Living rooms are often the Jewel in the crown of our homes. When you find yourself considering redesigning your living room, a smart place to start is by determining the layout. Here’s 7 of our most popular ways to layout a living room.
Our living rooms will often wear lots of hats; we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. They double as home offices, playrooms for kids and dining rooms, in fact in London they often are the Only Room in Dahouse!. With all these considerations, it can be tricky to decide how best to layout a living room to meet both your needs and wants.
At Decology online interior design, when we design living room layouts for our clients we think about the 4 Fs: Function, Flow, Features and Form (considered in that order of importance). We’ve applied this to our 7 most popular living room layout designs which can be adapted to (almost) any room shape so you can create a space that will truly meet what you need. So here we go..
NUMBER 1 – THE FORMAL DRAWING ROOM
Quite formal and stark, it’s a classic way to layout a living room. Great for a room that is dedicated to the art of socialising. No Kids and No TVs allowed. On the other hand definitely include a drinks cabinet for cocktail hour!
NUMBER 2 – THE MULTITASKING SITTING ROOM
A more relaxed version of the above, still maintaining a sense of balance and formality. The two armchairs offer more flexible seating options, we have allowed the TV in (but not the kids) and have added a small writing desk for those WFH days 🙂
NUMBER 3 – THE COZY LIVING ROOM
This space is cozy and informal and perfect for having friends over for game nights. Smaller chairs and tables, can be rearranged to suit different situations. Our pro-tip: invest in a killer ceiling light that will anchor the room.
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NUMBER 4 – THE RETRO PARTY PAD
We’re thinking Studio 54 here, a lean but mean sectional and a cool leather chaise. Having loads of house parties? This layout allows for a dance floor (just move the coffee table), cosy chatting space and a makeshift bar as well.
NUMBER 5 – THE STARTUP LIVING ROOM
These days, many people run their own business from home so if you are plotting to change the world all from the comfort of your living room this is the layout for you. Use the L-shape couch to section the space into two distinctive areas: home and office; the shortest commute ever.
NUMBER 6 – THE FAMILY ROOM
This we find is the ideal layout for young families, the L-shape sofa allows the adults to sit comfortably while having full view of the children, it also allows space for the little ones to play or do homework and most importantly offers a ton of storage.
NUMBER 7 – THE DINING-LIVING ROOM
Not many houses these days have a separate dining room and unless your room is very large, it will be difficult to create two distinct areas without affecting the flow. A rather large sofa helps keep the room feeling spacious while the dining area is socially still part of the living room. By adding a large area rug we have effectively created two spaces without calling in the builders – genius!
If you need more inspiration head over to our Lookbook where we’ve got 100s of looks to help you get started. Once you’re ready dive into our 3D design studio, you can use one of our basic templates for free or have a fully customised experience with an exact room replica and bespoke design, when happy with your design you can conveniently buy items you like all in one place through our online concierge.
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