Sofa Arrangements To Maximize Your Living Room Layout

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4 Sofa Arrangements to Maximize Your Living Room Layout


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Whether your living area is intimate or industrial-size, you still need cozy and dedicated places to convene with family and friends. Getting the layout just right can be tricky, but we’re here to help guide you through the process. 

Here are four efficient, versatile sofa arrangements that will optimize the space you have—and give you the perfect environment no matter how you live or like to entertain.

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For a Small Space

The layout: In a smaller apartment (or even a larger space with a pass-through) opt for an efficient yet functional layout. Narrower sofas and armless or low-arm chairs keep bulk to a minimum.

The sofa: 66″ (settee or love seat)–75″ wide

Round out the space with… smaller side tables (18″–24″ wide) and occasional rounds (15″–18″ diameter) that provide extra surfaces for books, drinks, or even lamps; nesting tables will give you even more options. You can anchor everything to a fireplace or TV console (slightly smaller than or the same width as your sofa) either facing the couch or off to the side.

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For an Open Floor Plan

The layout: Open floor plans are enviable, but sometimes creating an area for gathering and relaxing within them can be difficult. The way to go is multipurpose, with a U-shape seating arrangement that gives a large area a sense of focus and intimacy alongside a separate dining space.

The sofas: a 66″ settee or love seat and an 84″ sofa

Round out the space by… anchoring an arrangement on top of a 12′ (or larger) square rug, so that you create a room within a room. Be sure there are plenty of surfaces, such as drinks tables, to hold snacks and drinks, plus table or floor lamps at each grouping. You want to create a sense of having everything you need within reach.

Open Floor Plan



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