Our previous Home Décor 101 post inspired me to apply the principles of furniture arrangement to my own living and dining spaces. So, without further ado, here’s how I arranged the Lutz living room and dining room!
Arranging and Rearranging
I love the new dining table and chairs from my mom, but arranging them inside the dining area posed a big challenge ― one I was happy to take on!
Space and Balance
Space was the biggest issue that I had when I rearranged the furniture, but I finally figured the best configuration for our living and dining rooms. I’ve been looking at our living room furniture over the last few weeks, and I kept on thinking that with our new dining table and chairs, the room would feel crowded. So, I decided to rearrange the living room furniture and tried the couch right across our fireplace, and it works! Here’s how it looks now:
I placed the cushy chair next to the sofa, facing the dining table, for balance. To maintain an intimate conversation space, I tilted the chair a bit to face the sofa. And with a lamp on either side of the couch, the living room area looks fresh without being overcrowded.
I considered turning the kids’ play area into a dining room, but it’s a bit farther than I would like from the kitchen, and we would lose an oft-used play area. With the new living room arrangement, the dining space doesn’t feel crowded and the living room set-up is cozy. I love it! Here’s how it looks like from the other side:
What’s Next for the Room
Of course, there’s more work to be done. We’re planning on moving the bookshelves to the play area to open up a bit more space. After that, it’s time to hang pictures and such.
My long-term plans for the room include painting, using new curtains and pillows, installing hardwood floors, flanking the windows with built-in bookshelves, and eventually getting new windows because our current ones are over 30 years old. But, baby steps, right? It’s amazing that with the right furniture arrangement, I am much more content with the room as is. Of course, I’m looking forward to completing all the big projects, but this is a good start.
What do you think of my furniture arrangement?by