Laying out modern living room furniture in the best way promotes conversation, directs traffic through space and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Try a few different layouts on paper before you move furniture around the room to find one that works best for your room design. Know the primary use of the room, such as watching television, entertaining guests or spending time with the family when planning the layout of your furniture.
The way you place your modern living room furniture determines the way people move through the room. Examine how you move through the room to find the best traffic pattern for your furniture. To analyze your traffic flow in the living room, look at the entrances to the living room and the areas that guests and family will visit in the room to help you place the furniture in the relevant places.
Choose the turning point for the living room before deciding where to place furniture. A focal point can be a fireplace, entertainment center, television, art or something else. Arrange the modern living room furniture around the focal point for friends and family to enjoy. For example, if the television or entertainment center is the focal point of the room, arrange seating to allow each seat a view of the television.