Arranging Living Room Furniture
Living rooms are usually meant to relax and unwind. Television in a living room may be used as an alternative to the TV. However, this does not mean that television should always be shared with family and friends. Sometimes, you just cannot be with your friends while watching a movie. If you cannot watch a movie alone, there is no problem with sharing a television with your friends and family.
It can be awkward if you are watching a movie in your living room with the television set on. If you have your curtains drawn and your television set placed in your living room facing the couch, there will be limited viewing opportunities for you and your friends. If one is living alone, there may still be possibilities for the television set to be utilized sometimes.
It would be difficult to state whether the television should be shared with friends or not. Most influencers of mine who the editor has known, didn’t have televisions mounted in their living rooms at all. There was one in the living room and another in the bedroom. So, when the living room was used, the television was at a different angle and facing the wall. This worked perfectly since the fireplace was located at the center of the living room and facing the wall.
The fireplace is a focal point of the living room
As such, it should be prominent in the arrangement of the furniture, sofas and couches. Keep in mind that the television set needs to face the wall in order to receive the best viewing opportunities. If the fireplace is not mounted on the wall, arranging the furniture in a way that the fireplace can be viewed through the sofa set can provide for an efficient viewing experience.
Another way to arrange the living room, and perhaps most importantly, the fireplace and other pieces of furniture, are to position them at a height that allows watching the television comfortably. The fireplace must be at a comfortable height and not too high, otherwise the television could become a focal point. It is imperative that the television is placed in a location that allows it to receive the best viewing opportunities, without it being a distraction.
In some instances, the living room features two couches
The television is positioned on one couch and the entertainment center is on the other couch. If the entertainment center is placed too far away from the television, people will feel as though they are watching tv when they are sitting on the sofa with the screen already visible. Conversely, if the entertainment center is placed too close to the television, it may interfere with watching tv. Therefore, in addition to placing the television on a wall within the living area, it is essential to place the entertainment center at a height that is suitable for watching tv.
Placing the television on a wall, whether it be a couch or an end table, is not recommended. For one, placing a television set on a wall will block the view of the television from any seat within the living room set itself. Secondly, the sofa set will be in direct view of the television. Thirdly, placing a sofa set on a wall will detract from the overall look of the living room set.
A final way to arrange the furniture within your living area is to consider the focal point in the room. For instance, a sofa set that is placed on a focal point, such as a wall, will create a feeling of coziness within the room. It will create a focal point for conversation. Similarly, a sofa set on a bookcase will give the illusion of more space and make the room appear larger visually. This type of arrangement can be accomplished by placing furniture at various levels within the room or by having built-in cabinet that holds a number of furniture pieces, ranging from chairs to storage units. Whatever arrangement you select, remember that it should be functional, comfortable and complementary to your living room features.