Long conversations and sweet memories are made in this room, so it only makes sense that you’d want to have plenty of seating for family and friends — and sometimes, one sofa just doesn’t cut it. Before you bust out your spare dining chairs, consider incorporating two sofas in your living room and follow this guide for tips on how to arrange couches! If you find yourself enjoying lots of movie nights, you may want to arrange your sofas differently than a living room used for formal conversation and entertaining.
To give you a better idea of what layout works best for your space, check out the three main couch arrangements used in interior design. This is a great arrangement option if you entertain frequently and intend on using your living room for socializing and conversation. As for space, this layout works wonderfully for large open floor plans and rooms with a square or rectangular shape.
Keep in mind that this L-shaped arrangement does require more space and can make your room look cramped if there’s not enough square footage. This layout creates a wide open space that’s perfect for casual lounging and entertaining large parties.
As far as room size and shape, the wide angle approach is great for large and open-concept living spaces. Because of the openness of this arrangement, the wide angle layout is ideal if you want to include extra furnishings in your living space. Throw in a couple stylish recliners or accent chairs to fill the space and maximize seating for guests. When choosing two different sofas for your living space, it’s a good idea to mix fabrics rather than try to match them.
Our West End and Safe Bet sofas are great examples of contrasting fabrics that blend well together in any living space. Southern Motion carries a large collection of sofas in varying colors and fabrics that can easily blend into your living space.
Whether you’re looking for more seating for entertaining or comfy spots for cozy nights in front of the fireplace, having two sofas can do just the trick.