Arrangement Ideas for Modern Living Room Furniture Sets

Arrangement Ideas for Modern Living Room Furniture Sets

From book club gatherings to family game nights, the living room is a social hub. The proper placement of modern living room furniture sets  goes a long way in making your space welcoming. The place where your furniture pieces are positioned will depend on the natural focal point of the room. For some spaces, it can be architectural, like a set of windows or a fireplace. In others, it can be the entertainment center. Start orienting your seating toward this focal point.  It already has the qualities you seek for your furniture.


The way that you arrange your furniture is all up to you and your pieces. We usually have a sofa and another leather chair or two, which you can position and reposition as often as you like. When you are aiming for a new arrangement, ensure that there is enough space between furniture corners so your guests can maneuver themselves in search for a comfy sitting position. Also you will need to give everyone a reachable drink rest, even if it is simply a stack of books on an  ottoman for example.

Straight On

The most basic and functional furniture arrangement is to put the sofa across from the focal point along with the other pieces angled to face the same direction. This will allow everyone to have a good view a crackling fire or a favorite movie or sporting event on television. When entertaining, round the grouping into a conversational circle by adding pillow poufs or ottomans like the Brunner Small Storage Ottoman by Uttermost facing back towards the sofa.

Passing Through

For spaces with many doorways, draw an imaginary line angling through the room from opening to opening so that it creates a trail between furniture pieces. Such a dynamic arrangement of furniture will keep the focal point in mind while directing people through the space. Blocking the corners can be helpful when you have toys or reading materials that you need to hide.

Around the Corner

If a sectional sofa like the Zen Collection 3PC Arm Sectional with Square Corner Chair by Diamond Sofa is your primary seating, do not be tempted to push it into a corner of the room. This might seem claustrophobic, but you can remedy this by pulling it away from the wall to let air and light flow around it, and by putting a brightening lamp or a slender console table at the back.

Classic Symmetry

A popular and traditional furniture arrangement is the face to face stance. Two sofas sit directly across from one another, with the focal point at one end. This kind of positioning facilitates conversation because no one has a direct view of the focal point. This is useful for reading or listening to music, as well as for watching television. The Expression Sofa Loveseat 2 Piece Set by Diamond Sofa should help you achieve this look.

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