Arranging a living room can be a fun and therapeutic process when you’re redesigning a home. But, it’s a widely known fact that if you don’t put things in the right place, it can throw off the entire design of your room. Even experts second guess how to arrange a living room when they are designing for a client, so we completely understand if you have too.
We want to share a few pointers on how to create the living space of your dreams, but, instead of us giving you the tips, we turned to our favorite TV interior design personalities to learn some sage interior design advice.
Altogether, we learned 3 things from all of our experts: make sure that your furniture is balanced in size and texture, create a natural flow with the furniture so your guests don’t feel trapped in a single room or space, and find pieces that you will love now and in the future. But, we wanted to dig a little deeper to get even more tips and tricks.
So, if you’ve ever wondered how to arrange living room furniture properly, just keep reading!
Drew and Jonathan Scott
Co-hosts of HGTV’s Property Brothers, Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers, and Brother vs. Brother
“In our Honeymoon Home in Los Angeles, we didn’t want to have a television as a focal piece in our living area—we wanted the room’s main function to be entertaining and conversation. So we installed [a] mirror that transforms into a TV above the fireplace (which was also a throwback to the home’s original design!).” – DrewandJonathon.com
Former co-host of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Owner of Magnolia
“It’s not often that a room allows for large scale decor, so when it does, go big.” – Magnolia.com
Host of Netflix’s Stay Here, Former designer on TLC’s Trading Spaces
“New always needs old, black always needs white, and the curve always needs the straight line.” – House and Home
Host of HGTV’s Hidden Potential, Founder of Built Custom Homes
“…Measure everything within 1/16 of an inch to make sure doors open and everything fit[s] together.” – Utah Style and Design
Judge on Netflix’s The Great Interior Design Challenge
“[Symmetry] can start looking a little repetitive and start looking a little boring after a while. So, what I do is give them that symmetry…then I break it. It just makes the room look so much more interesting.” – British GQ