10 tips for arranging furniture in a small and narrow living room

Where does the TV go? Will everyone be able to see it?

Where can I put the sofa? How will I arrange my furniture in this long narrow space? I hear these questions all the time!

Tight spaces can be a challenge, but keeping some guidelines in mind will help you figure out the best layout for your challenging space. Let’s tweak this random issue so you can go back to loving your entire home! Now is the time to learn how to arrange your furniture in a small and cramped living room….

1 Measure your space

You need to know the length and width of the space along with the measurements of each part of the wall across the room. First, this allows you to see what kind of usable space you have so you know what works for you and where. secondly,

You will have a reference to check the actual size of the room by checking the total measurements against the sum of your wall sections.

**Do not forget to measure the height of doorways, windows and ceilings. **

2 sofas go to the longest wall

Placing the sofa on the longest wall without restrictions. Restrictions such as doorways, tall windows (entrance balcony), built-in bookshelves, stairs, etc.

That’s because the sofa is probably the largest element in the living room. When you place the sofa (the largest item in the room) against a smaller wall, it will look crowded and cramped. If you are looking for an ergonomic design, this is really the way to go.

3 Use a rug to mark the space

Once you determine the size of the space, you have a very strong idea of ​​the size of the rug you are going to have.

Carpets are the main pillars of your space, they help define the space: seating arrangement, entryway, hallways, TV area, dining area, etc.

You should be careful to choose the right size and color for the elements of the room

4 Use your vertical space

Take advantage of tall walls and tall ceilings in your narrow space.

This will raise your eye and will travel through the size and shape of the room. You can adjust curtains and high bookshelves in your vertical space to blend in the long space of the room

5 Consider the walkway or paths in your space

When we talk about corridors and room rotation, we need to think about how much space you need to install your furniture. We also need to consider flexibility in the movement of your space. You also need to consider the number of people using the room, their age, mental status (disabled, etc.) and take into account the size of the furniture, Should.

6 Place something perpendicular to the length of the room

Placing something perpendicular to the length of the room will provide contrast and symmetry to the long space. The thing to consider is to arrange it with a tall piece of furniture. In my opinion, I prefer a console table, side table or banquette (sofa side). By doing this, it will break the boring long space and help you divide the room into several functions.

7 Remove unnecessary things

A distraction is our traitor . “Just get rid of unnecessary things!”

Lots of things block out the visible lines and make small spaces look smaller. Take the time to release your stuff and spread it around the room. I like to use base 3 and 5. Take 3 items of varying heights and group them together. Place items by height and size. Don’t line them up, you want to change the height and lines and create a little script.

Tip 8 Create a hotspot

In most living rooms, televisions are our focal point as each seat is positioned according to its place.

The TV should be placed in front of the tallest element in the room, which is, of course, the sofa. If you don’t have a TV, I’d prefer a nice view (photo, etc.)

Or a fireplace as the focal point of your space.

Tip 9 Divide your space

From my point of view, we need to break up a long narrow room with a divider (wood, stainless steel, greenery, etc.)

Because they give the illusion that there is more space behind them or the depth of the room. Room dividers help define a long narrow space.

Tip 10 Place furniture with rounded shapes and curved corners

Furniture with rounded shapes and curved corners, other than long rectangular or square pieces, is best placed in a long narrow room to avoid harsh straight lines. Place sofas and round stools in the living room.

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