- 1. Living room with adjacent doorways
- 2. Living room with a “through” passage
- 3. Living room with two doors on one wall
- 4. Living room with diagonal doorways
In the living room it is very important to arrange the furniture correctly. Since it is in this room that the concentration of diverse objects is especially high – these are sofas, armchairs, pouffes, coffee tables, TV stands, chests of drawers, racks and many others. An additional complication is the presence of window and doorways, because they limit the arrangement of furniture in a certain way.
We will consider the situation when the living room is a passage. Indeed, in fact, two standard openings of 900 mm each take away around the room a total of about two meters (and this is the average length of a triple sofa). How to plan the arrangement of furniture in this situation, we will tell by analyzing 4 common options for the location of the openings relative to each other.
1. Living room with adjacent doorways
This arrangement of doorways can be considered one of the most successful regarding the further arrangement of furniture. You have only one corner “locked”, and the rest of the room is at your disposal. It is appropriate to place a TV and a shelf under it on the wall with one of the openings, or even a whole furniture set for the living room. On the opposite wall will then fit a sofa.
On both sides of the sofa you can place chairs, couches, poufs or other devices for the seat, which are more mobile and suggest their free movement around the room depending on the situation. When choosing a wall for placing a TV along it, remember that the window on the opposite wall can create unpleasant glare on the monitor in the daytime. Although this problem can be easily solved with the help of closed dense curtains.
2. Living room with a “through” passage
When the openings are parallel to each other, divide the living room furniture into two conventional zones. Transfer the media zone to the passage territory and place it near the intended place of transition from one room to another. The sitting area (sofas and armchairs) will then be located in another, more spacious part of the room. If when installing the TV as in the figure, it turned out to be opposite the window, buy curtains made of black out fabric in the living room (they do not allow daylight at all, and they have a lot of design options and colors).
If the means allow, install an electric cornice, and then the curtains can be moved at the touch of a button on the remote control. When planning an electric cornice, even at the time of wiring the electricians, pull out the cable for the engine under the ceiling in the window area, which will later hide behind the cornice or curtain.
3. Living room with two doors on one wall
The principle of arranging objects here is very similar to the previous version. Place the TV between two doorways, and the relaxation area in the back of the room. This arrangement has some nuance, but you can handle it if you wish.
Firstly, you are unlikely to be able to avoid the periodic “flickering” of people passing along the TV, but in return you get more spacious territory for installing a sofa and armchairs. If it’s hard for you to put up with such a flaw, rearrange the furniture, but be sure to re-measure the permissible sizes of upholstered furniture – they will already be significantly smaller.
4. Living room with diagonal doorways
The presence of a diagonal in the arrangement of doorways already in itself dictates the arrangement of furniture. And the most rational way is to place the TV on the wall with a doorway. It can be either standing along the wall, or located diagonally in the corner. Occupy the opposite part of the room with a sofa, armchairs and a coffee table..
As you can see, in the arrangement of objects in the entrance hall we are trying to “maneuver” between doorways. Naturally, for larger items, allocate free even walls without doors, and on the opposite walls place a TV stand, shelves, shelves and other oversized furniture.
The main thing that is important to remember is that the TV monitor should be clearly visible from the relaxation area (sofa or armchairs). Try to buy as much mobile furniture as you can – easily moving chairs, tables and pouffes – in the entrance room. This will give you the opportunity to host large groups of guests and comfortably place them in the living room..