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Small living room layouts and floor plan ideas.

Planning to update your living 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 living room layout tool for a spin below!

Living Room Floor Plan designed by Melissa Isles
Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Melissa Isles
Living Room Layout designed by Camila Zion Logatto
Living Room LayoutDesigned by Camila Zion Logatto
Small Living Room Floor Plan designed by Aly Baum
Small Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Aly Baum
Small Living Room Layout designed by Aly Baum
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by Aly Baum
Living Room Plan designed by Aly Baum
Living Room PlanDesigned by Aly Baum
Small Living Room Layout designed by Samantha Sage
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by Samantha Sage
Small Living Room Floor Plan designed by Katie Cutler
Small Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Katie Cutler
Living Room Floor Plan designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Living Room Layout designed by Ryan Bulger
Living Room LayoutDesigned by Ryan Bulger
Living Room Layout designed by Sheri Johnson
Living Room LayoutDesigned by Sheri Johnson
Living Room Floor Plan designed by Desma Xayarath
Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Desma Xayarath
Small Living Room Layout designed by Zerina Gredelj
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by Zerina Gredelj
Living Room Plan designed by Rachel Urbelis
Living Room PlanDesigned by Rachel Urbelis
Living Room Floor Plan designed by Kati Kasch
Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Kati Kasch
Living Room Floor Plan designed by Becca Kessel
Living Room Floor PlanDesigned by Becca Kessel
Small Living Room Layout designed by Melanie Thomas
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Living Room Plan designed by Melanie Thomas
Living Room PlanDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Small Living Room Layout designed by Katie Goodsell
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by Katie Goodsell
Small Living Room Layout designed by The Graymill
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by The Graymill
Living Room Layout designed by Stephanie M Rivera Ortiz
Living Room LayoutDesigned by Stephanie M Rivera Ortiz
Small Living Room Layout designed by Eileen Nunez
Small Living Room LayoutDesigned by Eileen Nunez
Living Room Layout designed by DORIAN RAHEEM
Living Room LayoutDesigned by DORIAN RAHEEM
Living Room Plan designed by Sarah Jane Meek
Living Room PlanDesigned by Sarah Jane Meek
Small Living Room Plan designed by Sarah Jane Meek
Small Living Room PlanDesigned by Sarah Jane Meek

Layout tips for a functional and designer approved living room.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. But if you ask us, the living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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 living 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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