By Shobukobar. Living Room Furniture. At Monday, August 12th 2019, 10:00:42 AM.
If you have a bit more space to play with, bring the furniture away from the walls to create a cosy sitting area. This works especially well in open-plan living spaces, helping to zone the relaxation area from the thoroughfares or dining, cooking and study areas. If the back of your sofa isn’t much to look at, hide it behind a low console table topped with decorative objects. A good rug can also help to zone a living space, making it feel more intimate. Place the front legs of sofas and chairs on the rug, leaving the back legs off, to give mismatched furniture a more unified feel.
Floor lamps take the place of side tables, so the coffee table should come within arm’s reach so guests can set drinks down. There are some floor lamp designs that come with a table attached as well. Table lamps are self-explanatory—just make sure they don’t take up the entire table top. Chandeliers should be centered above the main seating area, or flush-mount fixtures make sense anywhere on the ceiling since they don’t hang down. Spot lighting can call attention to art works, sculptures or library built-ins as well.
A sofa may be primary seating that offers the most seats, but the right chairs can have a large impact on your living room as well. A chair can accent a design, match the sofa to extend that design element, or add contrast to bring some drama and layers to your design. A chair or multiple chairs can change the balance of a room, shifting it, or bring it together to make the entire room feel unified and complete.