Today on the blog, reno queen Naomi Findlay shares her tips for laying out your living room furniture.
One of the questions I often get asked is, “How do I lay out my living room?”
It’s funny because we used to centre our sofa around the TV, add a coffee table and think ‘done!’ But nowadays, the living room is a space for conversation and entertaining friends and family, and as such, it needs to be beautiful, functional and act as both a formal and informal space.
With that in mind, I styled this living room in a way that invited conversation while also still feeling cosy and comfortable for those family movie nights.
Using furniture to create defined areas can get you back on track to making the most of the room. That’s why, instead of making the focal point of this space the giant flatscreen TV, I organised it in a way that you can talk to the person sitting opposite you!
With the big pieces of furniture in, it’s time to focus on styling – a crucial step that should never be an afterthought.
Lighting, greenery and texture are key to creating a gorgeous and vibrant living space. You can use cushions (matchy-matchy is out), wool throws and baskets to bring in warmth.
I love using real plants that don’t require much sunlight and incorporating natural materials like timber and stone into my vignettes.
Add a gorgeous lamp and a candle for different levels of lighting and you are ready to relax and entertain at will!