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Bedroom Layout Ideas for Rooms of All Shapes and Sizes

Let’s talk about bedroom layout ideas! This is a room where both comfort and functionality should be top priorities. But, depending on the size of your bedroom, the way you bring that to life can vary significantly.

Over the years, we’ve put together a collection of layout guides with some of the most popular bedroom sizes to give you inspiration and guidance on how to optimize your bedroom. And today, we’re rounding them all up in one place! You’ll find tons of bedroom design ideas to help you think through layouts, furniture choices, storage, and so much more. Whether you have a small bedroom, a large bedroom, or something in between, we have plenty of bedroom layout ideas to inspire you.

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8×8 Bedroom Layout

An 8×8 bedroom is quite small. On top of that, we had a balcony door to contend with. But we managed to squeeze in as much function as possible into this tiny bedroom—coming up with three layout ideas for this 8×8 bedroom.

The key to making this small bedroom work was choosing a primary focus. Do you want to include a workspace in your bedroom? Extra clothing storage? Or do you want the design to be as simple and minimal as possible to make the room feel larger? The three layouts we created were based on these three priorities, which helped us make the most of the square footage. And in each one we also included some small bedroom design tips to maximize the space, no matter the layout.

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8×17 Bedroom with a Curved Wall

Renters often find themselves dealing with very awkwardly shaped rooms and architectural features. And when you don’t own a space there’s nothing to do about it; you simply have to work with what you have, awkwardness and all. Case in point: this strange, tiny bedroom with a curved wall! These design elements made fitting essential furniture—without the space feeling completely cramped—a definite challenge.

We created two different layouts for this awkward small bedroom. The first relied on visual tricks—like an angled area rug, a floor mirror, and an artfully placed plant—to help visually detract from the strange architectural features. With this design, we squeezed in a larger bed, making the space feel a bit more luxurious and like a retreat. The second bedroom design featured a twin bed, which allowed us to pack in a lot more function. Placing a desk in front of the curved wall makes the most of that corner of the room, while a wall-mounted bookcase offers additional storage.

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Boxy, 150-square-foot Bedroom Layout

A small and boxy square bedroom can be difficult to arrange without it feeling like a dorm room—especially when you want to include a desk in the space like we wanted to here. Add in a tiny alcove in one corner, and you have even more of a challenge on your hands. But we managed to create two layouts that make the most of this small bedroom.

In both layouts, we put the bulk of the furniture on two adjacent walls. By doing this, rather than spreading the furniture throughout the whole space, we created the look of a slightly larger room. We placed smaller dressers in the alcove of both layouts, saving space in the main footprint of the room while still getting plenty of storage space. Each layout offered just a little extra space after the bed, dresser, and desk—so in one layout we added a tall bookcase, and in the other we included an accent chair in the corner between the closet and the French doors.

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Small, Rectangular Bedroom Layout

This small, rectangular bedroom had a lot of doors and windows to contend with. The windows were on two walls, which added an extra challenge. The result was more limited wall areas against which to place furniture. Despite these challenges, we were able to create two different layouts that both made the most of the space.

The objective of the first layout was to create a serene and peaceful environment. We achieved this through the bed placement (so the sleeper can see out the windows when they wake up) and a soft, neutral color palette. The second layout was all about making the most of the limited square footage by maximizing floor space and functionality. A low-profile bed with built-in nightstand shelves made the bed’s footprint smaller than average. And placing it against the narrower wall opened up floor space in the rest of the bedroom.

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12×14 Bedroom Layout

In this 12×14 bedroom layout, we worked around two large windows and a double-doored walk-in closet. While these are great features for a bedroom, they bring with them limitations in terms of layout and design. We wanted this bedroom to be functional, stylish, and feel spacious. Part of adding style meant thinking beyond the basics and adding bonus pieces (that also happen to add more functionality to the space).

But it would be easy for this medium-sized bedroom to start feeling crowded. That’s why the layout is so important. While there is enough space to include more furniture than just a bed, nightstands, and dresser, you have to be thoughtful about placement so that the layout feels intentional, not overstuffed. We accomplished this goal, creating two different layouts—one that offered a bookcase for decor and a small dressing area, and a second that featured a lounging nook.

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12×15 Bedroom Layout

A bit larger than the previous bedroom, our goal with this 12×15 bedroom layout was all about bringing in the bedroom essentials without making the space feel cramped, since the closet cut into the main bedroom space. This architectural feature meant that the “entryway” of the bedroom was lost space that couldn’t be significantly utilized in the room’s layout. There were also three large windows that took up a full wall of the room to design around.

We created two different layout options for this bedroom—one with a queen-sized bed and one with a king bed. The two bed sizes called for different placement in the room. The layout that included a queen bed worked in such a way that we were also able to include a small seating area in the bedroom. Aside from that, we kept the bed areas fairly symmetrical in both designs to add a sense of simplicity to the design. Symmetry can not only be soothing, but it helps create a sense that you’re not trying to pack too much into the space.

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15×12 Kids Bedroom Layout

This cute 15×12 kids bedroom is on the smaller side, but we wanted to maximize the space so it can handle hangouts and sleepovers. It also has a small alcove on one side of the room—which could either be an annoying feature in the space or one that’s celebrated. We went with the latter.

In the first layout, we went with a full-sized bed (sleepover ready!) and also included a small desk for a homework zone. And then we used the little nook as a lounging and reading space—complete with a comfy bean bag chair and a bookcase! In the second layout, we created a different take on a reading nook—with a cart instead of a bookcase for extra storage, plus a hanging chair. A very fun addition to a kids room! In this design, we opted for a single bed to maximize floor space, but it actually has a trundle which can be pulled out for sleepovers! Both layouts also leave plenty of space to spread out and play in the center of the room.

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Awkward 11×18 Bedroom Layout

Here’s another super awkward bedroom. This 11×18 space is full of weird angles, as well as plenty of doors and windows. At a glance it actually might seem impossible to make use of a space like this—but we came up with two different layouts that make the most of this awkward space.

The key in both layouts of this awkward 11×18 bedroom was to make the most of the one long, straight wall—placing the bed and nightstands (or, in the case of the first layout, a small dresser and desk as nightstand alternatives) along this solid stretch. In both designs, we used mirrors and shelving or hooks to capitalize on vertical space within the room and visually open it up as much as possible. And the combination of both rectangular and organic-shaped rugs helped soften the hard angles in the room. Finally, tucking a place to sit—a bench in one layout and an armchair in the other—in the smallest angle of the room helped make the most of that corner.

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20×15 Bedroom Layout

In a 20×15 bedroom, there’s a lot more space to work with. You can not only sneak in extra furniture and function—you can also enjoy open space and some breathing room within your room design. But the reality is that sometimes a large bedroom can be just as difficult to design as a small one! Sure, you have tons of space—but the challenge is thoughtfully filling it so that it doesn’t feel cavernous or overstuffed. This delicate balance requires some creativity.

We created two different layouts for this 20×15 bedroom design. Both layouts feature different takes on a seating area—one has a pair of chairs at the end of the bed, the other has an upholstered bench between the two bedroom windows. Since this is a long and narrower bedroom, we also tried out two different bed placement options, which impacted where the sitting areas and clothing storage ended up. We were also able to use large beds, even bringing a canopy bed into one of the designs to help fill out the space. In both spaces, we also used plants to help visually fill out the space.

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Attic Bedroom Layout

When a bedroom is in an attic, you often have shorter walls and angled ceilings that complicate some of your design choices. But these two attic bedroom layouts prove that you don’t have to sacrifice function or style just because of the weird angles and nooks. In fact, it makes for quite a cozy bedroom suite!

Because of the architectural limitations of this space, there’s only one place where you can put a bed. But the bed placement is where the similarities between these two layout options end. In the first layout, we placed a desk in the alcove by the half wall above the staircase, creating an en-suite home office. A dog bed, storage bench, and sizeable dresser help fill out the rest of the space. In the other attic bedroom layout, a comfortable accent chair goes where the desk was before, creating a cozy reading nook as a nice add-on to this cozy attic bedroom. Other than a dresser, the rest of the space is kept pretty open to combat the low ceilings.

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L-Shaped Kids Bedroom Layout

Want to make the most of your child’s bedroom? With this L-shaped kids bedroom, we show you two different ways to bring a kids room to life—with functionality, colors, and fun to boot! How your child wants to use their space will help determine how to configure the layout.

Do they love having friends over or diving into a good book? Setting them up with a hangout zone, like our first layout, might be just the thing. In this layout, the colorful hangout area opposite the bed creates the perfect place to read or hang. A plush rug helps zone the area, giving your kid a place to spread out solo or with friends. One design note? We balanced out the rainbow of colors with modern, clean-lined furnishings that help ground the look.

In the second design, our focus was more on creating a space for homework and computer time. We placed a small desk in the window nook, which makes it feel like a separate workspace. The result is a bedroom that has plenty of space for rest, work, and play.

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Bedroom With Lots of Doors and Windows

A bedroom with tons of natural light and closet space? Now that’s a major score. On the other hand—as you can see with this room, that also means there are either doors or windows on every wall. This makes landing on a layout pretty tricky! But it’s not impossible. In fact, we were able to come up with three different, but beautiful, layouts for this challenging space.

There’s one wall in this bedroom that has the largest set of windows. This creates a lovely focal point in the room, which we used differently for each layout. In one, we placed a bench in front of the windows, creating a place to sit and read, enjoy coffee, or put on your shoes, In another, we placed the dresser in front of the window and opposite the bed—and we even had enough room to add a pair of armchairs on each side. The third layout saw the bed placed in front of the windows. This may seem unconventional with the height of these particular windows—but you can choose from a variety of bed frame styles that don’t totally block the windows but let some light peek through—like a spindle bed or a headboard with caning, like the one we chose. All this proves that with a little creativity, you can make your space work—even with architectural limitations.

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Large, Rectangular Master Bedroom Layout

When you have a bedroom that’s this large, you can get some extra uses out of it other than simply sleeping and getting dressed. With this super large, rectangular bedroom layout, we created two designs that celebrate all the space in this bedroom—doing so by creating distinct zones within the room.

In the first layout, we created a relaxing seating area for two. It’s the perfect place to chat and unwind with your partner at the end of the day. Layered rugs underneath help visually separate this seating area from the rest of the room. We also included ample storage within this large bedroom—with two full-sized dressers and a wardrobe, so you not only have space for clothing but also extra linens and anything else you want to tuck away!

In the second layout, we created a home office within the bedroom—but we placed the desk as far away from the bed as possible to help separate work and rest. Opting for a desk with built-in shelving helped maximize storage for the workspace. We also used rugs to help visually zone the different areas in this layout. Other than the large bed, we included two dressers and a bench to help round out this bedroom layout.

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Bedroom Essentials for Small, Medium, and Large Bedrooms

Are you more concerned about what, exactly, you should include in your bedroom more than you’re worried about the exact layout? In this main bedroom layout guide, we walk you through three different bedroom sizes, with tips on what furniture, decor, and bed size to choose, depending on the square footage of your bedroom!

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My Modsy Story: Transforming an Awkward Room into a Multi-Purpose Dream Space

When Britt moved her family and business across the country, she was determined to make the transition as smooth as possible. But an awkward shared living room/office area presented a major challenge.

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Homeowner: Britt Rainer

Spaces: Living Room-Office

My Style: Contemporary Collector

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Modsy customer home before design

The Backstory

My husband and I recently moved from Portland, Ore. to Scottsdale, Ariz. We’re co-owners of a children’s clothing brand called Bunny Knots and I work from home—which meant I had to get our combined living room/home office designed right away. I needed to be able to shift back to focusing on our company after the move while also creating a cozy space for us to settle into our new home.

“I needed to be able to shift back to focusing on our company after the move while also creating a cozy space for us to settle into our new home. “

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The Design Dilemma

We actually have other living areas in the house, but because this room is right off our entryway and would double as my workspace, I wanted to make sure we found a good layout and design for it right away. Unfortunately, the room is long and narrow and none of our furniture worked for the space, so we needed to design it from scratch. But I was having a hard time finding a layout that would work for the room and make it function as a place where I could focus during the day and relax with my husband and kids at night. No matter what I did, the room still felt small, dark, and unusable—I really didn’t think any layout was going to work!

“I was having a hard time finding a layout that would work for the room and make it function as a place where I could focus during the day and relax with my husband and kids at night.”

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The Modsy Moment

I freaked out—in a good way—the instant I saw our room in 3D. It was like my designer took every wish I’d had for the room and brought each one to life. I was so impressed by the different “zones” she created for space—a stunning office area that was distinguished from the rest of the space by a dark accent wall and a beautiful conversation area that fit perfectly in the narrow room and looked so cozy. She tied the two areas together with furniture styles and a neutral color palette that feels so at home in the Arizona desert.

“I freaked out—in a good way—the instant I saw our room in 3D. It was like my designer took every wish I’d had for the room and brought each one to life.”

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The Real Results

Now that our Modsy project is complete, this oddly shaped room that once felt so dark is now the bright heart of our home! I felt immense relief when we got our designs, and now I feel so much excitement when I’m in this room. It’s a space my family loves to relax in and where I feel inspired to work. It’s a feeling of life-changing contentedness that we can all enjoy this space together. I’m just so grateful we got it from using Modsy!

“Now that our Modsy project is complete, this oddly shaped room that once felt so dark is now the bright heart of our home!”

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Layout Guide: Designing A Rectangular Studio Apartment Two Ways

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Finding the right layout for your room can be the trickiest part of interior design! This week we’re looking at two different ideas for a rectangular studio layout that’s, as many apartment designs are, a bit shy on floor space.

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Studio apartments are notoriously tricky spaces to design. It’s a tough situation to have to fit all the functions of a home into one room—including a living area, sleeping space, dining nook, home office, entryway, etc.! If you have a studio, you face the unique challenge of how to fit all those functions and make them feel like distinct spaces. Not to mention that you also need storage space and a layout that ensures that your home doesn’t feel stuffed to the brim!

So how do you go about arranging furniture in a studio apartment? It really depends on the function you want and the shape of your space! The good news is that with a little creative thinking and a few apartment design hacks, you can come up with a number of options for making your studio space feel homey and comfortable. Here we designed one rectangular studio layout two unique ways to show you the possibilities. Check it out and get some ideas for your own studio!

studio layoutLayout Idea #1: The Open Studio Apartment

Our first studio layout idea is all about creating a space that’s open and inviting. All spaces flow into one; the bedroom is open to the living room which is open to the working space. You can see the living room when entering from the doorway—but the layout keeps the bedroom a bit more private from the kitchen area.

An open layout like this serves a double function: the living room is front and center so the TV can be seen from the bedroom, sofa, kitchen, and working area. And the bedroom + living areas are subtly separated by rugs so you have some separation between your lounge space and your sleeping space.

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studio layoutThe Key Layout Elements:

An Open Layout: This layout features a low sofa centered in front of the TV. This setup serves to anchor the space and allow for TV watching/gathering in all areas of the studio.

Tall Furniture: A tall desk in the corner keeps space visually decluttered—plus it leaves space underneath for a file cabinet and baskets for organizing. The bookcase is also tall! If you’re sensing a theme here, that’s because tall furniture takes up vertical not horizontal square footage.

Distinct Spaces: The reading chair adds additional seating and can also be used as a separate reading nook with the bookcase. A queen bed adds a cozy touch with full nightstand and dresser—plus you can take advantage of the view out window from your “bedroom.”

Smart Storage: It’s not always enough to have storage in small spaces. Sometimes you need sneaky storage ideas. Here, the large media cabinet allows for lots of storage—but it’s also low so you can take advantage of the surface space!

Savvy Seating: The living area doesn’t have room for a coffee table, but we used pouf ottomans as another space saver. They work great as coffee tables/ottomans/seats and can be easily moved for open floor space.

studio layoutWill this studio layout work for you? Yes if you…

  • Want one big living space and don’t see the openness as a lack of privacy.
  • Like lower furniture to keep the lines of vision open across your studio.
  • Need multifunctional spaces—i.e. sharing the TV space with the bedroom space and vice-versa.
  • Are a couple or live solo.

studio layoutLayout Idea #2: The Divided Studio Space

Our second studio layout idea is ideal for someone who wants a more separated space. With these multi-use design hacks, you can still have designated areas in one open room. It’s a great way to create privacy in both the bedroom and living room even though your space is wide open.

To get this look, see how the different spaces in our studio apartment are designated for different functions. The living room is just for TV viewing and lounging (but it can also function as a guest room with a sleeper sofa). Then, you have a separate bedroom and dressing area. This layout also leaves room for a desk in bedroom area, but it’s vertical so as not to take up much square footage. The handy room divider separates the living room/bedroom but still allows natural light through so it doesn’t close off the space. It can be easily moved so you can change up the flow of the space as needed. Bonus: it provides extra shelving/storage—essential for any studio apartment!

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studio layoutThe Key Layout Elements:

Split Up the Space: The room divider is the key to this studio layout. It is an architectural piece that adds lots of visual interest to the apartment at the same time as creating two distinct living and sleeping spaces. It also allows light and provides shelf storage so you can keep your space tidy and clean. This also means that the TV can only be seen from the sofa to give you even more of a true living room space.

Functional Furniture: In a studio apartment, it’s much easier to make the space work if your furniture offers both form and function. The sofa acts as a sleeper for guests, the coffee table doubles as a bench for extra seating, and the poufs can double as seating or slide underneath the bench to get out of the way. A chair in the corner provides reading nook as well as seating for conversation—plus all the furniture pieces are easy to move around as needed.

Lots of Storage: The bedroom in this layout idea has a full dresser for lots of extra storage space! A floating nightstand helps keep floor space free and the mounted plug-in wall sconce allows nightstand to be less cluttered (aka more room for books and midnight snacks!).

Use of Vertical Space: A wall desk like this is great for homes that are short on square footage. It provides storage vertically and its sleek design doesn’t visually clutter the space—a great space-saving design hack for studio apartments. And the eating area in the kitchen is a tall tabletop peninsula with barstools so you don’t have to have a big clunky table taking up space.

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Will this studio room layout work for you? Yes if you…

  • Want to keep living and sleeping spaces separate.
  • Work from home or work a lot at desk and need it separate from your living (TV viewing) area.
  • Are a couple who loves privacy.
  • Often have overnight house guests (put that sleeper sofa to work!).
  • Love to entertain—this design has plenty of seating for all your friends.

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Layout Guide: A Large, Rectangular Living Room With a Fireplace

Arranging furniture in a living room floor plan may not be the most glamorous aspect of interior decorating, but it might be the most important! When it comes to rectangle living room layouts, you might think you have it easy because they are such a standard shape. You have 4 walls, with two long sides and two short sides—pretty straightforward, right? Not always.

A rectangular room can still be a tricky space to design and comes with many of its own challenges. Some rectangular rooms are long and narrow, leaving an awkward shape to arrange furniture. Some have a fireplace that takes up one entire wall. Others also serve as the entryway in some homes or serve other functions in addition to being your main living space. And some open up to the dining room and need a layout that accounts for the back and forth flow. So, what’s the best way to arrange furniture to create the best rectangular living room layout?

ectangular living room layoutArranging Furniture in a Rectangle Living Room

There is no right or wrong way to arrange living room furniture because so much depends on the function you want! Start by thinking through how you want to use the rectangular room. Will you be having friends over often for formal entertaining or mostly kicking back and watching movies with the fam? Do you love a space where you can cozy up in front of your living room fireplace? Or maybe you want to incorporate a work area to serve as your home office? The list goes on and on.

Once you have a sense of what the function of the living room will be, it’s time to think about arranging furniture in the space. Sectional sofas are a good choice for creating conversational circles in open floor plan living rooms. Long and narrow living rooms can benefit from an arrangement with a sofa against one of the long walls and the TV mounted against the opposite wall. For a small living room, consider using ottomans and benches as extra seating that doesn’t take up much space.

Here we designed one large, rectangular living room two ways to show some of the possibilities and help inspire you for your home.

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ectangular living room layoutLayout Idea #1: The Conversational Living Room

This long rectangular living room features a refined layout with traditional appeal and ample seating. It’s an open, beautiful space that creates a conversation circle as the focal point. It is spacious enough to allow for a large, functional coffee table and there is cozy seating by the fireplace. This layout is perfect for social gatherings and anyone who loves entertaining and showing off their beautiful home.

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ectangular living room layoutThe Key Elements

Having a large, sectional sofa pushed back against the wall creates space for additional furniture and maintains a good flow in the space. It adds additional depth to the room—and it has a great view out windows!

The room features plenty of additional seating options, too. The sofa, chairs, ottomans, and bench are all located in one section of the living room so that guests are drawn to the same area to mingle and converse. And low seating like the bench and ottoman are perfect furniture choices for this space because they don’t interrupt the view of the fireplace and window like some tall chairs would.

To make this living room layout extra primed for entertaining, it features a bar cabinet in the corner! An essential element of a good cocktail party, a bar cabinet also doubles as a handy place to store board games for game night. We also included a bookcase by the fireplace—who doesn’t love furniture that adds extra visual interest?  It also adds height and draws the eye to the fireplace area—plus, the display baskets also serve as extra storage.

ectangular living room layoutWill this rectangular living room layout work for you? Yes if…

  • You love any excuse to have guests over.
  • Your living room design has a fireplace and you want to take full advantage of it.
  • You are more into conversational furniture arrangements than staring at the TV.
  • You want the option of creating a small living room area for use as a den, study area or kids’ play zone!

ectangular living room layoutLayout Idea #2: The TV Viewing Living Room

We designed this rectangular living room as a space to watch TV and get comfy and cozy with your friends and fam. The living room is divided into two separate areas, but the transitional furniture and style across the whole space helps them blend together seamlessly. It’s a perfect idea for those who want a multi-purpose space to vege out with your favorite movie or cozy up by the fire with a good book.

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ectangular living room layoutThe Key Elements

The large, floating 3-piece sectional sofa is the heart and soul of this rectangular living room. Its three sides zone the entertainment space and then the area rug helps further define this part of the room. This furniture arrangement is perfect for movie nights or a celebratory TV binge with friends or family. The low arm of the sectional doesn’t block the fireplace and the circular coffee table makes it easy to slip into any seat on the couch.

In addition to the prime TV viewing area, there’s also a reading nook by the fireplace! Putting the armchair in the corner means you can enjoy both the cozy fireplace and the view from the window—and there’s plenty of light for reading. Two stools serve as extra seats in front of the fireplace, or you can pull one in front of the armchair as a footrest!

If your living room is doing double duty as an entryway, we added an end table by the entrance as a place to set mail and bags on the way in. Having a bench behind the sofa helps soften the visual effect of the long, blank sofa back and also offers a place to sit and take in the view out the window.

Will this rectangular living room layout work for you? Yes if you…

  • Love an ultra-comfy chill-out place for movie nights, sports games and anything else on the screen.
  • Prefer furniture that lets your guests kick back and get cozy versus a more formal gathering space.
  • Love an old-fashioned reading nook by the fire.
  • Have a living room that is immediately off the entryway.

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Layout Guide: Designing a Living Room with Slanted Walls

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In our Layout Guides series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. This week we take on the challenge of designing an oddly-shaped living room with slanted walls.

The Space: A 10×15 living room with a quirky, awkward shape with slanted walls that create lots of hard-to-handle nooks and crannies.

The Style: Modern and edgy

The Challenge: Designing an oddly shaped living room with slanted walls to make a comfortable space for lounging, working, playing and watching TV.

living roomIdea #1: Conversational Layout

Living room layout #1 is all about creating a space with flexible seating. Using a sofa + armchair combo gives you more versatility in your seating arrangement. It incorporates the TV with the sofa facing it for easy viewing, but it isn’t the main focus of the layout. Overall, the seating flexibility creates a cozy space that allows for an optional work area and room to entertain.

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officeHere’s Why This Living Room Layout Works

Ample Seating

Having both a sofa and an armchair means there is lots of cozy lounge space for getting comfy and watching TV. The two poufs offer even more flexible seating or easy footstools for kicking back and relaxing.

Space to Work

Instead of a side table next to the sofa, this design features a mini desk set up for a super sweet home office working space. The desk has casters so you can easily wheel it in and out of the room if you need more open space for entertaining.

nooksFills Out Nooks

This design uses one awkward corner as a place for plants to sunbathe. This not only brightens up the space, but also helps fill out the oddly shaped nook without drawing attention to the awkward angle. Having the armchair pulled out from the wall at a slant helps to better define and fill the space.

Clutter-Free

The wall-mounted bookcase adds extra vertical storage so you can stow various items without cluttering up the room. Open base furniture on tapered legs helps the room feel more open and airy, too.

This Is Great If You…

  • Want a comfy living room with plenty of extra seating.
  • Enjoy the option to watch TV, but don’t want it as the focal point.
  • Love to entertain guests and want a space that can easily make room for more visitors.
  • Like having a desk / workspace in the living room.
  • Love a clean, edgy and clutter-free space.

sofaIdea #2: Family-Friendly Layout

Layout Idea #2 puts the emphasis more on creating a casual, family-friendly place to lounge, play, and watch TV. The sectional allows for more room to sit in front of the TV and the remaining space makes a perfect play area for kids.

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sectionalHere’s Why This Living Room Layout Works

TV Viewing Space

In this design, the seating is super comfy and geared toward watching TV and lounging. The sectional sofa offers plenty of room in front of the television and the chaise part of the sectional helps divide the room and almost acts like a partition between two spaces.

Perfect Play Area

With the back of the chaise sectional facing a slanted wall, it creates a perfect play space for little ones! The triangular space makes a super cozy nook with a bookcase for easy toy storage. A playful elephant rug helps define and round out the space and also works well with the awkward shape caused by the slanted wall.

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The round coffee tables are a more kid-friendly option as there are no sharp corners to navigate. Your whole family also has plenty of room to stretch out on the sofa and space to move around. Plus, the arching floor lamp is a sleek way to add overhead lighting to the room if you don’t have a built-in fixture.

This Is Great If You…

  • Need cozy seating for TV viewing.
  • Want a fun play area for little ones.
  • Prefer a family-friendly space over an entertaining area.
  • Hate clutter and want a space that’s streamlined and easy to tidy up.

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