Arranging living room furniture can be quite a tricky task especially for people who are redoing this area of the home for the first time. Designing the living room also needs careful planning because there are factors to consider in arranging your furniture such as having enough space between the occasional table and sofa for people to be able to pass through. It is not as simple as selecting Vancouver furniture in the hope that it will fit when the furniture arrives. To be able to create the perfect living room space, it is important to classify the kinds of living room furniture that one can incorporate in this area.
The sofa or couch and chairs are the biggest items that usually make up the living room. These are usually used for seating but there are certain kinds of sofas such as day beds that can be converted into a full-sized bed when not in use. Sofas can be large or small depending on how many people it can seat. When choosing a sofa, consider the scale because it can quickly overshadow smaller furniture pieces. Also consider how it will be used on a day to day basis to determine the kind of durability you are looking for.
Area rugs are a great way to define the living room space or seating area. These can small or large depending on personal choice but in general, an area rug is supposed to be able to accommodate the furniture in the living room. They are also great for protecting small living room furniture from collecting dirt such as bean bags.
Coffee tables are usually placed in the middle of conversation areas or in at the centre of sofas and chairs. Ideally, the height of a coffee table should be a little bit lower than the height of the sofas and chairs surrounding it. The ideal length should also be half or two thirds of the sofa. In modern living rooms sometimes, ottomans or smaller tables replace the coffee table but most are for decorative purposes only. If you are one who likes having coffee, tea or dessert in your living room area, the coffee table is a practical solution.
Side tables are not so important but this will depend if your coffee table can accommodate how much seating you have. These are ideal for chairs that are too far from the coffee table. They can also be used to display lamps and books depending on your liking.
To be able to correctly arrange your living room furniture it is imperative to establish the central or focal point of the room so you know exactly how to arrange your furniture around it. This can be fireplace, a big window or technology related equipment such as a plasma television or a home theatre. It can also be artwork you would like to display such as a nice painting, a mural or art pieces such as statues and sculptures. Try to arrange the furniture in such a way that guests, friends and family members can converse comfortably without having to lean over or raise their voices to be heard.
In large rooms, it will be ideal to create more conversation areas or a separate area for your home theatre so if someone in your family wants to watch television while you want to entertain friends, you would not be bothered. Also consider foot traffic so people do not accidentally bump into your coffee or occasional table while passing through. Create enough space so people can walk back and forth comfortably and so you eliminate the risk of accidents. Imagine that treasuring that ornate antique vase sitting on top of your Vancouver furniture only to shatter in pieces because somebody accidentally bumped into your furniture. Also, try not putting furniture against the wall because this is something that you would really like to display just like you would an art piece. After all, the reason why people buy furniture is not limited to practicality but to also show them off. There is no use backing them to a wall where people cannot see and appreciate its beauty. Beautiful furniture deserve to praised so do not make the mistake of hiding them.