Home Decorating Basics : How to Place Living Room Furniture

Hi, I’m Ann Myrick and today I’m going to
show you how to place living room furniture. There are several things you’d think about
but I am not a rule person. I really like to, I’m a decorator and I really like to break
the rules and just create something different. Think out of the box and not have just your
normal living room. This is a very small space and the way, the reason why we created it
this way is it gives you a good, one thing you always want to think about in placing
your furniture is conversation area. So I can have three people sitting on the couch
and then two people can be here. What I like to do a lot of times, if there is another
area right outside this room where I can put another chair. There’s a little antique chair
that I can bring in so I can create a little bit more seating area. On your, when you work
with placement I always try to work with each chair, having a place to put a cup of coffee.
If the person is sitting here they can put their coffee here. The person sitting here
can put their coffee here or here. So everybody in this room will have a place to put a plate,
put a cup of coffee if they’re drinking anything. You want to think about lights. You want lights
that are, well you really want a variety of lights. I have two identical lights on each
table that give me a height with a bright lamp to bring in light. I don’t have an overhead
so I have two larger lamps on the tables. And then this is more of a mood light with
a black shade. You don’t get a lot of light out of it. It really creates mood and gives
you a nice little light under the black shade. In placing things on your coffee table, you
want to be sure if somebody is sitting here you don’t want to block their vision and so
you want to put something on your table that’s kind of low. So those are things to think
about in placing your furniture. You don’t want it, in a small space you want to be careful.
I think people have a tendency to put too much furniture in a room. So you want to think
about do I have too much furniture in here. So work with that, but just play with it and
have fun. Add to it, take it away and at some point you’ll get to a point where you’ll really
like it. This is Ann Myrick and that is how to place living room furniture.


Great tips on redecorating stuffed living room in an abode. These will surely change the outlook of house. Good job.

Except for the couch, table and chest of drawers, the furniture in her space is hideous. Then she's talking about how some people have too much furniture in their living room when she has too much furniture in hers!

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