15 Best Awkward Living Room Layout Ideas (with Floor Plans)

Awkward Living Room Ideas

Check out these awkwardly shaped living room layouts for help with arranging furniture in your own home.

1. Sloped Ceiling Living Room Layout

Sloped Ceiling Living Room Layout

The sloping ceiling at one end of this living room has made for an awkward space for furniture arranging.

A sloped ceiling will prevent you from positioning any tall pieces of furniture against the wall, but you can overcome this issue by placing a sofa under the sloped ceiling. This actually works really well to create a cozy and safe feel for anyone using the sofa.

Check out the floor plan here.

Sloped Ceiling Living Room Layout Floor Plan

2. Long and Narrow Living Room Layout

Long and Narrow Living Room Layout

This space is very long and narrow, which has been made even more difficult by a fireplace that prevents any furniture from being placed against that wall.

This awkward room shape has been remedied by using small furniture items to help the space look more proportional. Two log stumps have been used for coffee tables in front of a sofa that faces two minimalist-style chairs.

Check out the floor plan here.

Long and Narrow Living Room Layout Floor Plan

3. Tiny Living Room Layout

Tiny Living Room Layout

This is a very small living room that has been made to feel bigger through the use of a glass wall into the next room, creating more light and longer sightlines to give the illusion of more space.

The furniture has been kept minimal to ensure the living room remains open and airy. One sofa faces a small coffee table, which has an upholstered cube to one side that could be used as a stool to sit on or a footrest.

Check out the floor plan here.

Tiny Living Room Layout Floor Plan

4. Narrow Rectangular Living Room

Narrow Rectangular Living Room

This living room is large in terms of square footage, but the shape of it is a narrow rectangle that can make it hard to furnish. This problem has been addressed by using a corner sofa at one end of the room and a matching chair at the other end.

The seating furniture faces each other while also facing the TV, making it a good space for entertaining or relaxing. The addition of a glass wall surrounding the TV creates more light and space.

Check out the floor plan here.

Narrow Rectangular Living Room Floor Plan

5. Open Plan Kitchen Living Room

Open Plan Kitchen Living Room

 

This living room sits side by side with an open-plan kitchen. The open layout creates the feeling of spaciousness; however, the living room area itself is very small.

A sofa occupies the back wall, and an armchair sits opposite it at an angle to encourage entertaining. A central coffee table has a foot stool positioned beside it, which can double up as additional seating.

Check out the floor plan here.

Open Plan Kitchen Living Room Floor Plan

6. L-Shaped Living Room Layout

L-Shaped Living Room Layout

The shape of this living room has been defined by a central fireplace, which the rest of the room fits around. A clever way to work with awkward spaces like this is to section up different areas.

For example, here, there is a seating area and a dining area. The armchair is positioned at an angle that helps to keep the space flowing and not feel too formal and structured.

Check out the floor plan here.

L-Shaped Living Room Layout Floor Plan

7. Basement Living Room Layout

Basement Living Room Layout

This is a standard-shaped room, but the position of the stairs and the large fireplace reduce the wall space available for positioning furniture.

This issue has been overcome with a large sectional sofa pushed into one corner, with another armchair angled in the next corner to create plenty of seating space.

Check out the floor plan here.

Basement Living Room Layout Floor Plan

8. Attic Living Room Layout

Attic Living Room Layout

This attic living room has a wall of sloping windows and a vertical beam supporting the roof structure. Both of these features make furniture arranging tricky because you have to plan your furniture around the architecture of the room.

The sofa has been positioned under the sloping windows, which works well because sofas don’t require a good height.

Attic Living Room Layout Floor Plan

9. Small Attic Living Room

Small Attic Living Room

This attic living room features a gently sloping wall and an area of the wall that juts out into the middle of the room. As is advisable with sloping walls, the sofa has been positioned here because sofas don’t require good head height.

An ottoman is centered in the space, which can double up as both a coffee table or footstool. Extra seating comes in the form of more chairs and stools. The odd-shaped wall has been made into a feature rather than a problem by fixing art in frames to the wall.

Small Attic Living Room

10. Split Level Living Room Layout

Split Level Living Room Layout

This living room sits at a lower level than the rest of the floor, so furniture cannot be positioned in front of the steps as this is where the room is accessed, and it could create a safety issue.

Instead, seating has been accommodated by one large sectional sofa tucked into a corner. The space has been opened out by the rug that is set at an angle.

Check out the floor plan here.

Split Level Living Room Layout Floor Plan

11. Supporting Beams in Living Room Layout

Supporting Beams in Living Room Layout

This living room features vertical beams and an area of sloping ceiling, making furniture arrangement awkward.

The best thing to do in this scenario is to set the sofa under the sloped ceiling and allow space around the beams.

Check out the floor plan here.

Supporting Beams in Living Room Layout Floor Plan

12. Pitched Roof Living Room

Pitched Roof Living Room

This living room sits in the space beneath a pitched roof, which has created two sloped ceilings.

As the head height is much lower at either end of the room, seating furniture should be positioned here, with taller furniture towards the middle of the pitch.

Check out the floor plan here.

Pitched Roof Living Room Floor Plan

13. Open Plan Living Room Layout

Open Plan Living Room Layout

This living room backs onto a kitchen, with a sofa being used as the divider between the two rooms. This is a good way to layout an open plan living room to separate the two spaces.

Check out the floor plan here.

Open Plan Living Room Layout Floor Plan

14. Coastal Living Room Layout

Coastal Living Room Layout

The furniture could be difficult to arrange in this room because one wall is made up of windows, one is a fireplace, and one side is a vacant open space leading to the kitchen.

The sofa has been positioned against the windows to face the fireplace, which is the only logical place it could fit.

Check out the floor plan here.

Coastal Living Room Layout Floor Plan

15. Angled Fireplace Layout

Angled Fireplace Layout

This living room has an angled fireplace, with furniture placed opposite it to balance out the space. An area rug helps to keep the seating area separate.

Check out the floor plan here.

Angled Fireplace Layout Floor Plan