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  • Writer's pictureSarah Pence

Quick Tip Tuesday: Living Room Fix

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today's "Quick Tip Tuesday" is focused on the living room. It's the place where we gather to talk with friends and family, it's where we lounge and binge-watch Netflix on a rainy day, and where we want to feel comfortable and relaxed at the end of a long day. The problem? Sometimes the furniture arrangement is great for zoning out to the TV, but not so much for having a conversation. The good news? You can have both!


If you've been following along or have read my bio, you've seen/heard me say that the best thing about a home is the people who live there. Arranging your living room in a conversation-friendly way not only gives purpose and balance to the room but also promotes family interaction.


The simple fix for those awkward living room conundrums: arrange your sofa and chairs in a grouping so people are naturally facing each other. This can be done several ways depending on the size of the room and the amount of furniture you have to work with.


Two of the ways that are almost always foolproof even in the most awkward of rooms (I'm looking at you, fabulously asymmetrical early 1900s house I swoon over on Zillow ) are:


1. Position sofa and chairs directly across from each other.

2. Create an angle with your furniture by positioning them at a 90-degree angle from one another.


Either of these arrangements and many of the arrangements in the graphic below can be used with chairs or sofas so there is no need to go out and buy new furniture! (Ya'll KNOW I'm all for working with what you have first and doing things in the most cost-effective way possible - you didn't think this would end in a "go out and buy allllll the things" kind of way did you?! )


So, tell me...what's going on in YOUR living room?



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