How to Arrange an Odd-Shaped Living Room

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  • 1-20 hours
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Dealing with odd shaped rooms can be discouraging, and often frustrating. Decorating odd-shaped rooms leaves most people feeling annoyed and the odd-shaped room ends up receiving the least amount of attention just because it's tricky to make work. It is more common in older homes to have oddly shaped rooms but it's not hopeless. There are several things you can do to make the room appear as it should.

Step 1 - Dress the Windows

If the room has several windows, use the same patterned window treatments to unify the room, allowing the space to appear like it's more fluid and connected than it really is.

Step 2 - Divide the Room

room divider with dining and living room in the background

If you are dealing with a large space and just don't know what to do with it, try turning the area into several smaller rooms. For instance one large room can be turned into a living room, reading room, and perhaps also a sitting room.

Step 3 - Keep Wall Coverings Neutral

Instead of using a bold color on the walls, stick with beiges and creams and use your furniture as the room's focal point.

Step 4 - Add a Beautiful Area Rug

Try adding a large area rug in the center of the room as well to deter focus from oddly shaped walls.