More common than one might think, the rectangular shape inside a living room allows you to optimize spaces in a decidedly functional way and to create a broad perspective perception even in cases where the width of the environment is instead limited.
If you are wondering how to furnish a rectangular living room making the most of it, whether it is characterized by a generous size or a narrow and long plant, here you will find a wide selection of original ideas that inspire a design as modern as it is classic.
The 23 original furnishing ideas that we have chosen to show you will allow you to fully understand how to exploit the perspective within a rectangular environment, how to enhance the lighting and how to create areas of interest if you wish, which then create a sort of ideal separation in the living room itself, for example between the living, dining and open kitchen areas.
How to furnish a rectangular living room in a modern style
Our journey to discover evocative interior projects begins with those inspired by a modern style and a contemporary character. To increase the brightness and the perception of amplitude inside a rectangular living room, you can first opt for the creation of large windows capable of creating a sense of continuity with the outside.
Comfortable sofas and armchairs, to be combined with low tables, can follow the length of the living room or positioned so as to create a sort of closed sitting room that therefore only visually delimits the living area. If you love open space environments, you can then insert the kitchen on one of the two sides of the rectangle, followed by a dining area that then proceeds naturally into the living room.
How to furnish a rectangular living room in a classic style
Whether you love a classic or modern style, when furnishing a rectangular living room it is preferable to opt for equipped walls or bookcases capable of accompanying the sense of continuity, therefore furnishings that follow the length of the perimeter without breaking its linearity.
As for the choice of colors, our advice is to decide for a single shade, if you want a touch of dynamism you can insert paintings or mirrors.