How would you arrange things in this room and what would you change?


I finally got my living room painted.. I LOVE IT !! Now what to do with the layout of things. I put it back with the things I own.. What do I move...change...It really is NOT giving me the 'vibes' ' I am looking for..but I don't know what to do. Any suggestions I want! O coarse, I have not completely finished...was cleaning under couch cushions..have not cleaned of couches and chair of extras...etc....But wanted to put it out there while I thought of it..

IT is a very HARD...peculiar space for furniture placement...square box...but the doorways and all weird!

Thanks guys....

q how would you arrange things in this room and what would you change

This view is looking from my little hallway..that is the front door straight ahead...and behind the a little area that was once a dining area...Now not sure what to do with it...left of that loveseat leads to the kitchen.

q how would you arrange things in this room and what would you change

This view is from that 'little dining area...walk way area to the kitchen...That doorway is the little hallway that the previous picture was taken from...

  13 answers
  • Julie Julie on Sep 01, 2018

    Move loveseat in front of window. Chair is not big enough for the window.

    • Cfu7742015 Cfu7742015 on Sep 02, 2018

      I agree. You also don't want to see the back of the loveseat when walking in the front door.

  • Mindy D. Mindy D. on Sep 01, 2018

    You could try putting the "room" on an angle.....basically just turning the whole room on a 45.....looks like you have the space.....?

  • Colleen Colleen on Sep 02, 2018

    Personally I don’t like furniture in front of windows. If it was my living room. I would put the love seat we’re the tv and lamps are then put the loveseat were the tv and lamps are and put the couch we’re the love seat is This is how I arranged my living room and I think it looks great. I also have a lot of door ways to the kitchen and hallway. You can always put a decorative throw blanket on the back of the couch to make it a little more fancy when company comes over. ....oh move the chair in another room totally...... hope this helps

  • Colleen Colleen on Sep 02, 2018

    Sorry put the tv and lamps were the couch is then put the love seat we’re tv and lamps were then the couch were the love seat was

  • Clara Clara on Sep 02, 2018

    I would bring the chairs closer in and maybe use a glass coffee table instead of this one. Then arrange the pillows closer together, maybe in one corner. I would use tie back curtains in a light gray. And decluttter the room.

  • Paperdoll Paperdoll on Sep 02, 2018

    Move the loveseat closer to the sofa to make an "L" shape. Get a larger/taller end table to fill that corner space where the sofa and loveseat arms meet. Then move the wing chair more toward where the loveseat was and set it at an angle. You may need to adjust the carpet a bit and move it closer to the sofa. This way everyone can converse and also watch TV. You don't want to move the TV as I'm sure you have it where the hook up is. And moving it to the sofa wall would cause window glare. I like your color combination. Very cheery yet sophisticated.

  • Nan29904055 Nan29904055 on Sep 02, 2018

    Move the couch to where the tv/stand is. It’s a beautiful wall design behind it that is now lost behind the tv. Love seat to where chairs are (under the window). TV to where love seat is. Suggest a shallow, open cabinet with square openings for books or something to put behind the tv. It should be no higher than they tv stand. A plant or a modern statue on that stand will hide the back of the tv. Two chairs where love seat is. This will open up the room. Arrange plants and floor lamps accordingly to balance the room.

    • Laura Laura on Sep 03, 2018

      Nan....just a little have 2 things going where the love seat is...the tv...and then you suggest 2 chairs to put there.....what do I put on the wall with the couch? I had my tv on the couch wall but had so much window glare...that is why I moved it to that wall....Just wondering what idea of yours you liked the 'love seat' spot.


  • Tortoogal Tortoogal on Sep 02, 2018

    A few changes to try: Partially incorporate the former dining room into the living room by eliminating the current chair and putting the red chair in its place--a most pleasant reading spot. If you need another chair in the larger room, consider a straight/dining room chair angled at the far end of the arched window; the thin legs won't unbalance the speakers. Ideally, add a good-size bookcase or other shelves behind the repositioned red chair. The bookcase could also showcase attractive kitchen/dining items), a long narrow table under the DR window, and a good reading light on the left of the chair (tall downlight or mounted on wall). The small items could be elsewhere. Freebie sites! Pull the couch toward the DR (almost to the end of the wall?) and put the little side table at the other end of the couch. Pull the loveseat off the rug for a moment and reposition it close and directly in front of the couch. Return the loveseat to its place but a little closer to the window and angle the seats a bit toward the couch (enhances conversation, gives more space for the front door and passageway in front of couch, and echoes the diagonals in the handsome wall treatment without overdoing it). Transfer the coffee table to the loveseat, and place it close enough to reach from a sitting position but far enough to allow access to the seats. (In its present place, it's not reachable by anybody, is too small a scale for the couch, and is in the way for walking to the far door.) Center the TV-wall furniture better on it wall (there should be more clearance by the door now), and center the TV on its cabinet.

  • Tortoogal Tortoogal on Sep 02, 2018

    P.S. One pair of lamps and one single might be better, then transfer the red lamp to the red reading chair. Whatever the little table items in the DR are holding can be transferred within reach to the long, low table I'm imagining for you--plus a trivet for your cup of coffee and your book.

  • Vicki Vicki on Sep 03, 2018

    Ideally for my own personality, I would try and take out some of the red accents, their are 2 accents here competing against each other. Dark grey and red. Perhaps very light grey cushion covers with black edging and the same for the red lamp shades. A red chunky dish on the coffee table, keeping the red colour lower down.

    Some people need warm colours around themselves to give them encouragement to get up and go.

  • RENE RENE on Nov 07, 2018

    Center your rug to the room first then swap the loveseat and the chair, keeping the chair fairly close and putting one of your floor lamps between them. Move the coffee table closer to the couch so that it isn't in the middle of the room. Slide your little table out from the wall a bit further and move floor lamp behind it, beside couch.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 08, 2021

    Hi Laura, I love your colors!! I would simply swap the chair and the loveseat, that will allow you to put a side table beside the chair without impeding the walkway into the Livingroom. all the rest looks good (in my opinion)

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 13, 2021

    Grey two Seater in front of window! so they are opposite each other. Red tall lamps either side of TV. Paint White unit Grey to match furniture. Place Red chair at end of Grey two seater. Place one of the Red Floor lamps in corner behind Red chair and the other in opposite corner. Change shade for Grey. Use Grey cushion only. This should make the room look less cluttered.