In the home decorating world we love to discuss, paint colors, new furniture, throw pillows, rugs and wall art to refresh a room.
Another topic that is often mentioned is when refreshing a room use what you have to save on your decorating budget.
If you are like me you get giddy when you find a new favorite pillow or a new side table or artwork.
But none of that is what I did to refresh my living room.
We sometimes forget this easy way to get an entirely new look for no money.
What Is the ONE thing to do?
Rearrange the Furniture
Do you feel like you can’t change the rooms furniture arrangement because of the layout?
Now I know that some of you may feel that way because I did too.
Let’s talk about the obstacles and things to consider
The room layout is a very valid concern
Sometimes a window will keep us from moving the furniture or maybe its the fireplace or where the tv is placed
I have experienced all these scenarios at some point in my years of decorating my home.
With an open floor plan it is easy to just keep things the same
Face to Face
A popular and traditional living room furniture layout idea that we see most often and is what I have been doing is the face-to-face stance.
Arranging furniture in any living room depends on the focal point of the space.
In some rooms, this focal point is architectural, such as a fireplace or a set of windows.
Other times the living room focal point is a television.
In the face to face stance, the seating is oriented toward the focal point
This feature now has the attracting qualities the wall is used to—let the furniture gravitate there.
Now let’s take a look at another option and how I used this in my living to get a new look.
Focal Point To The Side
Here is my living arranged using this method
This arrangement is where two sofas (or a sofa and a pair of chairs) sit directly across from one another, with the focal point at one side.
Positioning the seating this way facilitates conversation because no one has a direct view of the focal point.
For a large living room layout, find ways to create zones in the space.
You want people to be able to talk to each other in cozy conversations seating areas.
After I arranged my room this way, I really liked the new fresh look.
If you aren’t sure what will work, just try a few different arrangements and see what you think is aesthetically pleasing.
I hope some of these ideas will help you in your home decorating.