Arrangement of furniture in the living room - one of the most difficult tasks of the design of residential premises. Due to the versatility of the hall, in the process of planning the design, it will be necessary to arrange the furniture in such a way that it does not clutter up the room and contribute to a comfortable pastime. If the living room is too small or has the shape of an elongated rectangle, it will be difficult to find the right arrangement of interior elements, but it is quite possible.
This article contains several simple techniques, the use of which contributes to the optimal use of living room space. The information presented will be of interest to people who are planning to buy new furniture for an apartment in a new building or who have decided to reschedule the living room after renovation. The proposed councils provide examples of typical arrangements for arranging furniture for rooms with various sizes.
Choice of functional purpose
The living room serves as the main room of the apartment, in which the inhabitants spend the most time. It is also used for receiving guests and holding celebrations, and in apartments with one or two rooms in the living room there can also be a bedroom, something like a study room and a children's room. Several functions simultaneously performed by the premises, implies the presence of specialized interior items.
The difficulty lies in the fact that the placement of all the necessary things in a small room is not always possible. At the initial stage it is necessary to decide which functions will be assigned to the living room in the first place. From the selected option depends on the scheme by which the furniture will be located, as well as its quantitative and functional composition.
Work with room geometry
There is a theory that a person feels more comfortable in a square-shaped room. Unfortunately, designers of apartment buildings do not listen to the opinion of psychologists and create rectangular living rooms. The inhabitants of Khrushchev have even more difficult, since the halls in such apartments have the shape of an elongated rectangle, which in combination with low ceilings visually reduces the already modest area of the room. In such a situation, it is recommended to redistribute the furniture in the living room so that its location gives the free space an approximate square shape. You can also use the previously mentioned zoning technique.
If your living room has a complex configuration of walls (pentagon, trapezoid), you can abandon the traditional symmetrical arrangement of furniture. Try to place items in separate groups. Visual simplification of the form can also be achieved using the podium in one of the parts of the room.
Symmetrical arrangement of furniture
The most natural and simple layout method that occurs most often. To implement it, it is necessary to choose a separate object in the room (it can be a dining table or a picture), which will play the role of a focal point. Furniture items should be arranged symmetrically on both sides of the central element. As you can see, there is nothing difficult in this technique, but with its help you can create an aesthetically attractive interior with the correct geometry.
In this case, you also need to choose a central element around which you can have interior items. In contrast to symmetrical reception, the alignment will be slightly offset with respect to the focal point. Swapping pieces of furniture, you can change the focus of attention, visually transforming the space.
Arranged in a circle from the focal center furniture set and other decorative elements are used in a circular pattern. Each item is located at a relatively equal distance from the center point. Most often, this technique is used to organize a recreation area, for example, you can arrange sofas and armchairs around the table, thereby creating a limited, cozy space.
In practice, the use of circular techniques has limitations. If the furniture in the living room is different in size, it will be difficult to create a complete composition. In such cases, it is necessary to return to an asymmetrical arrangement, shifting the ponderous furniture closer to the central point.
It is obvious that the chosen layout should not only create a pleasant aesthetic impression, but also provide comfort. A key factor affecting convenience in this case is freedom of movement. Furniture should not hamper, stand in the way and in every way impede the movement of the room. We offer you to familiarize yourself with a few simple rules for arranging furniture that take into account the distance between individual items:
- The distance between the coffee table and the sofa or chair should be 40-50 cm.
- Passages between individual functional groups should be extended to at least 60 cm. In a large room, they can reach 120 cm.
- The distance from the location of the viewer to the TV should be limited to 1.8-3 meters.
- When choosing a TV, match the screen diagonal with the size of the living room and the distance to the seating area.
- The sofas and soft armchairs grouped in the recreation area are better located closer to each other in order to make it more comfortable for people to talk.
- If you prefer massive upholstered furniture, and the size of the living room is not very large, pick up a set with fewer items.
This article has reviewed only the basic principles of the interior of the living room. This topic is quite extensive and replete with many interesting practical techniques. However, knowledge of the basics is quite enough to get a clearer idea of how to provide comfort in the apartment by simply rearranging furniture.