Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 16, 2017
Whether you rent an apartment or a house or buying a ready-to-use home, you may encounter a problem with typical room shapes and layouts, such as the L-shaped living or dining room. Compared with square or rectangle rooms, the L-shaped ones are more challenging and troublesome to decorate and layout. But don’t worry, we have your back! In this article, you’ll find some tips to decorate and layout your L-shaped room to improve the flow and function, as well as make it looks fabulous!
1) Decide the function of each zone
To optimize the L-shaped room’s layout, the first thing to do is to decide which function will be in which area. You need to determine the function of the smaller part of the L, as well as the larger part. Make your decision based on your daily activities you used to do. For example, you may want to make the larger part or L-shaped living room as a comfortable sitting area for family and friends to gather and have good times, and the smaller part of L as a reading nook with a comfortable wingback chair and some shelves filled with books. Once you decide the function of each part, you can determine what kind of furnishing needed in every part.
2) Determine how open you want the parts to be to one another
Decide whether you want to separate or unite both smaller and larger parts. That will help you arrange the furniture layout. For example, if you want to have a small dining area in the smaller part of the L, you can place a table and some chairs, and in the larger part of the L, you can put a sectional sofa overlooking the small dining area so people in both areas can talk to each other. If you decided to have a small reading nook or maybe a home office in the smaller area, just place your L-shaped sectional sofa against the small room. You can also add area rugs to separate both rooms.
3) Make the space larger with color
Even if you want to separate the functions of both the room, you may want to make the L-shaped living room looks bigger. Try to paint the walls in the entire L-shaped room a single color. This will help your eye read the room as one fluid space. Accessorize both sections of the room with coordinating colors, patterns, and accents.