The Bashir Armchair – Living Room Layout Ideas

The Bashir armchair is an all-star utility infielders of decorating. It’s a key player in any room, can change positions easily and pinch–hit wherever needed. Like with any accent chair, laying it out in a room can be difficult, especially when you factor in television placement, space restrictions, open floor plans, and natural pathways. Every living room layout is different and there are lots of ways to solve your difficult-to-layout space, but we’ve put together some foolproof living room layout options to make adding a Bashir armchair easier.

One of the first things you need to do when decorating a room and adding a new furniture piece is deciding on a layout. In the living room, figuring out the right layout for you depends on how you want to use your space and what pieces you want to include. So, start by asking yourself how you want to use your living room and how will this new chair fit in?

Before we start, let’s get into a few basics that will help you create a functional room layout with the Bashir armchair.

  • DON’T BE A WALLFLOWER — The Bashir armchair is an accent chair but it’s doesn’t have to sit on a wall. Float your chairs out from the wall. No wallflowers allowed.
  • DIVIDE & CONQUER — Instead, divide your large room into smaller areas to create two intimate seating areas using the Bashir armchair rather than one large one. Any gathering of more than ten people will naturally break up into smaller conversations, so keep your seating arrangements tight.

How to plan your living room layout with the Bashir armchair

When considering living room layout ideas for your Bashir armchair, first consider your floor plan. The size of your space and the flow of foot traffic matter. If you forget these elements, you may disrupt the natural walking spaces in your living area causing the chair to seem out of place or in the way.

Think about how often you entertain and what design ideas fit with your home’s style. If your living area shares space with a home office, playroom, or dining area, you also want to consider using the chair in an efficient multi-use design.

Conversation Space

Creating a conversation space feels cozy and directs the focal point to the center of the room instead of towards a television. A layout that encourages and enhances conversation starts with great seating. A conversation space feels cozy and directs the focal point to the center of the room instead of towards a television.

A pair of armchairs facing each other is great for large open floor plans because it naturally divides the space, and it works great for narrow rooms too.

In rooms where you’ve got lots of doorways, you may not be able to place two armchairs directly across from your sofa, but that’s ok. Instead, angle your pair of chairs in a way that makes crossing the room easier.

If you’ve got a big space but still need to leave plenty of pathways, consider two sofas placed perpendicular to each other and 1 chair of different size in the corner. This arrangement leaves plenty of room for navigating in and out and has a mix of furniture that works for lounging or socializing.

If you’ve got a larger space, consider bringing in two pairs of chairs to create a u-shape. Maybe one pair is large and more like a reading chair so you’d be comfortable lounging, while the other pair is meant for sitting up and socializing. Or maybe you have four of the same chair like we’ve done above.

Media Friendly

A living room focused on media and entertaining could use the Bashir armchair differently. Media-focused living room layouts orient the seating to face the main screen in the room so that no one gets a neck ache trying to see the screen.

If you’ve got a larger space, consider bringing in two pairs of armchairs to create a u-shape. Maybe one pair is large and more like a reading chair so you’d be comfortable lounging, while the other pair is meant for sitting up and socializing.

Most rooms are rectangular, so a rectangular room arrangement usually feels the most natural. If you already have a sectional, consider bringing 2 armchairs into the fourth missing corner. This will complete that natural rectangular shape while allowing you to easily move through your living room.


When it comes to designing a living room, we often think the first step is landing on a color palette or selecting your decor (probably because they’re the most exciting parts of the process). But the secret ingredient to a well-designed, functional space that actually brings the aforementioned puzzle pieces to their full potential is arranging everything into the best layout possible

When selecting your layout, orienting elements are a great place to start. There are certain architectural details that beg you to lay out your space to highlight them. Fireplaces, breathtaking views, or bay windows are all asking to be showcased by your design. Another orienting element could be a TV if you’re planning to watch all the big games in that room. Sometimes, though, a room is just a room. In this instance, you may have a lot more freedom to position your furniture.

Playing with living room layout ideas is work but it can be so much fun. Whether you’re doing a living room makeover for an existing space or you just moved into a new home, planning is essential. Save your favorite furniture pieces, measure your room carefully, and explore different arrangement options before you buy.

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