How to Arrange the Living Room with a Television – 11 Smart Tricks to Try

Televisions are one of the essential appliances residing in the living room as a means of entertainment. At some point, it may seem a little odd to bring entertainment to the living room, especially finding an ideal space to locate it. It is commonly displayed on the focal point of the living space that takes up an entire wall. To design smart, one must know where to locate it and how to decorate it as if it is blending with the entire space. Storing electronic components should have a designated space that compliments the style of the living area. We have scooped x tricks to steal on how to arrange the living room with a television. 

  1. Parallel Layout
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For those with limited spaces within the living room, we highly suggest a parallel layout in which the seating area is parallel to the location of the television. This provides equal retention of view while watching the television. It can be quite frustrating to see how some design layouts can compromise the view towards the television. The television is located on the accent wall of the living room where the designer placed a TV toddler to sustain the weight of the appliance equally. It also provides storage for all the other electrical components to know where to find them when you need them most. 

  1. Floating Divider
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If you are in an open-plan layout for the living room and prefer a little privacy from all the other spaces, a floating divider would work. It can be done by yourself or purchased on the different home design depots. What we love about this design is how it kept the mood and environment lighter compared to using a supplementary wall. Even though it is hollow, the placement of indoor botanical plants provided a different yet more vibrant view for the living room. To hold and stabilize the television, the designer opted for a bold cubic television rack where they can store DVDs, remote controls, and even hide the cables of the television itself. 

  1. Enclosed Layout
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For those who prefer a more private moment for the household or the guests, we highly suggest that a U-shape layout will do the trick. Its simplicity drags its functionality upwards. It helps in allowing to maximize the allocated space. The layout may seem to take much space but it works, especially in making the environment of the living room more communal. A U-shaped layout allows the household to work on collaborative activities rather than just the television. The living room is more than just a place to house guests. Instead, it is also the sanctuary for full-time entertainment. Besides, not all owned and rented houses are given great opportunities for more room. Sometimes, it is smart to combine the living room and entertainment room. 

  1. Angled View
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Living rooms with televisions are often the sanctuary of those who just want to rest after a long day of work and end up watching movies for dinner. As you can see in the example above, the armchair is angled to a degree that maximizes the view towards the television. This is an ideal layout for both introverts and extroverts. It has a specified space for when you are alone and another for when you belong to a group. What we love the most about this layout is how the furniture is not mostly up against the wall. Hanging the television on the wall with a floating TV table to keep the electronic needs. The view is elevated which makes it more efficient when watching. To top it off, having storage for all the electronics is a need these days. The growing technology will leave you demanding more. Thus, the seasonal upgrades of equipment. 

  1. Adjacent View
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When you have a living room with a television, you must consider all types of users that will gather around. Know whether or not you are focused on the household or guests. Sometimes, it can be a combination of both. In this case, the location of the television is close to the seating furniture. Assuming that the seating furniture is arranged in an L-shaped layout, there is a designated space for them to have a full view of the television and a space for hanging out and catering to guests. Always remember to consider the activities that are often done in the living room apart from watching television and catering to guests. Ensure that there is enough space or that the furniture can be easily moved around. The space here may seem small but for small households, it actually works well. 

  1. Relaxed Suite
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For a more casual layout, establish a relaxed seating arrangement for the entire household and guests. It would be best to add casual seating furniture for potential guests. Not all is a fan of hanging televisions. Thus, the use of a television rack. The rack is mainly for storage and an artificial fireplace. Technology proves how it is going places throughout the years. The choice of the rack did not interfere with the ideal design style. Instead, it added character to the entire look. It made the living room look less congested. All electronic items are kept and organized inside giving you the opportunity to know where to look when you lost the remote control. What we love about this setup is how it is open for a bigger number of people even though the living room is small. Layering a cozy rug across the space gives a more comfortable space for the guests to lounge during movie nights. 

  1. Leveled Arrangement
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If you are up for something less complicated in terms of design, you would love this arrangement. Opting for a multi-purpose desk would suffice for both occupational and recreational activities. What we love about the design is how coordinated the television is with the entire living room design bringing out the Japanese and Scandinavian vibe for the space. The design and layout seem casual for both spending the night alone or with friends. Since the living area looks smaller than it seems, the location of the television did not interfere with congesting the space. Having a television rack designed for various purposes is a smart must-have if you want to incorporate the entertainment area into the living area. 

  1. Spacious Layout
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Larger living rooms mean bigger spaces to fill. It does not necessarily mean you have to fill every inch with an appliance or furniture. Television screens are in solid black looking like a hole in the wall. The vibrance of the color highlights the television and the rack as if they are presented accordingly for the sake of entertainment. Trying to downplay its appearance can somehow be tricky to do, especially when the size is bigger taking up a huge percentage of the wall. We love how the television is hung up against the wall and a television rack resides beneath it. Based on the design and style of the rack, it has more room for different items to store in the living room. It has drawers and shelves where you can just make room for the unattended magazine and other gadgets since they do not have a coffee table in the center. 

  1. Inside the Box
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For a more collaborative setup for the living room, box-type layouts are an ideal form for bigger crowds. It can cater to more people and at the same time, bring the household together. What we love about this setup is how the television is the center of attraction. It is derived as the focal point of the living room. The designer got creative with how the television is enclosed with cabinets and drawers. It directs the people where to look when they need cables, chargers, and even remote controllers. It may be too big but it actually fits perfectly even in small spaces. Consider the television cabinet as a one-stop shop for all your gadget needs. There will be times when it can be difficult to arrange the living room with all the items gathered or cluttered around the space. As a high-maintenance space in the household, the living room should retain a cozy and vibrant space. 

  1. Low Levels
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One of the biggest considerations in arranging the living room with television is the scale and height. This establishes the comfortability of sight and mobility. As seen in the example above, the television is seated on a low television rack. It helps in preventing eye and neck strain from improper posture as caused by watching television or reading a book. Scale is important in putting up the living room with a television because you want to have a sense of balance and proportion to their sizes and not overlaying the design. The seats are held comfortably and more convenient to reach out or stretch while lounging or just relaxing. 

  1. Corner Filler
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For those who prefer to maximize every square foot of a living room, it would be smart to invest in pieces that fit in different setups. We love how the television rack sits perfectly on the corner of the living room. These are the spaces that are often wasted or just filled with other unnecessary items. This setup creates a more enclosed room for the living space. With the television seated next to the window, it minimizes the presence of glares which can be a bummer when watching television. 

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