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How to Arrange a Living Room With Three Entrances

If your living room has three entrances, it may be a little more difficult to give it a warm, inviting look due to all of the open space. You can make the room a comfortable gathering place for friends and family through the use of furniture placement and decorative items, however.


Separate Seating Arrangements

Create a warm and inviting living room.

One of the most important things to consider when decorating a living room is how to group the furniture.  Create a space that encourages family members and guests to interact with each other by creating comfortable seating areas.

You can place a sofa and coffee table near one entrance, two reading chairs and a small table near another, and a love seat and a standing lamp by the last one.  Make sure that the chairs face the room's focal point, such as a TV or fireplace.


Central Arrangement

If your living room features three entrances, such as doorways to a den, to a kitchen and to a bathroom, arrange all of your furniture in the center of the space to create a cozy environment.  A central arrangement is especially ideal if you don't have much furniture to work with.

Arrange a couch and love seat to form an "L" shape in the center of the living room, with furniture backs to the entrances.  Set a coffee table in the center of the seats, and display a TV on a stand against a wall in front of the furniture.

Decorate the perimeter of the room and any open corners with plant stands or bookcases. 


Rugs

You can use plush floor [rugs](https://society6com/rugs?utm_source=SFGHG&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=8775) to define different areas of the room and to create a warm look near each entrance.  Rugs featuring coordinating colors or designs will also work to give a large living room a cohesive look.

For instance, place matching rugs near each separate seating area, or set one large decorative rug under the coffee table in a room featuring a central arrangement. 


Distinct Areas

Take advantage of the living room's multiple entrances by dividing the space into three distinct areas.  Create a television-viewing area, complete with a comfortable sofa, a side table for snacks and an entertainment center near one entrance.

Turn the space near another entrance into a work area by setting up a computer desk and chair set.  Make the area near the third entrance a place for relaxing and reading by including a reclining chair, a bookcase and a standing lamp.

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