Last updated on July 28th, 2023 at 07:51 am
The living room comes to mind first when you think of decorating a home. That may be for the obvious reason—it’s where we spend most of our time apart from the bedroom. It’s also the area where we welcome our guests and spend most of the time. We want to communicate our style and offer a chilling environment to all visitors. A well-thought-out layout makes any living room warm and welcoming.
Unfortunately, achieving that is never easy with an awkward space. Such spaces come in different shapes and sizes, including slanted walls or extremely tiny spaces. Whether you’re struggling to arrange an awkward living room with a fireplace or just trying to keep everything modest with an appropriate furniture layout, there’s always a solution for every design. This post will discuss in detail everything you need to know about awkward living room space designs.
Attic Living Room
This modern attic living room design blends well with a bohemian touch featuring an artistic rectangular glass table placed strategically near the white sofa. The exposed beams of timber tie well with the dominant bright white décor on the floor, walls, and the sectional couch.
The arrangement leaves enough walking space in all areas of the room without the worry of any possible distractions. The sloped windows bring in soft natural light for a refreshing feel while allowing a romantic sky-view and beautiful outdoor scenery from the couch. It’s elegant, modern simplicity with white colors and shades of tan on exposed timber and one seater sofa thoughtfully placed near the stairs.
Long Awkward Living Room Layout
Most long living rooms are narrow, making them tricky to arrange and make them look wider. It can be more challenging for an awkward design like the one above. However, we’ve made it look effortless with a clever color selection and furniture layout design. Below are some thoughtful tips on the design.
Decluttering any space makes it feel expansive instantly. Here, we’ve purely stuck with the necessary items such as the furniture. Put all the tiny unnecessary items like toys off sight or use small living room storage ideas to hide them away.
Use Bright Colors
Brighter rooms give an automatic expansive expression. Use soft tones such as sky blue, white, or green for maximum effect. Note the inviting ambiance in the above layout. The wall artworks have some dark shades to create a slight contrast from the wall color.
Unite Two Rooms
You can always separate a long awkward living room into two zones—dining and conversion or TV viewing section. It’s much easier with a long living room with two predefined sections as one above. We’ve left enough walking space for a smooth transition from one zone to the other without making it feel like two rooms.
Small Apartment Living Room
When arranging a small apartment living room, the best approach is to keep everything appropriately sized. Do not allow one item to overpower the others in the room. Here are some tips we’ve applied in the above design.
Adopt a Minimalist Style
Keep as little items as possible in the room. There are many minimalist living room ideas that will work with any small apartment living room regardless of the design.
Use Reflection on the Wall
Mirrors make any room feel spacious and airy. Position them to reflect all the light available in the room. Choose the mirror size depending on the size of your room. Here, we’ve used clever mirrors that look like art pieces with lovely frames that complement the rest of the room decor.
Select your Furniture Wisely and Brighten Up
Avoid dark leather seats or rustic designs. Embrace simple furniture designs and make it small-space friendly with a pouf and pillows on the couch. A small round table and a stylish rug should complete the look.
Awkward Living Room with Corner Fireplace
An awkward living room with a corner fireplace is tricky to design, but it’s still doable. Although it’s easier to ignore a corner fireplace as a focal point in the living room, here, we surrounded it with the right accessories to ensure it still captures the attention.
An adjacent wall of windows, a great piece of artwork, and other minor works of art on the mantel made this design flawless. The flower decoration is strategically placed in a bright surrounding next to the window and front of the fireplace to grab attention and create a nice welcoming atmosphere.
Awkward Living Room with Angled Walls
An awkward living room with angled walls can have many dead spaces if you don’t plan the design well. In this architectural design, we chose an artistic décor where every turn leads to a whole new refreshing zone.
Notice the simple art display on the angled corner ushering you into the sitting area. The rug color is carefully chosen to coordinate with the seats and the wall décor. The space allows enough natural sunlight, making it a perfect low-key hangout spot on a sunny afternoon. Wide windows also allow you a gaze at the outdoor beautiful scenery.
Living Room with Beams
This architectural design with high beams and expansive windows is a breadth of modernity and elegance. This is a perfect example that not all living room beams must be rusty to look trendy. We painted the beams to match the color of the wall to achieve a contemporary style home.
The ceiling spotlights are proportionally spaced to cover the seating area and add more glamour to the living room. We chose a minimalist approach, with every piece of furniture perfectly positioned in its rightful position. A side-by-side furniture arrangement was perfect for this long, narrow floor design. Instead of the traditional coffee table at the center, we went for an elegant round glass table to emphasize modernity and class.
Living Room with Multiple Doors
Designing a room with multiple doors is not an easy task. It’s more daunting for an awkward space or a small room. In this design, we opted for separate functional zones. The furniture on each section is carefully selected according to the available space to fit and still leave enough walkways.
A small media console, a small round table, and an armchair fitted perfectly on one section. The trick is to ensure that your functional zones are correctly sized without feeling cramped. One entrance should lead you to a particular zone without distractions between any two seating areas.
Living Room with Low Ceiling
A low ceiling can make your inner décor and style feel cramped. But that should not restrict you from styling your room. Interior décor experts say styling a low ceiling is more fun than the taller ones. The first trick that comes to mind when styling a low ceiling is to think of vertical patterns. Thankfully, in this design, the windows were long enough—stretching from the ceiling down to the ground.
Long curtains on such windows draw the eye up, thus creating a higher ceiling illusion. A minimalist approach is another great idea that creates an expansive illusion. A larger space will shift attention from the low ceiling and focus on the airy atmosphere. Ceiling spotlights and bright inner décor are great additions for making a room look larger. The staircase design and the wide TV holder also worked magic in stressing an expansive horizontal space.
Living Room with Stairs
Living rooms with staircases have many design options. You can turn them into cozy study areas, store your footwear or even create a hidden storage cabinet. Unfortunately, that’s only possible for stairs with wide hidden spaces. We decided to keep everything simple for our stair design without any items underneath. Just leave enough space between the furniture arrangement. Otherwise, this is not the type of stairs to use storage below, not even plants. However, that may be an option if it’s a long slanted staircase
Rectangular Living Room
Rectangular living rooms, especially spacious ones, are easier to design than most living room layouts. The style may vary depending on the furniture and personal tastes. You can always divide it into two zones based on your focal points, such as the TV or a fireplace. We decided to style the room in different bright colors that complement each other well in our design.
A large beige console on a carpet with shades of gray against a dark wall was a perfect combination. Sofa positioning in a rectangular living room is not a big hassle once you determine your focal points. Here, we decided to ignore the beautiful outdoor scenery for a different focal point. Bright red pillow colors, yellow circular piece of art, and the green curtain are perfect contrasts that create powerful emotions and energy in the room.
Make the Most of Your Awkward Living Room Layout
Use these awkward living room layout ideas to make the most of your awkward living room. Make your space perfect for relaxation, entertaining, and spending time with family.