REARRANGE – LIVING ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND THE POWER OF THE CHANGE!

It never ceases to amaze me how MUCH the simple re-arranging of furniture can inject a little bit of HAPPY into your day!

for years….I have wanted to do the “2 identical sofas facing each other” thing in our living room…but there were a few barriers. ONE – I did not have two identical sofas

THE NEWLY REPAINTED LIVING ROOM IN CLASSIC GRAY

… and TWO  – with the sofas above -one has its back to the pocket doors… making it feel less open. So this L shape worked. THEN – I got two identical sofas and we kept the “L” shape…

LIVING ROOM

So our LIVING ROOM ARRANGEMENT WAS AN “L” SHAPE…

THEN…. last week…I decided…”You know what! ..I piece by piece – like a GIANT TETRIS game…rearranged the living room and VOILA!!!

THE NEW IMPROVED LIVING ROOM ARRANGEMENT!

I LOVE IT!!!

Lets face it- quite often – what dictates the seating arrangement is the DURN TV…and Often, the placement of windows or door or window AND doors…add further restrictions to the  furniture arrangement. Lets look at some of the possible LIVING ROOM CONFIGURATIONS….

HOMEdit – How to arrange the furniture in a small living room…great article

I have gotten used to having our sofas and seating OFF the wall…but often that is not an option and to utilize every inch of space means having the furniture up against the walls. I am BIG fan of the SOFA TABLE…I find it easier to set things on a table than an end table…which often can get a mite crowded. I love a round coffee table …but a long coffee table is also great for maximum placement space.

THIS IS MY FAVE CONFIGURATION

CARLA ASTON IN HER ARTICLE ” WHY YOU SHOULD ARRANGE TWO IDENTICAL SOFAS OPPOSITE OFEACHOTHER” SAYS “I do, however, LOVE when identical sofas face each other in a room. The arrangement makes for a cozy conversation area and creates a hub or focus for a room. Oftentimes, it’s theperfect solution for a symmetrical space, especially in front of a fireplace. And they can really help direct your eye and make a strong visual statement.” I COULD NOT AGREE MORE CARLA!!!!!

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CARLA AND I are also not big fans of the SOFA / LOVESEAT combination which can feel a little like a “sofa set” and prefer two chairs and a sofa if space is an issue.

the TWO SOFA – design also allows of something special (NOT THE TV) to take focus – like our mirror or this ART below.

THE PINK PAGODA – LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER

here are some more beautiful Living rooms….with so many different lay outs…

HOUZZ

KATIE UKROPS LIVING ROOM 2016

http://www.housebeautiful.com – KATIE UKROPS LIVING ROOM 2016

DECORPAD

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE HMEARAMA SHOWHOUSE – AND MY PORTRAIT OF BURGER!

REMODELISTA

PARSONS BOOKSHELVES FROM WEST ELM IN EMILY HENDERSONS LIVING ROOM

LIVING ROOM – MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

the decorista – Megan Hess’s amazing living room

LANCELOT IN THE LIVING ROOM

HOUSE TO HOME

GORGEOUS BLUE GRAY WALLS AND JONATHAN ADLER LIVING ROOM!

HEARTANDMADEUK

HANNAH BRANDONS LIVING ROOM

REMODELISTA

Living Etc via Cozamia.

ARIANNA BELLE LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER

HI SUGAR PLUM ONE ROOM CHALLENGE LIVINGROOM MAKEOVER

toast uk / ellen grasso / skona hem / lisa petrole photography

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL – ANTIGUAN SKY LIVING ROOM

COASTAL LIVING

THE NESTER – SIMPLY WHITE

LINEN WHITE

and back where we started!!!!!

What is your favorite Living room layout???

xo

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2 thoughts on “REARRANGE – LIVING ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND THE POWER OF THE CHANGE!

  1. Betsy

    My goodness! If one could gain weight looking at all this eye candy I’d be in big trouble. I can’t decide which room is the best…..they are all great! Thank you Lesli.

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