Saturday 18 May 2024
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Furniture Arrangement: A Guide to TV Room Layouts

You cannot design a living room without a TV. It is one of the primary elements of a living room and the setup will appear incomplete without one. Always put some thought into placing the TV and arranging the furniture around it. If you fail to create the seating space properly, you may face difficulty in watching the TV when seated. However, this does not mean that you cannot arrange the furniture pieces with your TV in your living room design. You just have to plan your TV room design thoroughly. If you are not sure about how to arrange the furniture pieces, here are a few layouts you can consider:

01 of 04 Consider the U-shaped furniture arrangement

The U-shaped furniture arrangement is one of the most popular layouts you will find in most homes. This design is best suited for large or medium-sized rooms. In this type of arrangement, the TV becomes the focal point of the room and all the furniture pieces face it. Every person sitting in the room can comfortably watch the TV without having to turn their necks to awkward angles. However, you may experience difficulty in accommodating this furniture layout in small living room designs. Also, another issue with this arrangement is that people do not have free space to walk through the sitting area when going to the other side. The person will have to go around the sitting area to cross.

02 of 04 Consider the L-shaped furniture arrangement

As mentioned earlier, the U-shaped arrangement is great for your TV room design but accommodating it in a small room can be difficult. This is where the L-shaped furniture arrangement proves to be beneficial. Compared to the U-shaped arrangement, the L-shaped arrangement occupies only two-thirds of the overall space. Hence, you can easily accommodate in smaller spaces as well. This type of arrangement is basically found in apartments, studios, and townhouses. Another benefit that makes it a preferable choice is that it allows free lines of sight with the television. Also, you can easily pass through the sitting area while entering or exiting the room. Since a furniture piece is set perpendicular to the TV and it directly does not focus on the TV, anyone who does not want to watch TV and concentrate on something else can use that piece. As a result, this arrangement becomes ideal when multiple people use the living space for different purposes. Further, the L-shaped arrangement can easily fit into any corner in your TV hall design and allow you to make use of awkward corner spaces.

03 of 04 Consider the segmented furniture and wall mount arrangement

TVs were placed on any raised surface in traditional homes. In most cases, they were placed on desks so that the ideal height could be reached. However, you do not have to worry about placing your TV on something anymore. Modern TVs can be mounted on walls so that they appear more stylish and you can save a lot of space. Also, it raises the lines of sight. As a result, you can comfortably watch the TV from any furniture piece as long as it is facing the TV. Just like the U-shaped arrangement, the segmented furniture arrangement makes your TV the focal point of your living room. But, you can easily pass through the sitting area when entering or exiting the room as sufficient space is available. People with narrow and long living room designs prefer this furniture arrangement as it can fit into small spaces. Avoid additional furniture pieces like a coffee table or side table if you want to make the space appear even larger. If you have a fireplace in the living room, it is best to mount the TV above it. This arrangement is great for people watching TV as the furniture pieces do not face each other and the TV stays the focal point of the room. However, creating this furniture arrangement in some TV hall designs can be a little difficult.

04 of 04 Consider creating a conversation area

You do not always have to make all the furniture pieces face the TV. Sometimes, you can consider arranging a few chairs away from the television. This will help to create a conversational layout. People with small TV room designs mainly prefer this arrangement. When placing the furniture pieces, make sure that some of them face the TV while others face each other. This will facilitate and promote conversation between the people sitting on the chairs. In most cases, the large sofa is set in the middle facing the TV and two chairs are placed on either side of the safe facing each other. A coffee table is often placed between the chairs for comfort and visual interest. However, if you have a small living room design, you can completely skip the coffee table.