The living room in your house could
be a private as well as a public place. It must be a place where
you can relax whilst you might also want the room to reflect your
tastes and personality.
Positioning your furniture within the living room must be done
in such a manner so that they respond to each other and also to
the lighting condition etc. If there are children they may need
a good area of floor space to play around, although they should
not be able to get at dangerous or breakable objects.
Seating arrangements in any case need to be flexible so that varying
numbers of people can be accommodated without making small groups
seem lost or large ones squashed up together.
Though the sitting area is the first consideration most living
rooms are nowadays expected to house other activities. Secondary
uses must be thought out carefully so that the various inhabitants
can go about their business without disturbing each other.
Here is a checklist for you to relate activities to furniture
and equipment. Add any of your possible activities and extra furniture
and go on from there.
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