Chairs are important features in most living rooms. Although often available seats is anchored by a larger sofa, available to the rest of the seats are usually created through the placement of chairs near the couch. The chairs can also be placed near windows to take advantage of natural light, if there is room. Secondary groups allow people to enjoy more than a conversation in the room at the same time. This is particularly important for people who enjoy entertaining guests.
Measure the dimensions of your living room and transfer these measurements to graph paper 1/4 inch (6 mm). Draw the walls so you can see the location of windows, doors, gates, shutters, closets, columns and other features. Be sure to measure and draw the fireplace if you have one.
Use the template to design furniture scaled to fit the graph paper. Draw along the inside of the template in pencil drawings and then cut with scissors. The template would contain examples of standard furniture pieces. Be sure to cut at least three different pairs of narrow dining chairs upholstered armchairs and large waiting rooms.
Cut a climbing area rug 10 by 12 feet (3.5 m 3). Use this rug to anchor your main living area. This is usually placed in front of the main focal point, which generally is a fireplace, if you have it. Other focal points can be large windows or wall with television.
Position the carpet so that there are at least 5 feet (1.5 m) of space to walk on three sides of the focal point. If your room is less than 15 feet (4.5 m) wide, you may have to place the main sofa against the opposite wall or next to the fireplace. Try to reduce the size of your carpet. When planning the layout of the furniture, keep in mind that corridors need 3 feet (90 cm) between the doors of the room. These pathways are like a highway, if you place your furniture incorrectly, you will feel uncomfortable walking around the room.
Position two similar L-shaped chairs to the couch, if you have a larger room. If the room is long and wide, the normal position is a flat U-shaped with a chair at each end. Try each of the pairs of chairs to see how they fit into the space. Whenever possible, it creates a secondary group of seats away from the first, using a small reading table.
Unusual chairs placed near an adjacent table where people can support their drinks. An unusual chair is often a focal point, so place it where it is not competing with your fireplace. Find an empty corner, a bay window or a specific area where the chair is the smallest central point of that space. The chairs with low backs and no arms give a cleaner look and work well if there is a good view outside , but are less comfortable to sit for long.