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Open concept 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 Floor Plan designed by Wendy Byer
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Wendy Byer
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Whitney Crutcher
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Whitney Crutcher
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Layout designed by Evelin Robinson
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Evelin Robinson
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Martha Gaspar
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Martha Gaspar
Great Room Plan designed by Bayley Lindgren
Great Room PlanDesigned by Bayley Lindgren
Great Room Plan designed by Becca Hill
Great Room PlanDesigned by Becca Hill
Great Room Plan designed by Kasey Moore
Great Room PlanDesigned by Kasey Moore
Great Room Plan designed by Bronwynn McLamb
Great Room PlanDesigned by Bronwynn McLamb
Great Room Layout designed by jazmine Downing
Great Room LayoutDesigned by jazmine Downing
Great Room Plan designed by jazmine Downing
Great Room PlanDesigned by jazmine Downing
Great Room Layout designed by jazmine Downing
Great Room LayoutDesigned by jazmine Downing
Great Room Plan designed by jazmine Downing
Great Room PlanDesigned by jazmine Downing
Great Room Layout designed by Grace Wagenman
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Grace Wagenman
Great Room Floor Plan designed by anisah mcginnis
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by anisah mcginnis
Great Room Layout designed by Janae Sullivan
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Janae Sullivan
Great Room Plan designed by Abby Storms
Great Room PlanDesigned by Abby Storms
Great Room Plan designed by Mikhaila Floyd
Great Room PlanDesigned by Mikhaila Floyd
Great Room Plan designed by Whitney Crutcher
Great Room PlanDesigned by Whitney Crutcher
Great Room Plan designed by Jennifer Malinas
Great Room PlanDesigned by Jennifer Malinas
Great Room Layout designed by Kasey Moore
Great Room LayoutDesigned by Kasey Moore
Great Room Floor Plan designed by Kasey Moore
Great Room Floor PlanDesigned by Kasey Moore

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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