Alright, so you are on the prowl for some furniture in the UK. Your ‘end goal’ is to completely redesign your living room. Brilliant! However, I am sure you are going to want to layout that room correctly. Here are a couple of rules that you can follow. However, don’t forget that these rules are made to be broken. Whilst it is good to follow them, you can take a bit of artistic merit wherever you need.
Coffee table and sofa
Most people like to put their coffee table within about 35 centimetres of their sofa. The main reason for this is that you want that coffee table to be easy to reach. You are lulling about on a nice and soft sofa, you hardly want to be getting up every few seconds to put something on that table, right? Well, put that table close and you do not have to!
When you are purchasing your coffee table (and sofa for that matter) from a UK furniture company, you want to choose something which is about 10cm higher or lower than the height of the sofa (at the seat). This will make it a bit easier to reach that coffee table, which is just what you want!
Location of the sofas and other seating areas
If you are lucky enough to have a large living room, you can put a bit of thought into how you want those seats to be placed. Try to ensure that they are fairly close together. If they are more than a couple of metres apart, that is not good. The whole idea of a living room is to stimulate conversation between the people seated, and if the chairs are far apart that is not going to happen. Of course, you also do not want them too close, otherwise things are just going to get awkward.
Placement of other furniture
I am sure that you are going to be purchasing other UK furniture at the same time (assuming that you are completely changing up the living room). You should not make the mistake of having too much furniture in the same room. The last thing you want to happen is for the place to feel ‘cluttered’. It looks awful, no matter how fancy the furniture that you are purchasing is. In addition to this, you do not want to put the furniture too close together. If it is, it is going to be tough to move around the living room.
You may wish to think about other things when you are planning the look of your living room. For example, how far the TV is from the main sofa (you want it to be about 1.5x the size of your TV away, so if you have a 32” TV, you want the sofa to be 48” away). Try to play around with these measurements!