We hope you create a warm, comfortable, and inviting living room space the whole family can enjoy. You want to place furniture so sofas talk to chairs, which promotes easy conversation while seated in the room.
Keep in mind that the primary goal of furniture arranging is to create efficient and convenient footpath navigation and access in the living room. Similar to photo 1, it is important to add in elements such as a carpet and coffee table for the energy to continue to move around the space. The trick here is to layout furniture pieces parallel to the walls but there should be enough space near the fireplace for people to walk around. This means you can also symmetrically arrange your furniture with the corner fireplace at its center when viewed at a vantage point.
Decorate the fireplace first, and style the rest of the room in a way that completely ties back to the hearth. therefore, arranging your chairs and lounges towards the hearth subconsciously tells whoever is entering the room how to navigate the space.
If you have an open planned living room layout, arranging your furniture this way, is pretty easy. The thing with diagonal layouts is that it juxtaposes the sleek and straight enclosure of the space creating an interesting visual appeal and a unique furniture placement.
It’s important here to add elements that will keep the energy moving around the console table and accents. It’s hard to utterly move the whole seating area to that corner just so the fireplace doesn’t look like an outcast.
The goal is to simply create a nook near the fireplace where anyone can lounge when they want to relax, take a short nap, or read on a cold winter night. For living areas with smaller space, opt for a more open layout furniture placement. The tips we’ve gathered above are meant to give you an idea and to guide you on how you can make your corner fireplace a central attraction in your living room.