Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home offices, playrooms for kids or even dining rooms, too. With all these considerations, it can be tricky to decide how best to arrange this area, but thinking about the feeling you’d like the space to convey in combination with how you’ll spend time there is a solid way to start. Here are 10 living room layout ideas to get those creative wheels spinning.
In order to show you 10 different living room layouts, I first had to come up with a versatile enough floor plan; one that incorporated a few problems/features we’d all recognize. Here, a long rectangular room has a central fireplace, windows to the front and glass doors/garden access to the rear.