Tips for Arranging Living Room Furniture

The living room is a place where the family spends most of their time and includes many pieces of furniture, from Sofa to TV Cabinets and Side, Dining, and Coffee Tables. It becomes a puzzle to arrange living room furniture perfectly not to make the place look chaotic & messy.

A proper furniture layout makes your living room looks visually aesthetic & captivating. In this blog, we will walk you through the Tips for arranging living room furniture.

Tips to Arrange Living Room Furniture


An ideal liveable living space is defined by its functionality. It means the layout should serve different purposes, such as family time, conversations over the coffee table, binge-watching TV for entertainment, and a cozy fireplace for drinking.

You must decide on the priorities by funneling down purposes to create an effective, clear, and chaos-free layout. You can design an imperial & stylish living room through this tip.

Creation of moveable spaces

The more clear spaces you will have in your living room, the more prominent it will look in dimensions. If you have a larger living area, it is ideal to have an open-plan multi-functional living space with a clearly defined placement of every piece of furniture for a natural flow & sense of cohesion.

For example, you can opt for a sectional sofa to visually divide the room. At 44 Wood, we have a team of highly creative designers who will help you design a perfectly flowing living room by optimal placing different pieces of furniture without making it look chaotic.

Maintaining Proportion

Another tip for arranging living room furniture is keeping things in proportion. To achieve this, the scale of your living area should be appropriate to the size of your living space. Furniture pieces should be relatively proportional to each other.

For instance, the coffee table should be around 2/3 the length of your main sofa & side tables’ height & depth should be around the couch seating arms. The artwork should also be proportionate to the furniture for perfect balance. For example, the gallery or mirror display behind the couch should be at least 2/3 the sofa’s length.

Creation of Balance

It is crucial to create an ideal balance for the visual harmony of the living area. You must pay meticulous attention to your furniture pieces’ style, shape, and weight to make a perfect balance. The following points must be kept in mind to achieve this:

  • Aim for different varieties of shapes, styles, and sizes throughout the living space for an ideal visual spread.
  • Opt for round side tables or an oval coffee table if your primary seating area is angular or rectangular.
  • Add a few accent colors with cushions & decor to round the appearance if you’ve got much neutral-toned furniture.
  • Avoid clustering heavier furniture pieces in a single area & smaller ones in another. Opt for a mix of both in a single area.
Airy Room Area

It is always recommended not to have too many furniture pieces in the living area to make it look cramped. If you have limited living space, we suggest focusing on salient furniture you require for daily usage rather than occasional ones. You can opt for multi-functional ottoman furniture for social gathering usage.

The vital thing is giving each furniture piece adequate airy area, and the following are the tips to achieve this:

  • Placing the rug area at least 60 cm away from nearby walls in a significant living room area. Place it between 25-45 cm away from the walls in smaller rooms.
  • Allowing at least 45-75 cm space for people moving between large furniture pieces.
  • Please don’t place your seating right against the walls. Keep at least a 10 cm gap.
Free Flow

The standard tip to make the living room or any room in your house more spacious is to allow a clear flow of furniture pieces. It means there should be adequate space for moving & quick accessibility of objects in the living room.

To achieve this, we recommend creating a straightforward vacant pathway from point A to B to make the living area spacious & welcoming.

Creation of Focal Feature

It is vital to find a focal feature of your living room. If you don’t have one, then create it. For most living rooms, it is the default TV screen or a coffee table or placing furniture near the fireplace (if you have one). The following are the tips for creating a focal feature:

  • A Semi-Circular Seating Arrangement for creating a cosy ambience & relaxing zone, mainly around the fireplace.
  • Encircling sofas & chairs around a large coffee table for conversation space.
  • Combining sofas & chairs on either side of the coffee table for a traditional setup.


After reading the blog, you will have clarity & ideas to make the living room spacious and perfectly arranged furniture pieces. To summarize, you need to pay attention to functionality, the creation of moveable spaces, maintaining proportion, creating balance, airy room area, free flow of furniture pieces, and creating focal features.

By implementing these tips, you will see a significant change in your living room. It will look aesthetic, visually enchanting, and splendid look. However, if you need more tips, do not hesitate to contact us.

At 44 Wood, we manufacture customized Wooden Furniture for Living Rooms, from TV Cabinets to Dining Tables, Coffee Tables, and Side Tables . You can shop online from our readymade collection. Book a free project consultation to customize them, and we will contact you.

For any questions, contact us at +233 592221787 or email at

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