Does sofa placement in your living room seem complicated and you don’t know where to start? Finding the right place for your sofa might seem easy, but often it can be quite tricky. By following the advice and suggestions of furniture and interior design experts, you can find the ideal solutions to optimise the available space in your home. The first rule to follow is to look at the situation from the right perspective. In fact, the starting point is not the placement of the sofa in living room itself.
This is why it is fundamental to choose the focal point of the room, whilst taking into account the various aspects of the living room, such as whether there is a fireplace or a glass window, where to place the television in relation to the sofa, and so on. Once you’ve considered a general approach to the design on your living room, it’s best to start from the sofa and use it as a focus point to gradually position the rest of your furniture. Let’s take a look at some of the general rules that apply to sofa and armchair placement in a living room. For most people, a TV set is the main feature of their living room – the source of their entertainment. These appliances are getting bigger and flatter, with high-definition systems requiring the right viewing distance according to the number of inches of the TV itself.
Sofas should always be placed in front a television in your living room but to get the best viewing experience, it is also useful to position the tv at a suitable distance so as not to strain the eyes too much.
When placing sofas and armchairs in your living room, you should also take into account the other elements that make up the room, in particular the doors and windows. As far as doors are concerned, the rule to follow is quite simple: the sofa should be positioned at least 60 centimetres away from the entrance, to make it easy to get into the room.
The most important issue to consider when placing your sofa in your living room is related to the use of the space you have available. Of course, if you have a large living room, the problems are significantly reduced, but when the living room is smaller, the advice is to choose a two-seater or two-and-a-half-seater sofa.
For example, Calia Italia’s ‘Genius Loci’ is a model with a sleek, light design, slim armrest and slim foot, which in the two-seater version is perfect for this purpose. ‘Genius Loci’ also allows the backrest cushion to be raised to increase the seat depth and height of the backrest itself, giving unparalleled comfort.
On the other hand, if you are dealing with an open space, you can also locate a point in the middle of your living room.
Thanks to its open and deconstructed nature and a decorative stitching on the backrests and the edge of the seat that embellishes its design, Calia Italia’s ‘Gianduiotto’ sofa becomes the ideal centrepiece for your living room. Inspired by the well-known Piedmontese chocolate, ‘Gianduiotto’s’ backrest and armrest are freely positionable to allow multiple seating positions, including face to face or even lying down.
Corner sofas are one of the most frequent choices for sofa placement in a living room and are particularly recommended in spacious rooms. They can also be combined with a coffee table, footstool or armchair.
Calia Italia’s modern and essential ‘Matheola’ model has a particularly generous corner version, which allows the comfort experience to be enjoyed together with the whole family also thanks to the possibility of increasing the seat depth and backrest height by means of a mechanism that repositions the backrest towards the rear.
If you have a nice, rather large living room, an ideal solution may be to arrange a sofa together with one or two pairs of armchairs at the sides, creating an ideal living room as a place for conversation.
To optimise space, footstools are an excellent alternative as they can play a multifunctional role. They can double up as an additional seat and also a simple footstool or support structure meaning they could be an ideal choice for smaller living rooms without excessively ‘overcrowding’ the room. Footstools can also be placed either to the side of the sofa (to act as an extension of it) or even in the centre and in front of the sofa itself.
‘U’Strozz’ is Calia Italia’s eco-friendly footstool, which is made from our production waste. It’s creative and versatile and ideal for positioning and repositioning according to your comfort needs.
So there you have it! Some useful tips for placing sofas in your living room with tricks that allow you to exploit the space you have available in the most suitable way whilst finding the right harmony between brightness, furniture placement and the ergonomic function of the space. All this whilst also making moving around your living room as comfortable as possible – with our beloved sofa as the starting point.