Architectural Digest

Living Room Furniture

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Arranging furniture in your living room is an art and science that can make you make most of the space that creates a lasting first impression of your home. Furniture placement in your living room depends not just on the size of the room but also its shape, usage and kind of furniture. We give you a lowdown on how you do it right.

Blush collection at I'm the Centre for Applied Arts by Punam Kalra
Blush collection at I’m the Centre for Applied Arts by Punam Kalra

For smaller living rooms, it is essential to keep the designs very sleek and less voluminous to ensure a visually free-flowing space. “The depth of the furniture should be less and in a subtle combination of neutral and tonal colours. For bigger living rooms, the design can be more luxurious, with heavier, chunkier and more experimental forms. The depth of the furniture along with its length should be larger, with solid center tables and a lot of loose furniture like chaise, coffee tables, and accent furniture pieces,” avers Punam Kalra, Creative director, I’m, The Centre For Applied Arts. The major question is how to strike the right kind of balance between making the space feel as roomy as possible while also incorporating some additional seating options.

Living Room Furniture_Narsi
Living Room Furniture_Narsi

A living area which is small in size, particularly if it’s also short on windows, can definitely feel a bit boxed in. “The solution to make it appear big is by papering a wall with a mirror hung on top and positioned across the window. This will facilitate in adding depth and will also enhance light. In order to limit clutter and to make your home layout look more spacious, one can opt for choosing furniture pieces having built-in storage,” adds Hemil Parikh, Founder, Elysium Abodes LLP. Just like smaller space, big spaces present their own set of issues. “In big spaces, it is best to identify possible functional areas such as conversation space, media zone, a console or game table, dining area or work/reading area. The idea is to make the space cozier. Even wallpaper, curtains, rugs, chaise lounge, an attractive room divider, too many greens; all play an important role in it,” says Ashish Gupta, Founder, Inliving.

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