Break Free of the Wall: Sofas on the Diagonal

Sofa, loveseat, coffee table, end table – squared to the wall. It's a classic living room arrangement for a reason. But sometimes it's not the best option. Could your room benefit from a sofa placed on the diagonal?

This studio has great original details — high ceilings, fireplace, gigantic bow windows — but when people walked in, it looked sparse. With one wall filled with built-in bookcases and the fireplace, and the other with windows, there seemed to be only one place to put seating. Directly across from the fireplace is the front door, and with the sofa flush against the wall, the fireplace is off to the side and the seating looked off-balance.

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Our stager did no more than paint, add a rug and rearrange our seller's current furniture, and look at the difference! The diagonal placement of the sofa still leaves access to the fantastic windows, but provides room for more seating and allows the fireplace to work as the focal point.

So tell us, do you have your sofa on a diagonal?

Images: Tara Bellucci

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Tara is a Boston-based marketing maven-turned-lifestyle writer, who spends her time thrift shopping, canning, and doing DIY projects.

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