The correct arrangement of the most necessary pieces of furniture in the living room is the key to a pleasant and comfortable pastime in it. Excellent if the room is huge, with large panoramic windows on the floor and high ceilings. But if the situation is different, and at your disposal a room no more than 20 square meters, certain principles and schemes will help you cope with the task of placement.
For the sample, we took a standard room with one window and a doorway, and used in it such typical furniture for the living room as sofas, armchairs, cabinets with a table lamp and a visual center. Most often, this center becomes the monitor screen, projector, TV or fireplace. So, let’s look at how you can successfully create combinations of large objects in the same small space.
Interior design for a small room
1. Use diagonals
According to generally accepted standards, furniture in rooms is most often placed along walls or at least parallel to them. You can very well make exceptions for the TV stand by placing it at an angle of 45 degrees with respect to nearby walls. This will make it possible to put 2 sofas in the opposite corner close to each other or buy one large, corner sofa. Thus, you will increase the distance from the eyes to the monitor, enable almost all guests to watch the video at right angles and free up a lot of space in the center of the room.
2. Move the rest area away from the doors.
Of course, you cannot do without doors. But do not forget that we intuitively do not feel too comfortable watching a doorway in front of our eyes. That is why, if possible, arrange the furniture in such a way that the center, or even the entire composition of the relaxation zone, is moved away from the doors. Here are two points to consider: the location of the monitor relative to the window (on the wall opposite the window, the screen will reflect sunlight, and watching videos with open curtains on a sunny day will not be very comfortable), as well as the fact that a large sofa should not be placed with its back to the door (many studies have proved that in this situation a person does not feel safe, and this will somehow affect his emotional state).
3. Mirror is the best way to increase space in a room
An excellent technique for small living rooms would be the “reflection” method. The mirror effect takes place both in the design of the walls, and in the arrangement of furniture and interior decoration. Get pairs of small cabinets, flowerpots, armchairs, sofas, coffee tables – yes, anything. Then place these pieces of furniture in relation to each other, as if in a mirror image.
The use of mirrors in the design of walls is only welcome. Thus, you will create the illusion of a space much larger than that which you actually have, which will necessarily affect the feeling of yourself in a similar, more spacious room.
4. Arrange the furniture in the form of “P”
If you can fit two sofas and a pair of armchairs in your small living room, you can put them in the letter P. Such an arrangement of furniture is very popular because it allows you to create a very comfortable place to chat with friends and relatives without abandoning the convenient location of the visual center. All upholstered furniture is turned facing each other, which makes it possible to see the interlocutor’s eyes in direct dialogue.
By putting a large coffee table or even a few in the center of the composition, it is quite possible to arrange “gatherings” with food and drinks – by the way, such a solution is very suitable for those who have a very modest kitchen and, in fact, do not allow hosting guests there.
In any situation, you can always come to good and rational decisions. The same is true for interior design. Using the example of a small living room, one can personally see that there are always options for arranging furniture, and choosing the most convenient and acceptable for yourself is no longer difficult.
One of the important tips: always remember the size of your room – do not allow yourself to buy a huge sofa, which will occupy more than half of the room or too bulky chair. Approach the question of the size of objects rationally and objectively, and then it will not be difficult for you to recreate a beautiful and comfortable layout in your living room.