10 Excellent Square Living Room Layouts

Square living rooms can present a challenge in terms of arranging furniture because typically, the longest walls in a living room are where you would position the sofas; however, in a square room, all walls will be roughly the same length.

Here we look at some stylish and practical square living room layouts to help inspire and impress.

Symmetrical Art Deco Living Room

Symmetrical Art Deco Living Room

This is a rectangular living room that has been made into a square shape due to the addition of the stairway leading to the upper floor. This image depicts perfectly how a square room is an ideal opportunity to have a symmetrical layout.

The sofa is the central focus of the room and is framed by matching chairs, standing lamps, and side tables at either end. The furniture layout is almost a complete mirror image of itself, with the exception of the coffee tables that offer added interest by being nesting tables at different heights.

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Symmetrical Art Deco Living Room

Social Symmetry Layout

Social Symmetry Layout

The bones of this living room are symmetrical even without any furniture due to the square nature of the space and the matching arched windows. The furniture is laid out in a symmetrical way to further emphasize the architectural features of the room.

The two sofas face each other in the middle of the room around a coffee table, providing an ideal socializing space. The area rug further defines the middle of the room as the focus and ties the central furniture together. Corner bookcases in two opposite corners of the room add to the symmetry.

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Social Symmetry Layout and Floor Plan

Modern and Minimalist Square Living Room

Modern and Minimalist Square Living Room

This square living room features two sofas positioned at a corner angle together to create an ‘L’ shape. This makes for a seating arrangement that works well for watching TV, as well as socializing.

The couches are set around an area rug with a coffee table on it, which outlines this portion of the room as the space where people gather.

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Modern and Minimalist Square Living Room and Floor Plan

Small and Bright Square Living Room

Small and Bright Square Living Room

This is a small square living room, but it feels bright and spacious due to the decor choices and the layout of the furniture.

There is one sofa in the room with two chairs, which will provide plenty of seating and is a better option than two sofas that would provide the same amount of seating but take up more space and make the room appear smaller.

The area rug in the middle of the room ties all of the seating furniture together to create a cohesive design even though the chairs and sofa aren’t matching.

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Small and Bright Square Living Room and Floor Plan

Sectional Sofa in Square Space

Sectional Sofa in Square Space

This is a square living room that features a large sectional sofa in one corner. This large piece of furniture dominates the space and helps to define the style of the decor.

The sofa faces the TV to make the room a place to relax, with a coffee table between the two to hold drinks or snacks. The lack of additional seating furniture means that the room feels large and open despite the sofa being a chunky item.

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Sectional Sofa in Square Space and floor Plan

Simple Square Living Room Layout

Simple Square Living Room Layout

This living room has a very simple, utilitarian style with a neutral color palette and uncomplicated furnishings. There is one Scandinavian-style sofa against a wall, with a low storage unit on the opposing wall. A coffee table sits between the two, offering a spot to rest drinks.

This layout is very minimalist as there are only a few furniture items, which makes for a relaxing and calming atmosphere free from clutter. The addition of houseplants helps to connect this room to nature, which also adds to the soothing feel of the space.

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Simple Square Living Room Layout and Floor Plan

Angular Living Room Layout

Angular Living Room Layout

The choice of angular furniture in this living room has made a feature out of the square shape of the room. The coffee table, the wall shelf unit, and the standing lamp all have sharp angular corners, which highlights the angular shape of the space.

Even the sofa and armchair have straight edges that result in a square-looking design. The windows have not been fitted with curtains or blinds, which allows the square shape of the windows to become more obvious.

The room benefits from two sources of soft lighting, which helps to prevent all of the straight lines on the furniture from creating a look that is too severe.

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Angular Living Room Layout and Floor Plan

Offset Living Room Design

Offset Living Room Design

This square living room has been laid out with a sofa set to one side, which creates the illusion that the room is more rectangular than square. There is a central area rug that helps to tie the sofa and two chairs together.

This is particularly useful in this case because the seating furniture is all mismatched, so the rug provides some cohesion and unity. A nightstand has been used as a side table that creates a useful surface for a lamp, as well as some storage space in the drawers.

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Offset Living Room Design Floor Plan

Formal Living Room Layout

Formal Living Room Layout

This is a large square living room with a formal layout that would work well for entertaining guests. One side of the room features a sofa, while the opposite side has two matching armchairs angled to face the center of the space.

A large rug that reaches underneath both the sofa and the armchairs helps to unify the seating furniture, along with a coffee table in the middle of the space.

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Formal Living Room Layout and Floor Plan

Cozy Square Living Room Layout

Cozy Square Living Room Layout

This square room includes a comfy sofa that occupies one entire wall. The opposite wall features two slim rectangular windows, which are mirrored by the two slim rectangular tables in the middle of the room.

A plush armchair to match the sofa is positioned in one corner at an angle to face into the room, making it an ideal socializing space. A sturdy-looking dresser cabinet is against one of the walls, providing storage space and also helping to ground the room with its weighty look.

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Cozy Square Living Room Layout and Floor Plan

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