Tips for Arranging Your Living Room Furniture

December 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The placement of furniture within a room determines how you will live in that room. A bedroom is where you sleep because the bed is there. A kitchen is where you cook because kitchen appliances are there. The bathroom is where you…well, you get the idea.

The living room can be the most conflicting room to decorate due to its unique uses. Questions you might ask yourself are: will I be watching television in the living room? Will I be entertaining guests or holding family events in the living room? Answering these questions can help determine how you should place your furniture within the living room. Cardi’s furniture stores in MA and RI can help you answer these questions if you’re still struggling to decide.

Let’s say the function of your living room will be to watch television with the family. Larger living rooms have the space to put media centers to use without the large piece of furniture swallowing the rest of the room and making it look small. Smaller living rooms are more difficult for media use due to functional media centers generally being medium to large pieces of furniture, while smaller media centers lack shelving. A solution is to hang the television on the wall, which frees up the top of your smaller media center for further use. Do you have a fireplace? Hanging the television above the fireplace mantle is a great way to utilize space, maintain the purpose of the living room and add character to the room by using your fireplace as a media center. Once you have your television placed, the next step will be the placement of your couch(es) and chair(s) so that your TV is visible from a seated position.

But what about families that want their living room to be used for both entertainment and conversation? Purchasing sectional furniture for the purpose of creating a collection of seating that faces inward is a great way to create a room for conversation and family gatherings.

Cardis furniture in MA and RI can offer expert advice on how to get the most out of your living room. We carry a wide selection of TV stands and media centers to fit your living room design. With a wide variety of sofas, chairs, couches and sectionals, your design needs will be met without sacrificing style and quality.


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