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Living Room Furniture Arrangements With A Fireplace and TV

The perfect living room lay-out offers comfort without clutter. It invites guests to sit down, and it offers you a peaceful place to relax. But what if you have both a TV and a fireplace in your living room? How do you arrange furniture around both?

First, you’ll need to make an important decision: Between the fireplace and television, which will be the focal point of your living room? If your TV is mounted above the fireplace, your designing is much easier – your focus will be all on one place.

As you determine how to lay out your living room, we offer some design tips and tricks.

Do’s and Don’ts for Living Room Layouts with a Fireplace

DO arrange your furniture to allow for ease of movement to and from the fireplace.

DO position coffee tables and ottomans intentionally, not just considering how they look but how they allow your guests to maneuver around the room. Use coffee tables and ottomans to create pathways, not block them.

DO place an accent chair beside the fireplace, creating an inviting and warm fireplace seat for you or a guest.

DON’T put a rug too close to the fireplace. While we love the look of a large rug to anchor a room, we’d hate for flying embers to cause a burn in your rug. Be careful about rug length.

DON’T allow your sofa to block the view of a fireplace.

Arranging Furniture by Room Shape

From here, how you position your living room furniture around a fireplace and TV will depend upon the shape of your room. Here’s some layout help for living rooms of all shapesBassett Affinity

Long Living Rooms

Without the right furniture arrangement, a long living room can feel like a hallway. To avoid that look, begin with smaller pieces—bookcases, open shelving, chaises, accent tables, or ottomans—and place them carefully around the room. They’ll help providsense of space and comfort to the room without overwhelming it.

Open Living Rooms

The wide spaces of an open floor plan can be a blessing and a curse when it’s time to arrange furniture. So much room to fill! To begin, define a living room space around your fireplace, perhaps anchored by a rug and bordered by the lines of your furniture. Be sure to take advantage the space of an open living room: feel free to pull furniture away from the walls and into the center of the room, or create a conversation nook of chaises positioned around a distinctive coffee table.

Square Living Rooms

Play with angles and shapes to create an illusion of space in a square room. That chair that you have against the wall? Pull it away a little and set it off at an angle. When choosing a coffee table, consider an oval shape.

Play with Living Room Layouts with our Interactive Room Planner

Never just hope for the best when choosing furniture. Before you shop, design your room with our interactive room planner. You can mock up a room in the shape that you need, and begin to place furniture and accessories in it to see what fits and how everything works together. By the time you begin to shop, you’ll be confident in choosing the best pieces for your room.

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