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How can I arrange oak furniture in my living room?

Hi I want to put oak furniture in my living room.any idea for arrangements? I don't know how to arrange in a rectangular sitting room

  • Just Retired
    Just Retired Madison, WI
    on Jun 18, 2017

    I would put the sofa against the wall and the two chairs by the window with an end table between the two chairs

  • Patricia
    Patricia Bella Vista, AR
    on Jun 18, 2017

    i am an interior decorator-- will need more pictures and size of room-- piece of cake!!

  • Adrian Prince
    Adrian Prince Baker, LA
    on Jun 19, 2017

    The easiest way to arrange your furniture is to measure the length and width of your room and draw the dimensions on graft paper. Cut out figures similar to your furniture and arrange within the room. Or, you can move the furniture physically. Determine what your focal point is for the room (TV, fireplace, desk, etc.) and arrange furniture around it. You need at least an 18 inch path to walk around. Remember that your furniture does NOT have to be placed against the wall. Enjoy!!!

  • Bernadette Staal
    Bernadette Staal
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Do you already have the furniture / photo's & do you have a floor plan of your room & your current furniture (to scale). At the moment all I see is an arm chair squashed against a couch -

  • Sal85902
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Since your room is so narrow, I'd angle the sofa and love seat. Everything is lined up around the room like little soldiers now. I'd also try to keep one of the windows as the focal point to make it seem larger. I hope you haven't bought the furniture yet, as it needs to be in scale with the room. What is there now is too large.
    Color is also important in a difficult room. I'd have lighter colored furniture, strip the wallpaper and paint it a lighter color.

  • Lmwalther
    on Jun 19, 2017

    The wallpaper makes the room look smaller--I would remove it. You dont seem to have a focal point, so against the wallpapered wall I would add an electric fireplace--some of them come with a mantel. Add lots of mirrors, maybe one over the fireplace, mirrors add depth and make a room appear larger. Also, break up the rectangle by using smaller seating (love seats and arm chairs instead of one large sofa) and an area rug with subtle colors--the one you have draws your eye down and mimics the shape of the room. Here is a tip: put furniture sliders under all your furniture, makes moving large pieces easier for arranging. Good luck, it's a pretty room with lots of potential.

  • Beth K. Gold
    Beth K. Gold Southampton, PA
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Maybe put the two couches across from each other to make easier for conversation and chair with table for reading nook. If there's two chairs, put table in middle and chairs on either side..

  • Nseek453
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Put sofa against longest wall. Pull up love seat to create an "L". Put an end table with a lamp in the corner between them. Move the chair to opposite wall diagonal to where the sofas intersect, out from the wall and facing the triangle. Put TV on long wall opposite the long sofa. Rug in the middle of this configuration. To fill the rest of the room, perhaps on the window end, add a separate seating area - maybe a couple of arm chairs (set out from the wall and curved slightly toward each other) with a small table between them, or you could put a game table with side chairs in that area. Oh, and get rid of the wallpaper! I have a similar long, narrow room. The trick is to create segminted areas WITHIN the room. My room is wide enough that I could float the sofa in the middle of the room with a sofa table behind it.

  • Linda Keser
    Linda Keser
    on Aug 19, 2017

    I would put sofa and/or demis against the walls, angle a chair against one of the corners by the window, and buy a long low table to place in front of the window, a side table between the chair and demi, and a narrow sofa table in front of the sofa. Leaving the window area fairly open would allow more natural light, and seeing more of the window would make the room seem larger. If you place a chair or demi directly in front of the window, it would be difficult to see the face of some one sitting there with light shining in directly behind them.

    Put a couple things on the walls above the seating.

    I like the corner shelf.

    Hope this is helpful.

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