How to arrange furniture in the hallway and the living room?

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Reader’s question

Our friend from Greece asks: "I have attached the floor plan of my house showing the furniture placement I am planning. I would like your opinion if it is properly placed; otherwise could you suggest me a proper arrangement? I also need your help in arranging the entrance/office area. I have chosen to arrange the home office desk there because we are spending a lot of hours on the computer. In your opinion is this a good choice? Thank you in advance."

Our recommendation

We believe that you should place the office desk in the hallway which is more spacious than a room. Nevertheless, we suggest a different furniture layout in the entrance area and the living room.

1. Hallway/Office Space

We recommend the office desk to be placed opposite the patio door to get eye contact with the surroundings, as we consider looking at the floor plan you have sent us that your residence overlooks open-green space. We keep the armchair and the welcome table at the same position.

Opposite the office desk we place the loveseat.

2. Sitting/Dining Area

Your fireplace is situated in the central and dominant position in your living room. Consequently, the lounge area with the sofas should be arranged around it for most coziness; thus, the living area will become the focal meeting point of the house.

The TV cabinet is placed opposite the living area so that you can both enjoy the fireplace and the TV.

The dining area is placed in the most appropriate location, the polygonal region of the space with a bay window, both discrete and supervising overlooking the entire seating area and the kitchen.

It is certainly slightly away from the kitchen, but the path behind the sofa along the lounge to reach the dining area is an enjoyable trip.

furniture arranging, circulation paths, dining area bay window

3. Blue area

Finally, for the area marked in blue there are several alternatives, depending on the decorating style of the place and your preferences.

You can place a bar furniture with stools, as it is close to the dining area or a buffet or also a showcase. You can even hang a large artwork on the wall.

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