Living Room Layouts

Living Rooms, often interchangeably referred to as lounges or sitting rooms, are spaces found in residential environments that are designed and furnished to encourage both socializing and relaxation. Traditionally located around a central fireplace, or hearth, the living room is often understood as the primary gathering space in a house for families and guests alike. Living rooms are furnished with a variety of furniture based around seating and table options, and includes: armchairs, lounge chairs, loveseats, sofas, sectional sofas, ottomans, poufs, coffee tables, side tables, and credenzas.

What is the difference between a living room and a family room?

The terms ‘Living Room’ and ‘Family Room’ are typically interchangeable, but living rooms are commonly more formal than the more all-purpose uses of a modern family room.

What furniture should a living room have?

Living rooms are most often defined by sofas, chairs, coffee tables, side tables, and area rugs.

What is the purpose of a living room?

Living rooms are multi-functional gathering spaces for families and/or guests used for a variety of purposes that include: receiving visitors, entertaining, socializing, relaxing, reading, and watching television and movies.

Living Room Guides
Browse through our curated Living Room Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Living Room. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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50 ft2 | 4.6 m2
Armchair Pair
4.60
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Armchair Pair
98 ft2 | 9.1 m2
Chaise Sofa & Armchair
9.10
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Chaise Sofa & Armchair
80 ft2 | 7.4 m2
Chaise Sofa Sectional
7.40
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Chaise Sofa Sectional
29.125” | 74 cm
61.75” | 157 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
2009
IKEA Hemnes Console Table
74.000
157.000
40.000
2009.00
150
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IKEA Hemnes Console Table3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Console Table viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Console Table viewed in perspective
90 ft2 | 8.4 m2
L-Shape Sofa & Armchair
8.40
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L-Shape Sofa & Armchair
124 ft2 | 11.5 m2
L-Shape Sofa & Armchairs
11.50
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L-Shape Sofa & Armchairs
127 ft2 | 11.8 m2
L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat
11.80
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L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat
108 ft2 | 10 m2
Sofa Facing Armchairs
10.00
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Sofa Facing Armchairs
108 ft2 | 10 m2
Sofa Facing Sofa
10.00
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Sofa Facing Sofa
134 ft2 | 12.5 m2
U-Shape Closed
12.50
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U-Shape Closed
148 ft2 | 13.7 m2
U-Shape Mixed Furniture
13.70
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U-Shape Mixed Furniture
138 ft2 | 12.8 m2
U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs
12.80
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U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs
117 ft2 | 10.9 m2
U-Shape Sofa & Armchairs
10.90
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U-Shape Sofa & Armchairs
170 ft2 | 15.8 m2
U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs
15.80
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U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs
U-Shape Closed Living Room
Plan drawing of a group of people sitting in a closed U-Shape living room layout made up of sofas, armchairs, and ottomans

The U-Shape Closed Living Room layout is an expansion of the L-Shape Closed Living Room. It is created by adding individual furniture pieces or incorporating a U-shaped sofa. It works well in larger living rooms that can accommodate larger or more pieces of furniture. It is one of the most comfortable sitting arrangements and easily facilitates conversation with lots of seating.

Living room layout of a closed U-Shape organization of sofas, armchairs, and ottomans with area dimensions
The U-Shape Closed Living Room layout is an expansion of the L-Shape Closed Living Room. It is created by adding individual furniture pieces or incorporating a U-shaped sofa. It works well in larger living rooms that can accommodate larger or more pieces of furniture.

Living room layout of a closed U-Shape organization of sofas, armchairs, and ottomans with area dimensions
U-Shape Closed Living Room
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134 ft2 | 12.5 m2

Rug Size: 12’ x 9’ | 3.7 m x 2.7 m
Seats: 9

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Living Room Layout - U-Shape Closed plan, plan (people)

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U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs Living Room
Plan drawing of a group of people sitting together in a U-Shape living room layout of two facing sofas and armchairs

The U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs layout features two parallel-facing sofas separated by a bench or coffee table. This is paired with armchairs or chaises. Such an arrangement is ideal in front of a focal feature like a fireplace, with the facing sofas being the major emphasis on direct interaction.

Living room layout of a U-Shape organization of sofas facing each other and a pair of armchairs with area measurements
The U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs layout features two parallel-facing sofas separated by a bench or coffee table. This is paired with armchairs or chaises. Such an arrangement is ideal in front of a focal feature like a fireplace, with the facing sofas being the major emphasis.

Living room layout of a U-Shape organization of sofas facing each other and a pair of armchairs with area measurements
U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs Living Room
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170 ft2 | 15.8 m2

Rug Size: 12’ x 9’ | 3.7 m x 2.7 m
Seats: 8

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Living Room Layout - U-Shape Sofa Facing Sofa & Armchairs plan, plan (people)

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Armchair Pair
Plan drawing of a living room layout with two armchairs and people

The Armchair Pair is a seating arrangement involving two symmetrical or asymmetrical armchairs. The advantage is that they can be positioned differently, such as at the corner of a room or facing one another. Besides, this arrangement is ideal for tight spaces or a house with various architectural designs.

Living room layout of a pair of armchairs with area dimensions
The Armchair Pair is a seating arrangement involving two symmetrical or asymmetrical armchairs. The advantage is that they can be positioned differently, such as at the corner of a room or facing one another. Besides, this arrangement is ideal for tight spaces.

Living room layout of a pair of armchairs with area dimensions
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50 ft2 | 4.6 m2

Rug Size: 8’ x 5’ | 2.4 m x 1.5 m
Seats: 2

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Living Room Layout - Armchair Pair plan, plan (people)

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U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs
Illustration of a group of people sitting an a living room layout arranged as a U-Shape grouping of a sofa and armchair pairs

The U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs layout is characterized by facing armchairs separated by a coffee table or bench. This is paired with a sofa at one end. The main focal point here being the sofa. This design is ideal for small spaces and for creating a relaxed environment for open conversation.

Plan drawing of a U-Shape living room layout with a sofa and two pairs of armchairs with area dimensions
The U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs layout is characterized by facing armchairs separated by a coffee table or bench. This is paired with a sofa at one end. The main focal point here being the sofa. This design is ideal for small spaces and for creating a relaxed environment for open conversation.

Plan drawing of a U-Shape living room layout with a sofa and two pairs of armchairs with area dimensions
U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs
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138 ft2 | 12.8 m2

Rug Size: 12’ x 9’ | 3.7 m x 2.7 m
Seats: 7

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Living Room Layout - U-Shape Sofa & Armchair Pairs plan, plan (people)

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L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat
Top view of people sitting on a loveseat and sofa in an L-Shape living room layout

The L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat seating arrangement is formed by placing a sofa and loveseat at right angles, enhanced by a coffee table. It is usually ideal for small spaces and corners, as it doesn’t encroach on most of the room space. It is welcoming, easy to navigate around, and ideal for informal conversation.

Plan drawing of an L-Shape living room layout using a sofa and loveseat with area dimensions
The L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat seating arrangement is formed by placing a sofa and loveseat at right angles, enhanced by a coffee table. It is usually ideal for small spaces and corners, as it doesn’t encroach on most of the room space. It is welcoming, easy to navigate around, and informal.

Plan drawing of an L-Shape living room layout using a sofa and loveseat with area dimensions
L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat
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127 ft2 | 11.8 m2

Rug Size: 12’ x 9’ | 3.7 m x 2.7 m
Seats: 5

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Living Room Layout - L-Shape Sofa & Loveseat plan, plan (people)

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