Helpful Tips for Arranging Your Home Furniture
Buying new pieces of furniture is exciting but putting them together is no easy task. No wonder why an empty room can be overwhelming sometimes. Good thing there are some basic rules you can follow to help you get started:
Balance is Key
When the furniture arrangement is not balanced, the room will feel a bit off and disorganized. Try not to have one side of the room look emptier than the other side as it can weigh down the look of the whole space. Don’t put together all small or large furniture in one area and make sure there’s always variety in shapes (like if you have a straight-line sofa, consider getting a round coffee table to complement it).
Choose a Focal Point
It’s either your window, a television, or a fire place. This is important as you’ll definitely want to arrange the furniture around it. You can also create one by featuring an accent wall, highlighting an artwork, or playing up with existing architectural details.
Consider the Foot Traffic
Avoid placing large furniture pieces near the door and try to keep entryways open even if you’re working with smaller spaces. Give a few inches between the sofa and between the chairs so people won’t be tripping over each other. The room has to be clear of obstacles to allow everyone move from one end of the room to the other without difficulty.
Determine the Function of your Space
Start by asking yourself if it’s a place where you want to entertain guests or a place where you simply want to relax? For conversation areas, sofas and chairs should be facing each other so it’s easy to talk. If you want a more private place in the house, take advantage of windows and place a comfortable seat where you can de-stress anytime you want. Remember, how you place your furniture sets the tone for how you’ll use the space.
Begin with the Largest Furniture
Identify your main piece. If it’s in the living room, it would be your sofa; in your dining room, it would be your table; and in the bedroom, your bed. This main piece should be in its right place before you even put anything else.
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