Choosing The Right Type of Sofa For Your Living Room Design

Among the multiple types of sofas that you can place in your living room are L-shaped, corner designs and chaise longues. It all depends on the size and dynamics of your space.
Choosing The Right Type of Sofa For Your Living Room Design

Last update: 20 May, 2021

Choosing the right type of sofa for your living room isn’t always easy. Sometimes we get carried away by the design, forgetting that the space where we’ll place the sofa is just as important. The good news is that today we can find countless options suitable for different spaces and tastes. We just need to choose the right one.

Why choose a sofa for your living room design?

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With so many available options to decorate the living room, you may be tempted to choose another type of seating. However, the sofa has positioned itself as one of the most important elements of this space to share with family and friends.

Sofas are quite adaptable when it comes to sitting or lying on them. Unlike a chair, it allows us to be more comfortable, either alone or with others. Here, we can share conversations, watch our favorite programs or read a book. We can indulge in relaxing activities, where the position of the body is very important.

Choosing the right type of sofa for your living room design

The reason why many people don’t choose a sofa and miss out on all the benefits it offers is space. Yes, some sofas are very small, others are very narrow and others are too large. The truth is that the only problem in this instance is choosing the wrong sofa.

For this reason, we’ve given ourselves the task of looking for those types of sofas that are better suited to the different living room designs that we typically find today. Take note!

Narrow living room

This living room design is usually the nemesis of many, it’s the reason for a resounding no to the sofa. But it doesn’t have to be like that. In a narrow living room, you can place a sofa in the corner, in the style of a chaise longue. This usually leaves plenty of space to move around the room without any problems.

Of course, there are all types and sizes, so try to choose one that isn’t too large. Preferably, place it in a corner of the room. Placing it in this position will also allow you to complement the decoration of the living room with a beautiful side or coffee table.

Types of sofa for a small living room

Small sofas for small living rooms.

For small living rooms, you need small sofas. In this case, it’s very important that you take into account the measurements of your living room, it’s the only way to guarantee that your sofa fits and, also, looks good. When you go to buy a sofa, your living room measurements will allow you to compare the measurements of the sofa. Thus, you’ll be sure to make the right choice.

The good and interesting news is that there are designs that fit very well in a small room. The important thing in this case is that you don’t choose a chaise lounge style of sofa, nor one that has more than two seats. Opt for those that aren’t so large, with a low backrest and no armrests. This will give more space visually.

If you’re concerned about comfort, there are some styles without these characteristics but they’re still comfortable. You can complement the design of the living room with an auxiliary seat or choose two mini sofas.

Spacious living room

Large rooms are the dream of many, just the word “spacious” leads us to think big. Well, in this case you can afford to choose almost any type and number of sofas and not limit yourself. Especially if you love comfort because, no matter how large the sofa is, you can accommodate it without difficulties.

Of course, it’s still recommendable to measure your space, in order to avoid nasty surprises. In addition to choosing a large sofa, you can complement it with other sofas. Or better still, choose an L-shaped sofa that covers a large space. In this case, you can complement the decoration with coffee tables and occasional tables too, among other furniture.

Keep in mind that the trick is the combination between sofas and seats and that it maintains the proportions of the room in terms of length. This will keep the balance, regardless of whether the sofas or chairs are different in designs, shapes, and colors.

Square living room: choosing the right type of sofa

Square living rooms arouse mixed feelings. They tend to lend themselves to watching television comfortably, but it has its limitations. Depending on the size of your square living room you can choose two facing sofas, and if space is limited, they can be placed against a wall. They can be the same style of sofa or of different colors and designs.

You can also accommodate two L-shaped sofas, but of different lengths. The important point is that they don’t have a chaise lounge style. In this space you can also use one large or one long corner sofa, in which case it could possibly have a chaise style. For obvious reasons, you should try to face the sofa in the direction of audiovisual equipment.

Open living room with a view

Open living room with a view.

This is the living room shape and type that we all lust after. Most likely, the living room, in addition to being open and with a view, has good space, so any type of sofa will fit. The golden rule will be choosing low-backs because you won’t want to obscure the beautiful view with furniture.

Locate the largest sofa facing the view and to its sides, you can add other small sofas, chairs or armchairs. It all depends on the size of your living room and what you want in terms of decoration. With these elements you can play around with the style; the large sofa to one side and the chairs or small sofas facing you. Don’t forget your coffee table, the side tables or a magazine rack!

Rectangular living room

Rooms with a rectangular design have similarities with square-shaped rooms, the obvious difference is that there’s a longer wall. In this case, two L-shaped facing sofas placed against the wall will work well, depending on how big the room is, depends on whether you can use a chaise longue style or not.

In this case, you can also use one sofa that’s longer than the other, although they must share the same style, color, and model. The remaining gaps can be used to place auxiliary tables. If your rectangular living room includes a dining area, you can use the placement of the sofas to separate the spaces.

Did you identify the right type of sofa for your living room?

As you’ve read, it’s not so easy to choose the right type of sofa for your living room. The most important consideration is to measure the space that you have available so that your sofa doesn’t overwhelm the space. Take advantage of all the options we’ve discussed and create the room you’ve always dreamed of.

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