Are you feeling as if you the furniture in your living room is starting to hem you in? Do you feel the need to remove furniture from this room in your house because it is starting to feel somewhat claustrophobic? If you do then of course before you do start to get rid of anything it is worth looking more closely at the living room layout.

In many cases you may find that it is not the type of furniture that you have in the living room that is causing it to feel smaller than it is but the way it has been placed. Below we offer a number of tips that could prove useful in helping you to create a new layout for your living room that you find a great deal more comfortable and helps to make the room look larger.

Tip 1 – The first thing you should be doing before you actually begin removing or rearranging furniture in the living room is to draw a plan showing the room empty. Also make scale drawings of the furniture you currently have in the room which you can then place on the plan to help you decide where the best position for each piece will be. Remember as you do this to allow as much floor space as you can to ensure that people can not only move around it freely but get to other rooms easily.

Tip 2 – When you are looking to rearrange the furniture you currently have in your living room then make sure that you have something to as a focal point within it. For example if you have a fireplace then make this the focal point then make sure that the furniture in the room is pointing towards it.

Tip 3 – Another thing that you can do when you want to improve a living room layout is to place the larger pieces of furniture such as sofas and cabinets against walls. This means that the space in the center of the room becomes empty and helps to create the illusion that there is more space in the room than there really is.

Tip 4 – Of course when it comes to improving the way your living room is laid out don’t be afraid to get as rid of as much clutter from the room as possible. Instead of having lots of pictures and photographs dotted around the space instead opt to have a select view on show. Then of course you can if you want change these over for others that you like.

Tip 5 – Another way of helping to make a living room feel bigger is to use more open shelves rather than just cabinets. These will not only allow you to have favourite items on show but as the walls can be seen behind them this helps to create more depth in the room.

Tip 6 – Finally when it comes to us wanting to improve living room layout thing about the colors that the walls have been painted. If you can opt for more neutral colors in this room so that more of the natural sunlight that enters it can be bounced off them.

Source by Leo Liu