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3 Ideal Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Your Living Room

Can't seem to find the perfect layout for your living space? Be inspired by these suggestions

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo)

Given that the living area welcomes guests into the home, it should be a functional and comfortable space. After all, this is where you entertain guests and hold family bonding activities. Since it can be a busy area, you need just the perfect layout to ensure a better traffic flow in the space. Here are three furniture arrangements that you may want to consider.

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The L-shaped layout is best for compact spaces and corners as it utilizes the space in the middle. Sectional or L-shaped sofas are best choices for this layout. 

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This arrangement has three sets of furniture, mostly a sofa and two sets of armchairs. It is a flexible arrangement that's great if your TV is in the living room as it gives everyone a good view. This layout also works when you host parties as it allows guests on opposite corners to converse properly. 

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.


This layout is great for parties as guests can face each other. Place two sofas across each other then add a coffee table in the middle to balance the look of the space.

RL Tip: You may opt to add a comfy rug and a couple of floor pillows to accommodate more guests. 

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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