What is the best way to position the TV and sofa in the living room?

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What is the best way to position the TV and sofa in the living room?

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It’s a reality. The television is the focal point of the living room décor. The TV has become such an integral part of the living room that modern architects and professional interior designers and decorators plan the living room layout around the position of the television to make the viewing experience comfortable. However, it is also a fact that the modern living room also doubles up as the room where family and friends gather and conversation flows. So, it becomes essential to position the sofa and the television in such a way that it meets every need of the family. In this article, we present a few ideas and suggestions for deciding how to position the TV and sofas in the best possible way.

1. For the family that loves to binge on TV shows

Independent Villa - Pune Modern living room by DECOR DREAMS Modern

Independent Villa—Pune


For a family that binge-watches Netflix or other online streaming videos, the living room seating should allow for relaxing around the television without compromising on comfort. In such cases, it’s best to make the television the focal point of the living room and arrange the sofa in a U-shaped layout. That way, it will be perfect for sitting down and watching TV or lounging with the feet up. There will also be ample seating for guests.

2. Swivel around to create extra seating space

High Society Modern House Modern living room by Tanish Dzignz Modern
Tanish Dzignz

High Society Modern House

Tanish Dzignz

Apart from the regular style of laying one sofa in front of the TV and two more on either side, another option is to place movable round cushioned seats or pouffes to create extra seating space. Besides providing seating, the pouffes can also be used to rest the legs when lounging and watching TV in a small living room.

3. Comfort for all while watching television

Interiors Modern living room by Spaces Alive Modern
Spaces Alive


Spaces Alive

It’s quite natural that not everyone in the family likes to watch every program on TV. However, they may still want to sit around and enjoy the company of the rest of the family. Arrange a comfortable sofa facing the television and place two comfy recliners or chaise lounges with their headrests facing away from the television. That way, those not interested in the television program can enjoy relaxing in the living room. 

4. Using the open section of the living room

Create a place for the television in the living room by using a wooden partition to install the TV. Then, arrange a comfortable L-shaped sectional sofa directly opposite the television to provide easy viewing. Make the best of the remaining space in the room to arrange additional seats or chairs, depending on the available area.

5. Strategic placement of the television in a large social space

Living room tv unit area Minimalist living room by Square 4 Design & Build Minimalist
Square 4 Design & Build

Living room tv unit area

Square 4 Design & Build

In an integrated hall, where the living and dining share the area, the strategic positioning of the TV will allow comfortable viewing from both the living room and dining room. Use different colours for the furniture to divide the large space visually into separate living and dining areas. It assures the placement of the television at the prescribed viewing distance. 

6. Dividing the area with the placement of the sofa

living area other view Modern living room by Sky architects Modern
Sky architects

living area other view

Sky architects

A curved sectional is not only fashionable but also a comfortable seating arrangement in the living room. Usually, the curved section is used to cover the corner of the room. Take a cue from here and do something different by using the curve of the sofa to partition the space visually. 

Here are more ideas to separate the space at home without using walls.

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