Posted by Broce Amarante on Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 12:35:41
Rather than using a long sofa against the wall, consider using two smaller love seats placed perpendicular to the length of the room. Breaking up a long narrow room with this type of sofa placement will definitely help avoid the tunnel effect. If you do decide to put a long couch against the wall place your side chairs perpendicular to the couch rather than across from it.
If doors on every wall of your living room are stumping you as to where to place your furniture, don't worry about the wall space. Bring your furniture in toward the center of the room. By
The fireplace, on one of the room's short walls, is the focal point. The long sofa can't be pushed closer to the fireplace because it would create a traffic block. However, lining up the furniture along the walls creates a static, waiting-room feeling and leaves too much distance between pieces for conversation.
Project a balanced and peaceful look in your living room by having a TV over Fireplace set-up with a symmetrical arrangement of furniture for an easy flow of traffic. Having this set-up makes the fireplace and TV the focal point of the room and this also makes it easily accessible for everyone.
You can see from the photos above, that the room is VERY long and narrow with quite a few doorways and openings, which meant we had to carefully consider the furniture placement in the room. Although the fireplace is centered in the room, it is not quite centered on the back wall.
In a long living room with a fireplace on the side wall, one option is to place the sofa against the opposite wall and angle the other seating pieces on each side, creating a "U" shape or