Living Room Furniture Placement

“Without a TV, how would you know where to put the sofa?”

In my new book, Get Organized Today, I write about furniture placement in different rooms in your home and how clutter can collect as a result. Often people don’t take the time to think about how they are going to live in a space before placing the furniture or maybe their lifestyle changes, as time goes by, and they never adapt to those changes.

To make changes start by standing in the middle of your “living room”. I mean the room where you do most of your living. It may be called the family room, den, rec room. Whatever you call it, it’s probably the space were you are most comfortable. Like the quote above, is the sofa placed directly across from the TV? Are all the seating pieces facing the TV? This type of furniture placement will not foster conversation with other family members.

Think about creating a conversation area instead. You can do this easily by facing furniture pieces 10 feet or less away from each other. Make things more of a grouping by placing a rug underneath the conversation area. The rug needs to “touch” or “connect” all the seating.

To make things even more inviting, place tables and lamps next to the seating pieces. Things will start to look more comfortable all ready!

Now consider adding storage pieces, like bookcases or a desk to hold the items that you use in your living room. Whatever kind of activities that take place in that space should have storage to contain the items needed.

Have you created a more comfortable space! I hope so. For more ideas on furniture placement throughout your house please go to to purchase Get Organized Today.

Get Organized Today

A collaboration of many professionals providing inspiration that affirms the power and importance of getting organized. The book provides practical ideas that you can use immediately to live a better, more effective life.


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2 Responses to Living Room Furniture Placement

  1. John says:

    It’s so true how some people never adapt. I see it quite often actually.

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