3 Effective Ways to Place an L-shaped Sofa in a Living Room

3 Effective Ways to Place an L-shaped Sofa in a Living Room

Are you having difficulties decorating that corner space in your living room? Then you might want to consider investing in an L-shaped sofa if you don’t have one already.

Indeed, even the most refined designers find it challenging when it comes to decorating corner spaces. While there are numerous ways of decorating a corner space in your living room, using an L-shaped sofa is perhaps the simplest and most effective.

In fact, corner placement is the most popular way to place an L-shaped couch in a room. That explains why this type of sofa is sometimes referred to as corner sofa. Corner placement works best for small living rooms. You know why?

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The sofa makes use of dead corners while opening up the center of the room for other furnishings such as a coffee table. You can also add armchairs or ottomans on the opposite side to finish the look.

There are several other ways in which you can place an L-shaped sofa in your living room. They include the following:

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In The Center

If you have the advantage of a large square-footage in your living room, this placement could be your best bet. It also works well for an open-plan living space.

You can position your L-shaped sofa so it’s centered in front of a focal point such as a wall-mounted TV, a feature wall, or a fireplace.

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Be sure to arrange the couch so there’s sufficient space to walk behind it and it’s near enough to have comfortable TV-viewing or enjoy the fire’s warmth. You also set up a side console at the empty space behind the sofa and top it with books, personal souvenirs, or greenery.

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To Demarcate Spaces

You can use an L-shaped sofa to define various areas in your home. For instance, you can use the free-standing section with a high back to create a tangible boundary between the living space and the dining space.

Likewise, if you have a small living room, consider placing the side with the backrest near the front door to outline the entryway.

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Final thoughts

An L-shaped sofa is one of the most space-efficient pieces of furniture you can invest in. It can virtually double your seating area without taking up much of space compared to a conventional sofa. And besides being highly functional, an L-shaped couch can work for both small and large living spaces.

You don’t have to place the couch in the corner simply because it has an L-shape. You can even place it in the center of the room or use to define various spaces. It’s worth noting that your room’s design and the size of the sofa will determine the best way to place it in your living room.



Home and Decor

Brit Co.


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