When you arrange your living room furniture, think less of symmetry and more of comfort. – Billy Baldwin (Interior Decorator)
When you think of furnishing your living room area, you may immediately think of placing a sofa, coffee table and perhaps a few arm chairs together. However, if you’ve a larger living room space to decorate and are at a loss for how to utilize the extra space, we’ve got a few tips.
One thing to keep in mind: although symmetry in design is generally visually appealing to the eyes, it is nonetheless unnecessary. So we suggest throwing out that idea for a moment, and consider the possibilities when focusing on asymmetrical design. This may mean going with one lamp table, but adding an occasional table elsewhere. Or it could mean mixing different shapes and styles of accent chairs throughout the room. This design approach is not only freeing, but adds a depth of character to your overall space, as you will undoubtedly have implemented more of your personality into your design.
As can be seen in the living areas above, asymmetry can be just as visually arresting and pleasing as symmetrical design.
We’ve always admired beautiful interior designs which place comfort as a priority, especially within living rooms. Living rooms after all, are meant for living in, and your comfort level within your home undoubtedly plays a significant role in your overall well-being. For this reason, a cozy, tufted occasional chair and ottoman placed next to the patio doors to enjoy a cool, summer breeze is, for us, a most brilliant design decision.
With a larger living space to work with, you may wish to add extra seating. Perhaps you’d like 4-5 individual accent chairs, or prefer a large sectional or multiple sofas. What you decide upon may largely depend on your lifestyle – casual, formal, active or if you have little ones running around the home. Whatever you choose, take into account how you’d like to spend your time within that space, and center your design style around it.