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Sofa in the middle of the living room - yes or no?

The aesthetics and comfort of using a living room is determined not only by the selection of appropriate furniture, but also by the skillful placement of them on its plan. In modern apartment arrangements, an arrangement with a sofa in the middle of the living room appears more and more often. When does such a decor have a chance to prove itself?

CUPIDO Sofa Bed BRW Grey Photo
CUPIDO Sofa Bed BRW Grey


A sofa in the middle of the living room - is that a good idea?

Much depends on the size of your living room. The owners of spacious salons are in the most convenient location. They can allow themselves to deviate from the classic arrangement where leisure furniture is placed along the walls.

Are owners of smaller apartments in a losing position? Not necessarily. It is not true that the sofa in the middle of the room cannot be put into a small living room. The limited space is not a contraindication. They are made up of the irregular shape of the interior. A sofa placed in the central part of a long and narrow room will "cut" it in half and limit the freedom to move around it. Also, it is not the size but the shape of the living room that affects whether it is possible to place the sofa in the middle of the room.

Why is it worth placing the sofa in the middle of the living room? Such a scheme of furniture arrangement, contrary to appearances, does not visually reduce the interior. On the contrary, it gives the impression of an open space. The couch in the middle of the room will fill the unattractive void that forms in the central part of the room when all the furniture is arranged along the walls. In apartments with an open plan, such arrangement of the sofa can be used to divide the living room into functional zones with different purposes.

A living room with a sofa in the middle - how to arrange it?

Before you start remodeling, try to prepare an arrangement design - even on a piece of paper. The couch located in the middle of the living room must not make it difficult to move around. It should also not block access to other devices.

The relaxation area is not only a couch, but also a coffee table where you can put a cup of tea or put away the remote control. The large living room can also be equipped with an armchair and soft pouffes, which can also act as a footrest or provide an additional seating area. The number of modules that make up this area depends on the size of the living room and the needs of its users.

How far from the TV should the couch be ? It is assumed that for a 50-inch device, the distance must not be less than 2 m.

If there is a fireplace in the living room, the sofa should be placed in front of it, at a distance that guarantees thermal comfort and pleasant views. If the room is large, you can put 2 sofas and place them perpendicular to the fireplace. In this way, people sitting on them will have easier contact with each other.

By placing the sofa in the open living room with your back to the kitchenette, you will separate the seating area from the dining corner. In the same way, you can isolate it from your work desk.

To make the best use of the available space, you can attach a light, visually open bookcase or a chest of drawers to the back of the sofa for storing dinnerware and textiles.

A couch in the middle of a small living room? Why not!

The sofa in the middle of the living room - precisely because of its location - will become the most important piece of furniture in the entire arrangement. It is on it that the eyes of guests and household members will focus. Try to choose a model that will combine practical values ​​with high aesthetics.

A solid sofa with a compact body will be perfect for a small living room. It should have a simple, geometric form without ornaments. Then it will not take up too much free space, and it will ensure a comfortable rest.

ARLES LUX 3DL 3 Seater Sofa Bed BRW Blue Photo
ARLES LUX 3DL 3 Seater Sofa Bed BRW Blue


A practical choice is a sofa with a sleeping function, equipped with an automatic unit supporting its unfolding and a large bedding container. When guests visit you, you will be able to provide them with an overnight stay. Make sure that the couch has a large and even sleeping surface and soft back cushions that it will be nice to lean on during the day.

Do you lack free space in the room? Choose a model without side supports or one in which they have a very sparing form.


Before you decide on a particular sofa, check whether the planned arrangement of the furniture will allow you to set it up quickly and without problems. Perhaps you should consider getting a light, handy coffee table that you set aside for when the living room turns into a bedroom.

When choosing a sofa for the arrangement in which it will be the focal point of the room, pay attention to the appearance of its sides and back. The furniture will be visible from all sides. Its aesthetics must be refined down to the smallest detail.

A sofa upholstered in a saturated color is a good idea for a small living room arranged in a bright color palette. It can be navy blue, bottle green, mustard yellow or even red. Small interiors require a restrained approach to decorations. Such a colorful piece of furniture can be used as a decoration.

ALAVA LUX 3DL 3 Seater Sofa Bed BRW Red Photo
ALAVA LUX 3DL 3 Seater Sofa Bed BRW Red


In the BRW offer you will find a wide selection of lounge furniture for interiors of various dimensions. You can choose the upholstery material yourself, and thus adjust it to your own concept of arranging a living room with a sofa in the lead role.

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