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Great room layouts and floor plan ideas.

Planning to update your great room and looking for layout inspo? Then you’ve come to the right place. We make creating floor plans fun, fast, and easy. Take our free great room layout tool for a spin below!

Great Room Layout designed by Sally Tolka
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Sally Tolka
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Great Room PlanDesigned by Didem Gurevin
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Great Room LayoutDesigned by jacque james
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Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Jasmyn Wilkins
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Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Hebe Montealegre
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Great Room PlanDesigned by Jen Serluco
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Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by MISSY PITT
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Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Siri Anderson she/her
Great Room Layout designed by Julia Dahm
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Julia Dahm
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Great Room LayoutDesigned by Karina Cifuentes
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Karina Davila
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Karina Davila
Great Room Plan designed by Molly Lennan
Great Room PlanDesigned by Molly Lennan
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Molly Lennan
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Molly Lennan
Great Room Layout designed by Averyl Yaco
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Averyl Yaco
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Averyl Yaco
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Averyl Yaco
Great Room Layout designed by Carrie Wirth
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Carrie Wirth
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Great Room PlanDesigned by Ali Bireley
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Great Room PlanDesigned by sarah cerda
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Kate Lynn Nemett
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Kate Lynn Nemett
Great Room Plan designed by Bailey Rankin
Great Room PlanDesigned by Bailey Rankin
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Great Room LayoutDesigned by abc home
Great Room Layout designed by Sanem D'Angelo
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Sanem D'Angelo
Great Room Plan designed by Mira Kessler
Great Room PlanDesigned by Mira Kessler
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Emily Perdue
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Emily Perdue

Layout tips for a functional and designer approved great room.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. But if you ask us, the great room gives it a run for its money since it’s likely the most used room in your house. From entertaining guests to lounging around reading a book to watching way too much TV (no judgment here), your main living space has to be both comfortable and functional.

These are some of the most common great room furniture pieces that you’ll need to account for on your floor plan with tips on the best ways to arrange them in your space:

  1. Sofa, Couch, or Sectional: A staple of any great room, the sofa or couch provides a comfortable seating option for relaxation and socializing. The sofa should be the functional focal point of the room. When creating the furniture plan for your great room, start with the sofa as the largest piece of furniture and plan the rest of the room around it. If you have a small great room, you may want to select a sofa with a shallower depth or a L-shaped sectional to maximize your seating space. If you have a large great room, you may want to consider multiple couches to take advantage of your space.
  2. Armchairs: These individual accent chairs offer additional seating and can be placed strategically around the great room to create cozy conversation areas. In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture. This allows people to move freely using various routes within the great room. It's important to strike a balance between creating a cozy seating area and providing enough room for easy navigation.
  3. Coffee Table: A central piece, the coffee table sits in front of the sofa and provides a surface for placing drinks, books, and other items. Pro tip: The recommended distance between a coffee table and the sofa in a great room is roughly 15-18”. This allows for enough space to move around comfortably and ensures that the coffee table is within easy reach from the seating area.
  4. Side Tables and/or Ottomans: Placed next to sofas or armchairs, side tables offer a convenient surface for placing lamps, drinks, or other small items. Ottomans are even more versatile and can serve as a footrest, extra seating, or even a side table or coffee table when paired with a tray. Choose side tables or ottomans that are proportionate to the furniture they accompany. The height of the side table should be similar to or slightly lower than the armrest or seat height of the sofa or chair.
  5. Console, Entertainment Center or TV Stand: This furniture piece typically houses the television and often includes additional storage for media devices, gaming consoles, or to display decorative items. Ensure that the size of the media console is proportionate to the size of the screen it will be supporting. Pro tip: the distance between the TV screen and the edge of your sofa should be 1.5x the diagonal measurement of the TV screen (no squinting allowed!). Even if you don’t plan to include a TV in your great room (we support your decision for less screen time!), a freestanding console or built-in shelving unit is great for storage and organization. You can hide (or replace) your TV with a large piece of wall art.

Remember, these are just the basics and recommendations. The specific furniture arrangement will vary based on personal preferences and the size or shape of the great room. Get creative and have fun with your layouts! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Living Room.

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