofa doesn’t have a lot of cushions, you can always place an accent pillow on top. You can also put a vase full of flowers or candles on the sofa to help bring out the color and theme of your living room.
Another option you have is to use your sofa as the focal point of the room. Since you have the sofa, you can use it to set the stage. You can pull out all the furniture and make use of it as a stage to showcase your goods. You can set up the stage with your choice of table lamps and end tables, and then use your sofa as the centerpiece. You can also have small centerpieces set up on your sofa.
You can use your sofa as a table. This works great if you plan to put drinks on it or eat food on it. All you need is to bring out your wine rack, and your coffee table, and you have food and drinks waiting for you on your sofa. You can also have an end table in the living room area for added convenience.
You can actually use your sofa as an extra storage area. This is a great way to free up some valuable real estate space. You can keep all your clothes, linens, and other items in the living room. Then, when you have guests or visitors, all you have to do is bring out your sofa. You can even turn your sofa into a game room with some games that use the space underneath the sofa as a court.
Finally, you can use your sofa as a place to display treasures and souvenirs from travels. If you have an interesting vase or antique, you can showcase it on the sofa. Or, display your special collections in a special bookcase. Any object can be placed on the sofa if it adds some character to the room.
Use your sofa, your bookshelves, and other special spaces in your living room to enhance the beauty of the room. You don’t have to use them exclusively as seating and tables. You can use them in a variety of other living room designs. So, take advantage of all the spaces and use them to design the room to express your personality.