|Living Room Standard Furniture Dimensions:
3 Seat sofa – 84″ W x 33″ D x 30″ H
2 Seat sofa loveseat – 60″ W x 33″ D x 30″ H
Lounge side chairs – 33″ W x 33″ D x 30″ H
Pull up side chairs – 24″ W x 24″ W x 30″ H
Square coffee table – 36″ to 48″ square and 16″ H
Rectangular coffee table – 48″ W x 18″ D x 16″ H
Side Tables – 24″ to 30″ square and 21″-24″ H
Accent side table between chairs – 18″ W x 12″ W x 18″ – 21″ H
Area Rug – 9′ x 12′
Table Lamps – 26″ high
Art above sofa 24″ x 36″ min, or group to 60″ wide, and hung at 60″ on center
|Living room standard floor plan layout:
It does not matter how big is the living room, the furniture layout is always a 12′ x 12′
square, where the furniture has a relationship to each other, and spreading
the items out against the walls is wrong and uncomfortable. The 12′ x 12′ furniture
layout can float to any position in the room, and rotate if the room is big enough, and it does not matter how much space is around the seating group, or if it is evenly spaced in
the room.It does matter where the doors are as that is the pathway in and out of the room,
so the furniture should not block the doorway pathway. However it does not matter where
the windows are, the furniture does not have to be centered with the windows if
it is necessary to be off center to the windows that’s ok, and can be compensated
with larger draperies.
|Fireplaces and TV Entertainment Media Cabinets:
The TV entertainment cabinet is part of the 12′ x 12′ square, and 12″ is the optimal
distance from the center of the sofa to the TV for correct viewing, any farther or
any closer is uncomfortable. The hot tip, is the TV cabinet does not have to be against
wall, as long as the back and the wires to the cabinet are nicely hidden, your can go
ahead and rotate the floor plan layout as you wish.Architects have been placing fireplaces in the center of main living room long walls for centuries, however, this has become a huge problem in living room floor plan
furniture layouts, with that being the modern TV position, and most of today’s
population caring more about the TV, than about the fireplace. In addition, it is not
recommended that a TV be placed above the fireplace, as a heat source, no matter
what technician says you can. The answer is to go ahead and rotate your floor plan,
so that the TV is in the corner, or in another position, and make the cabinet look nice at the back.
|Area rugs are typically 9′ x 12′ so that the seating group rests entirely upon the rug.
If the room is extra large and there is a lot of floor place around the seating group
you should use a 10′ x 13′ area rug, but just know in advance that larger rugs are hard
to find and can be much more expensive. An 8′ x 10′ area rug is ok for seating
groups without any floor space around it, and all the furniture fronts will rest upon the border.
In purchasing and matching the color of an area rug, the basic standard is to look at the most prominent dominant color of the area rug. The floor is very important in interior
design, as it is the root of the interior design scheme, and establishes the main colors
for the room. The dominant hue of the area rug, should be compatible and blend in
with the carpet or wood of the floor, and also virtually match exactly to the sofa color.
The idea is to make the floor line look all blended in, as if it is all stuck together. Then the side chairs can be an accent color.
|Coffee and side tables – When you shop for budget furniture, you will notice that
furniture manufacturers are making side tables smaller than they ever were before.
This small tables are inadequate for comfort. A good side table is at least 24″ to 30″
square and also 21″ high. The coffee table should be 16″ to 18″ from the front of the
sofas and chairs, so buying a nice 48″ square coffee table will make your living room
the most comfortable.
|Table lamps should be 26″ – 30″ high, any shorter and they are bedroom lamps which are 23″ high. It looks nice when the lamp shades are colored, but the other factor is how much
light you want to get from the lamp, so the off white translucent is still a top seller.
|Wall art goes above the sofa and is hung at 60″ on center or slightly above. The best size is
24″ x 36″ landscape, and once again, the colors of the painting should contain the floor
color, and then the accessories, including, art, lamps, and throw pillows and more colors
in the draperies are the accent colors. If you want to use an art group, it is clustered
at 60″ high and about 60″ wide on center. You can also use wall murals on the side or in
back of the seating group, as if you are inside a landscape.