When it comes to decorating your home, rest assured that standing in an empty room and not knowing where to begin would be largely terrifying for most people. You may come across a plethora of aspects to consider ranging from lifestyle, personal aesthetic, and budget. However, the best way to begin would be the furniture layout. It would be how you determine the arrangement of sofas, tables, chairs, storage cabinets, and anything involved in the floor plan of the room. The below-mentioned living room ideas would help you arrange the furniture and decorate your home easily and comfortably.
Measuring the living room from wall to wall would help you note the length and width of the room. Initially, draw a box and note the measurements on all sides. Whether you create it on your computer program or hand-draw it on a graph paper, you should have a scale plan to help in planning the space. Mostly, converting feet to inches at a 1:1 scale would be easier. You could measure any furnishings that you intend to include and create a separate box for every piece. When drawing by hand, the idea would be to create paper furniture cutouts for different furniture arrangements.
Arranging tables and storage cabinets would be easier once you have a set sitting area. The main coffee table in the living room could be placed in the middle of the sofas and chairs. It would be best to allow 18 inches of space between the sofa and a coffee table so that drinks and the TV remote are well within reach. The sofa table could be a long, narrow table going behind a sofa. Side tables could be placed next to the armchairs and on either side of the sofa. Ensure to allow at least 30 inches between furniture pieces in places where people would pass through.
For relatively small spaces, consider nesting tables that could expand when in use and fold up when they are not needed. Case goods and storage cabinets could be placed against the wall or anywhere you have space in the living room. TV stands and media consoles would go under the television. The open cabinets would display souvenirs, accessories, books, and family photographs. It would appear best on an empty, larger wall so it does not look crowded. Bar cabinets would add an aura of glamour to the living room. You could also assign floor and table lamps along with placing the area rug.