How do I lay out furniture for this area?


I am getting new living room furniture and going for the farmhouse look...I need help arranging the furniture. The fireplace is in the corner and it’s a pretty large space so I want to make use of it.

q how do i lay out furniture for this area
  15 answers
  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 13, 2020

    Hi Pyi. First of all, this is a lovely room. I would put the sofa in front of the fireplace on the same diagonal. Use the rug but make sure all front legs of furniture are on the rug. You could place chair/s across from each other, on the ends of the sofa. If there's enough room, a sofa table would be nice behind the sofa. I wish you well Pyi.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Sep 13, 2020

    Hi Ali, hope this gives you some good ideas. Good luck

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  • Janice Janice on Sep 13, 2020

    Hi Pyi, My fist thought, just as Cindy's, is to place the sofa and rug following the diagonal of the fireplace wall. Place the light colored chair at a right angle with the sofa (close to where it is now). which looks as if it would swivel to see the TV if wanted. This will make a nice conversation area. An end table usable near the sofa and chair for convenience of a couple of drinks. and a lamp, if possible. A very tall plant would look great behind the end of the sofa and could help hide the lamp's cord. Your fireplace and modern design is awesome!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 14, 2020


    I would reverse the chair and couch. The chair nearest the door and the couch across the room. Hope that helps

  • on Sep 14, 2020

    What furniture pieces do you have coming? Likely arranging things with the couch parallel to that big window will work well.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Sep 14, 2020

    The TV viewing, number of family members, and other activities will determine how to arrange furniture. Usually people put in too much furniture and it looks cluttered.

  • A sectional sofa may work in this space.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 14, 2020

    Turn the couch to face the tv put a nice table (round) at the end of the right arm of the couch and put the chair next to the table. I would change out the white rug for something that has more color to it.

    If you take an objective look at the room, it is composed of angles (doors, windows, bricks,tv, ceiling molding, lines in the windows, lower midway white border). These angles need to be softened or interrupted, maybe plants and an ornate lamp would break it up. The 2 lanterns at the sides of the fireplace would be removed and replaced with plants.

    Hope I did not hurt your feelings, it is a beautiful room.

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    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 14, 2020

      LOL, we are in the Baltimore MD area!

      Originally from the Buffalo NY part of the state, but did visit Seven Springs PA several years ago for a Mother Earth News Fair, beautiful.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 14, 2020

    You will want to have the fireplace & tv as your focal point. I would place the sofa across from it. Anchor it with the rug. Try switching the sofa & chair positions.

  • Rita Rita on Sep 14, 2020

    I cannot see the whole room, but I would suggest to place the sofa on the same diagonal angle as the fireplace, about halfway Across the room. Then flank chair on each side, facing each other, slanted toward the fireplace. Large coffee table in the center, or share end tables, if possible.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 14, 2020

    Hello I would suggest making your fireplace television the area the focal area and placing your Favorite most comfortable possibly reclining seating to make use of that direction.

  • Em Em on Sep 14, 2020

    Chair with back to windows, couch facing fireplace, low table between them. Add another chair facing tv where couch is and a small side table with lamp. Pet bed under second window beside white chair.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Feb 18, 2021

    Put the couch in front of the fireplace chair to the left in front of the door line the rug up with the couch I can’t see what any other furniture you have focuse on the fireplace as the focal point and work off that

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2021

    Can you provide more pictures

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2021

    i would find something that has a pattern with color from your chair