Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. As a person’s traits and likings differ so does the tastes and needs as well. In some homes, living room serves as a central gathering area for the family, while in a few homes they are more of a show room and it gets used only when family or friends come for a sleepover.
The uses vary from getting together for a family game night to men only movie and beer night. From a temporary makeshift kids play area to a ladies tea party, the living room is a social hub. The proper placement of the room’s furniture goes a long way towards making space feel welcoming. Nothing is worse than a living room no matter how attractive it is, where the people have to perch against the walls to get seated comfortably. Rather, pushing the seating closer can make seating comfortable and be close to each other to converse well.
Here are few ways of how you can make it right while arranging your living room:
Make sure your entryways are clear
You need to make sure that there is enough of clearance when you first enter the room. So you do not end up fidgeting yourself way throughout the room.
Keep your 3-foot rule always in mind
There should be about 3 feet of walking space around the room. It is to make sure that you are comfortable and don’t end up knocking into furniture and bumping into walls.
As suggested by an expert from Como, a leading furniture store, you must also make sure that even types of furniture which have doors or drawers should also be followed with the 3-foot rule so that there is ample space to open properly.
Don’t shove your furniture against the walls
Make sure that you don’t push all your furniture to the wall. You need to pull your sofa or any other seating out at least 12’’ from the wall.
This pulling forward of furniture will make space seem more friendly and inviting rather than creating a large amount of empty dead space in the middle with nothing much happening.
Take care of your rugs
You need to take good care of your rugs in placing them on the ground. If your rug is an area rug, make sure that you situate all the seating so that the legs of the seating are either on the rug or off the rug. Do not let the rugs wobble. Make sure you do not position the rugs where the edges and corners are in the major walkways.
It lessens the chance of people tripping as they walk around the room.
Position the lighting correctly
If you have table lamps in your living room, make sure that the shades of the lamp aren’t so large that they risk poking someone in the eye, or getting knocked over.
And also see that there aren’t any electrical or extension cords around the walkable area so that tripping can get avoided.