When it comes to the living room, also known as the drawing room, there are several pieces of furniture that adorn it. Following is how you can arrange these pieces in the living room.
Chairs and sofas
These are perhaps the most important pieces of furniture in your drawing room and it's pertinent that they suit your space. However, you must measure your space beforehand ahead of buying such furniture. They must not be too small or too big. Ideally, draw a floor plan. Make a sketch of the room, preferably on a graph paper using appropriate measurements. Place the chairs and the sofa at different spots to examine what appears the most visually pleasing and also leaves enough space for accommodating flow of traffic.
These are practical pieces of furniture, mostly found at the center of a conversation area. While choosing one, keep in mind that the height of the chair must be lower than the height of the chairs or sofas around it. People seating around the coffee table must be able to lean and pick up or put down a drink sans getting up from the seat. Besides, there must be enough of leg room between the table and the seats.
Well, side tables are mostly an afterthought. The number of such tables you need would depend on how much seating you'll require. All your guests must be able to seat comfortably and should not be required to get up to fetch a drink. The side tables must be ideally placed beside sofas. But the key is to have enough open space in the room without the furniture being pushed to a corner. Side tables should be of the same height of the seating position of the sofa.
Rugs, also known as carpets, are a nice way of defining a seating area. However, the biggest mistake that people usually make is buying a rug that's too small for the living room. Always make sure that all the furniture of your living room must be able to sit comfortably on the carpet. If there's a paucity of space, ensure that the front legs of the larger furniture are placed on the rug. The smaller pieces, like the side tables and chairs, should ideally have all the four legs on the carpet.
Living room accessories
Once you have your living room furniture in place, it is very important to spare a thought about the accessories. You are likely to have the usual ones like the television, music system, artwork window treatments etc. adorning your room. In fact, give the same importance to the accessories as you would have done in the case of the living room furniture. The accessories often assume a greater importance than the furniture because the televisions and electrical gadgets require a position near the electric supply and can't be moved.
Placing your living room furniture at the correct place is of paramount importance. It defines the look of the room as well as draws admiration from the guests.