9 Great 12′ x 12′ Living Room Layouts and Floor Plans

12' x 12' Living Room Layouts

In a 12′ by 12′ living room, you might think your layout options are limited, but actually, there are multiple ways to arrange your furniture or use interior design to completely change the look and feel of the space. The layout you choose will need to reflect how you want to use the room. For example, you might like to entertain, watch TV, or eat dinner in your living room, and all of these things will affect which layout will work best for you.

Check out these different layout options of 12′ by 12′ living rooms for inspiration.

Entertaining and Socializing Living Room

Entertaining and Socializing Living Room

This layout is ideal for a 12′ by 12′ living room if you want to use it for entertaining and socializing rather than as a TV room. The room features a sofa and two armchairs, with the armchairs facing the sofa at an angle that encourages discussion and a shared experience. The sofa and armchairs are all connected by the floor rug, which helps to define the space. In spite of the room being fairly small, it looks bright and airy due to the use of pale furnishings, which reflect the light streaming in through the large windows.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 1

Functional and Stylish

Functional and Stylish

If you have a 12′ by 12′ living room in which you want to create a calming chill-out area to relax in, then one great idea is to limit the seating. If you’re a couple or you live alone, then one sofa will be enough seating for day-to-day use, and it frees up the rest of the floor space for other pieces of furniture and accessories which can add style and atmosphere to the room. The layout of this room is both functional and stylish, with a modern coffee table and shelving unit for storage which also helps to anchor the space and define the vibe. By using pale colors and classic shapes, the room has a casual feel which is ideal for relaxing in.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 2

Many Seats

Many Seats

This living room layout has enabled the owner to fit in a large amount of seating in a relatively small space. They have achieved this by centering the armchairs and sofa around the coffee table in the middle of the room. If you have a large family who all like to hang out in the same room together, or you live with a group of friends, then this kind of layout will work well. Avoid making the room feel too full by choosing small armchairs and a petite sofa or loveseat.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 3

Modern and Minimalist FeelModern and Minimalist Feel

In a 12′ by 12′ living room, it can be hard to create a modern and minimalist feel while still ensuring functionality, but it is possible. If you want a minimal design, then choose a simple layout like this. Minimalism is all about negative space, the illusion of which can be achieved by using angular furniture with legs that extend the eye line underneath it. In this room, the chair, tables, and sofas are all designed in a way which allows us to see the floor beneath them, which creates the look of there being more space than there really is. The addition of built-in shelving helps to create storage without the need for freestanding furniture, which makes it feel like part of the structure of the room as opposed to more clutter.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 4

Open and Airy with White Walls

Open and Airy with White Walls

This 12′ by 12′ living room has a spacious and light feel due to the layout and choice of colors used for the interior design. The center of the room is signaled as the focal point due to the space-defining rug underneath the coffee table, which all of the seating is directed towards. This small room has fitted a fair amount of furniture in it, and in other circumstances might look cluttered, but in fact, it looks open and airy because of all the blank space that has been left on the clean white walls. If a patterned wallpaper had been used or a dark color of paint, this layout would look too busy, which shows that the color scheme and interior design style you pair with your layout needs to be well thought out.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 5

TV Room or Home Theatre

TV Room or Home Theatre

The layout in this space is ideal for a TV room or home theatre. By using a sectional or corner sofa in a 12′ by 12′ living room, you can maximize seating and relaxing space without having multiple pieces of furniture which could overwhelm the room. If you want to use a large sofa in a small room, then the key is to embrace it and make it a focal feature rather than try to disguise it. In this layout, the sofa is a bold color that stands out from the walls, and it is complemented by minimal pieces of furniture in a sleek design.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 6

Multifunctional Space

Multifunctional Space

If you have a living room that needs to be a multifunctional space, you can achieve it with this layout. The room features a sofa and coffee table for relaxing and a tall desk and bar stools, which could be used as a dining area, as additional seating for entertaining, or as a study space.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 7

Large Picture Window

Large Picture Window

In this living room, the large picture window has been emphasized by keeping the furnishings and interior neutral. A multifunctional area has been made in a small space by having the sofa pushed back against the wall and a coffee table close by at the side. A desk and chair also feature as a working area or additional seating.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 8

Symmetrical Living Room

Symmetrical Living Room

In a 12′ by 12′ living room, the space is square, so you have the opportunity to create symmetry to make the area feel organized and streamlined. Here, cubed shelf units have been used on opposite walls with the sofa in between them, providing plentiful storage space without intruding on the relaxing area. By sticking to shades of white for furniture and wall colors, the room gives the illusion of being larger than it is because the furniture blends into the background. Bunch your furniture together to create a large empty space in the room which is another way your layout can help to extend your space.

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12' x 12' Living Room Layout 9

If you like these plans for a small 12′ x 12′ living room, be sure to read the 10′ x 10′ bedroom plan layouts.