How to Arrange Furniture in a Small Living Room and Make a Large Space Feel Cozy

It’s not always easy arranging furniture in a small living room. When it comes to arranging small living room furniture, there are several things to consider. First, you’ll need to find space in your room for all the furniture you want to use, and this can be tricky if you have a little floor or wall space left over after choosing where the sofa will go. Second-choosing what pieces of furniture work well together is an art form in itself!

Adding color

Color can determine the mood of any room. It is amazing how much a splash here and there can transform your living room. Add some color to it. You can determine the color based on some of your favorite pieces of furniture in the room. You can use a Color Wheel (Hexagram) to pick the right combinations.

Achromatic colors

White is often a favorite color to add. It can be used as an accent piece and brighten up any space, no matter the size.

Achromatic colors

You can use achromatic colors to create a sophisticated look that has depth. These neutral colors are great for arranging furniture in small living rooms because they help create the illusion of space. Black and white is always an elegant option when designing your home, as you can use it to make any room feel modern or timeless.

Analogous colors

An analogous color scheme can be combined in small living rooms to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. For example, you can combine green with purple or blue for a calming effect. You can also use orange and red together if you’re looking for increased energy levels!

Monochromatic Colors

Monochromatic colors are ideal for arranging furniture in small living rooms. You can use the different tones to create a feeling of spaciousness, and you’ll never have an issue with clashing colors or patterns!

Tetrad colors

You can use Tetrad colors to create a dramatic and modern feel. For example, you can use red with yellow or green to create an energetic feeling in your small living room.

Split complementary

To get the best out of Split complementary colors, use two colors with opposite hues. For example, you can use blue and orange in a small living room to create an interesting contrast.

Adding a rug

Rugs are an easy way to accentuate the rest of the features in any room. What’s even more amazing is that you can get a rug within most budgets. You can bring elegance or add some character to a living room with the right rug. Placement is critical. You want it to be underneath a centerpiece if possible. It can add some charm to an entrance. A pro tip for this is to keep it functional. You do not want it to hinder access.

Put a rug in front of the couch.

Putting a rug in front of the couch is a great way to make it feel more intimate. This creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining guests or just relaxing on the couch with your favorite book.

Choose furniture wisely

The size of a room can also dictate what kind of furniture you want in there. Seek out small living rooms with an open floor plan, and this will be helpful when arranging it.

Removing clutter

It is not just about furniture placement for small living room. Sometimes getting rid of things is as important. I am not much of a minimalist. It is effortless for most of us to accumulate things in a small space. You can start by adding essential items before other things creep in. That is normal. What do you have in your living room that does not need to be there? Anything that does not add to the room is taking something away. Start decluttering the room.

Arranging a couch

The couch is often the centerpiece of a living room. It is placed in front of focal points such as your television. That is a critical part of organizing furniture in small living room. There are small things that you can do to get the best possible results from your couch. You want to place your couch away from the wall. You want to have at least a foot between the couch and a wall or piece of furniture. This opens up your space while giving you room for people who are sitting on it.

Arranging chairs in small living rooms

A lot of times when arranging furniture, we forget about the seating area altogether! Do not make that mistake. You do not have to keep chairs in the living room unless they are being used. This is not a storage area.

Arranging a Coffee Table

That nice coffee table is a great addition to any living room, but arranging it the wrong way can leave you with less space. You should place a coffee table in front of or against the couch and not between both pieces of furniture. This gives people sitting on your sofa more room without looking cramped.

Arranging a TV

Where is the best place to put your TV? That is often a difficult decision. You want to put the TV away from entrances if possible. You don’t want to see people come in and out trying to concentrate on their favorite show.

Arranging furniture around a TV

Once you have picked the perfect spot for your television, you can decide how the furniture is laid out around it. One of the most common arrangements is to create a diagonal line. The furniture should start in the opposite corner from where your TV will go, then make an L shape around it.

Arranging a Stereo

You can place a stereo on a side table, an entertainment center, or in the corner of your living room. Where you put it, it can depend on how many people are using it and what your needs are.

Arranging Bookshelves

You should arrange bookshelves to maximize space when they’re not being used for storing books. When arranging the shelves only leave as much space between them as possible. It makes it easier to keep them clean.

Arranging furniture around a fireplace

If you have a fireplace, good on you. Safety should always come before aesthetics. You must keep your furniture a safe distance away from the fireplace.

Arranging furniture by windows

Put your coffee table or a small sideboard in front of a large window and make it an area for looking out at the view, arranging sofas to look through smaller windows, arranging bookcases with open fronts to let light stream onto them.

Arranging Furniture with a sliding glass door

A sliding glass door can add interesting dimensions to your small living room. If you have a small living room, arranging furniture around the door can open up your space.

Arranging Furniture with an archway

An arched doorway is a good way to divide one section of a small living room from another while opening it up simultaneously. Arrange sofas and armchairs on either side of the entrance to avoid a cluttered look.

Emphasis on Furniture Arrangement

If you are arranging your small living room furniture, it’s important to make sure that some of the most eye-catching pieces stand out from the rest. A fireplace, for example, will be the centerpiece of many small living rooms, so arranging furniture around it is crucial to create a cozy feel and make your space look bigger than it actually is.

Do not put a couch in the center of the room

Here’s a top tip for layout for small living room. This is a hard and fast rule. You should never place your couch in the center of the room. Not only does it take away valuable space, but it also creates an uncomfortable feeling.

Put a coffee table in front of the couch

This is both functional and sometimes aesthetically pleasing. You can place a coffee table in front of the couch and use it as an extension.

This will create more space to put your feet up or serve drinks if you have guests over, but it also gives everyone something to lean on when they get tired from sitting for a while. You could even stack some books next to the coffee table to give it a classy look. You will need the right books, of course.

Put a side table next to the couch

This may not always be possible in small spaces. If you can have a side table next to your couch, have one. You will see this done in waiting rooms. There is some serenity that it brings. You have more space to place things. A good vase could even make an appearance there.

Put a chair in the corner

Here’s how you can maximize seating in small living room. We have already covered chairs in this article. If the previous tip isn’t suitable for your small living room, consider placing a chair in the corner. It opens up the rest of the space in front of it. People are encouraged to sit in the furthest place in the room, making it seem larger.

Put a side table or lamp next to the chair

I love a good lamp in most rooms. A small living room can always use a beautiful lamp. It provides light and a sense of warmth. It also doesn’t take up any space on the floor, which is always hard to come by when arranging small living room furniture.

Final Thoughts

There are many ways to arrange small living room furniture to make your home feel more spacious. Remember that not all arrangements will work for every person’s living room. Try things out until you find a layout that suits you. All the best arranging furniture in a small living room.

Elissa Smith
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