The living room is where so much of one’s time at home takes place. It is a gathering place where friends and family can unwind after a busy day, catching up on all the events of the week. If you are considering rearranging your living room furniture, or if you are moving into a new home and redecorating entirely, you might be looking for some insight as to how you can arrange your living room furniture to maximize and stimulate great conversation. Consider these four simple tips on how to choose a layout that gets your guests gabbing!
Arrange seating to create conversation areas
One of the first things to consider when deciding on your living room furniture layout is where you’d like your conversation areas to be. Whether your space is large or small, you’ll want to make sure that you have a few chairs centrally grouped around either a coffee table or an ottoman. This will allow your guests plenty of opportunity to snuggle up and get cozy, with space to set their drinks and belongings. These conversation areas encourage guests to linger a while and enjoy the comfort of your living room.
Include movable furniture pieces in your design
If your living room is large enough, consider incorporating some easily movable pieces of furniture in the room. These could include comfortable ottomans or small chairs. Movable furniture allows you to change the layout of the room easily, in case small, more intimate conversations form around the room. With some movable furniture in the room, you can be flexible, adjusting the design of your room to suit the needs of your gathering.
Ensure that guests can face each other
The key to creating natural conversation amongst your guests is to make sure that everyone is facing each other. You will want to ensure that no one has to twist and turn in order to speak. There are a few different ways you can create this sort of central seating, with shapes such as circles, squares, rectangles, and U-shapes. It’s also a good idea to make sure that all of the seating is the same height, so guests will be able to meet each other’s eyes easily.
Create a focal point in your living room
Next, you’ll want to create some sort of focal point in the room, whether that is a TV or an impressive piece of art. While a large TV used to be the primary option for this sort of design, these days, many people are opting for framed family photos or artwork, in order to keep the focus on the naturally-flowing conversation, rather than whatever happens to be on TV. In order to create a focal point in your living room, simply angle your living room furniture in the direction of the object you wish to highlight. You might choose to add a coffee table or an ottoman in the middle, to help create balance and establish a sense of unity in the room.
Design a stunning living room with Star Furniture
No matter how you choose to arrange your living room furniture, think with your guests in mind and go with what speaks to you. Whether you are looking to find one or two great pieces to elevate your living room furniture to the next level or want to design and purchase an entirely new room, Star Furniture can help. We carry a wide range of stylish, high-quality living room furniture that is guaranteed to impress your guests and get the conversation flowing. Visit one of our stores today to start shopping and to speak with one of our helpful associates, or try us online through the links above.