Four plans to redevelop your living room
The size and layout of a sofa, armchairs and coffee table are essential for having a nice living room, entertaining friends, family or napping. Our landscaping tips are there to guide you and help you compose yours ...
As time goes by, the living room (where we receive) and the living room (where we stay!) have become one and only one room to live. Promoted main room of the house, this living room / stay represents the visible face of your house, but it's also the heart of the house daily. It must reflect your personality while combining with your lifestyle: we must be able to receive friends but also stay with family to watch a movie on TV, read or even take a nap.
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In short, the arrangement of furniture (sofa, armchairs, coffee table ...) must allow different types of interviews: from the most intimate to the most public. The distances to be respected between two people are, of course, subjective and vary according to the cultures, but there are also rules to respect. They have even been defined by a American anthropologist Hedward T Hall as follows for the Latin countries: the intimate sphere is the space from 0 to 45 cm, the friendly sphere from 45 cm to 1.20 m and social sphere extends beyond 1.20 cm. In a word, pay attention to the choice and disposition of the furniture!
Before buying the furniture to create your living room, our advice is to make a plan of the room to define the positive spaces (occupied by the furniture) and the negative spaces (which allow to circulate in the room). The provision of sofas, armchairs and furniture is therefore essential to benefit from a modular and functional room. Here are several possible combinations.
Plan 1: a combination for short breaks
This sofa / coffee table / TV combination is a classic in small homes. Count a space of approximately 2m by 3m to enter its three elements in a rectangle.
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Plan 2: a face-to-face discussion
This arrangement of sitting furniture (sofa and armchairs) face to face is conducive to discussion: book at least 60 cm around the furniture to circulate without bumping. The total space is 3.35 m by 2 m.
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Plan 3: the fashion happiness of corner sofas
The corner sofas are the happiness of all those who like to lie down. Very trendy right now, they are much more cumbersome than straight sofas : a space of 2.20mx 2.75m is necessary to fit them. Adding the coffee table and armchairs requires a space of 2.75 m by 3.25 m. You will need to have a free space of 12 m2 to organize your living room.
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Plan 4: a very cozy L or U layout
An arrangement of furniture in L or U allows to refocus the room for a very cozy effect or point it towards a central point marking like a chimney or a veranda. This arrangement requires a space of 3.15 m by 4.05 m.