Expert Tips To Arrange Your Living Room

A well-organised living room will be reflective of the house as a whole and is also key to achieving the maximum relaxation you deserve. After all, it’s the room that will be used most often!

The best way to begin an update to any room is to have a clear out. By removing everything from your living room you can decide what items are important to you and worth keeping. The clear out is great for clarity - both in the room and your mind!

Pick A Focal Point

NCF Living Camborne Range

Either a fireplace, entertainment centre or piece of art is perfect for directing all living room furniture. Have a centre piece as the main feature of the room and the rest of the furniture anchored around for a clear structure. You can always use your central table for this in a living room as well as this will encourage the flow of conversation, like how our Camborne range is organised here.

Use An Array Of Living Room Tables

NCF Living Tuscany Living Room Furniture


Coffee tables are perfect for tying a room together, looking stylish and, of course, being extremely useful. As a general rule, it is preferred to have some sort of table within reach of each piece of seating furniture. We would always recommend opting for a coffee table as a main table and then making use of other tables (like a lamp table) around the room. Find out about how to decorate your coffee table here.

Have a Living Room Theme

NCF Living Tuscany

By keeping to a certain trend for the room, it will feel well put together and cohesive as opposed to distracting and messy. Although it's not mandatory, the best way to achieve this is to stick to one range of living room furniture and use this throughout so it all matches. For example, the combination of this Tuscany nest of tables and also display unit do wonders to bring the room together.

Neutral Coloured Sofa

NCF Living Texas Two Seater Chair
Choosing a sofa is a big decision and it goes without saying that it should be a purchase that lasts you a long time. Although it can be tempting to go for a show-stopping statement sofa in a bold colour. We recommend opting for a colour in a neutral colour which will outlast trends. In fact, having a neutral sofa means you can decorate it up to go with trends with throws and pillows, then change them as trends change. This gives you a lot more flexibility and is a lot cheaper than replacing your sofa every 2 years! Take this textured black 2 seater chair and armchair, which has been covered with cushions to match the theme of the room. These can easily be swapped as your design preference changes.

Floating Furniture

NCF Living Westbury Lamp Table

A common response to a small living room is to push up the furniture against the wall to create more room. In actual fact, this leads to a gaping space in the middle of the room and throws the room off balance. This can also be similar to a waiting room layout - which certainly isn’t how you want your living room to feel! Try to create groupings of furniture rather than everything placed against a wall to create an airy atmosphere like here with the Westbury lamp table.

Try An Ottoman

NCF Living Rio Ottoman


Inject a splash of luxurious convenience into your living room with an ottoman. The true meaning of an all-rounder! It can be used in lieu of a coffee table by placing a tray on top, to create a sturdy surface. It can also be used for extra seating when guests are over, and as great footrest when you are relaxing in the evenings!

Now you know how to arrange your living room like a pro, why not check NCF Living’s range of living room furniture to create the space you have always dreamed of?
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