Furniture placement in your living room is an important part of creating a welcoming space.

Walls are the obvious spot to place furniture, but not always the best. Try pulling every piece away from the wall and push the seating together.

If your furniture is too spread out, you can’t have an intimate conversation with your guests.

You shouldn’t have to shout for people to hear you, unless you have a grandmother like mine. God bless her.

If you have a large room, think multiple seating areas.

Better Homes and Gardens has some great tips for arranging furniture:

  • Flexibility- Make sure to leave enough space between furniture so people can easily walk through. And make sure every seat in the room has a place to set a drink within easy reach, even if it’s just a stack of books.


  • Straight On- The simplest arrangement is to put the sofa across from the focal point of the room like a fireplace or television. Place chairs on both side of the room, angled toward the focal point.


Here’s the focal point in my living room. Of course, Teeny has to be in the middle of the action.