9 Layout Ideas That’ll Make Your Living Room More Stylish


Discover the best living room layout ideas for some major furniture-layout inspiration to take your living room to the next level here.

While other rooms in the house tend to follow a standard layout formula, there’s a lot more scope when it comes to living room arrangements. 

It’s also the room where you and your family will spend most of your time. This means that getting the look and feel right is essential. 

But, whether you want to add the illusion of space, divide up a large living space, or get the balance right between formal and informal, we’ve got the living room layout ideas you’re looking for!

Read on for some serious living room layout inspiration. 

1. Symmetrical Side Tables

No room for a coffee table? Choose matching side tables to place at either end of the couch instead. Or, for something a little less formal, you might prefer two different side tables as part of your living room furniture layout. 

2. Reading Zone

Make a large living room cozier by adding distinct zones for relaxing, conversation, or solo activities like reading. Place task lighting in a corner along with a comfortable armchair for the perfect place to delve into a new paperback.  

3. Perfect Pouf

Poufs are a great way to add a relaxed, bohemian vibe to your living room layout. Use them as a footrest or for extra seating. Or, if you’re short on space, choose one with hidden storage to stow away books and magazines. 

4. Comfortable Corner

A corner sofa is perfect for dividing a larger room up. Place it against the wall to create a seating area away from the dining space or work zone. Or, create a clear divide by having the corner sofa back onto the rest of the room. 

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5. Facing Furniture

Living room arrangements often have the furniture pointed at the television. If that’s not your style, you might prefer to have two matching couches facing each other. Or, for a more casual take on that traditional balanced living room layout, place two armchairs opposite your sofa.  

6. Dividing Rugs

Rugs are perfect for adding a softer divide to large living room layouts. Place an oversized rug underneath your sofa and coffee table to create a seating area and an easy-clean rug under your dining table.

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7. Style Mix

If you’re not 100 percent decided on your living room furniture layout, opt for different styles and non-matching items. This will make it easier to switch your layout around when you feel like a change. 

8. At an Angle

Arrange armchairs, floor cushions, or an Eames lounge chair & ottoman at an angle from your sofa. This creates an informal and inviting space that’s perfect for conversations or relaxing together. 

Photo by Josh Hemsley on Unsplash

9. The Magic of Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to add extra space to smaller living room layouts. Place a large mirror opposite a window to create the illusion of a larger, light-filled room. 

Stylish Living Room Layout Ideas

As these living room layout ideas show, there are lots of different ways to style your space. 

Whether you want a formal feel, a more relaxed vibe, or a mixture of different zones, the way you arrange your living room furniture can help create the right look for you. 

For more innovative decorating ideas, be sure to check out our other blog posts! Thanks to Eames for collaborating!


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