Are you a furniture re-arranger? That is someone who gets bored with the look of their home or rooms in their home and has to change things up every so often. Avoid boredom and poor room dynamics with these tips on how to arrange furniture in any room. You never knew it was this easy.
Tip #1 – Start big and work your way down.
When working with furniture, use the largest piece first. It could be the couch or it might be the entertainment center. Find a position that is both functional and practical within the room. For example, if you have a short wall in your living room, use something that will fit on that wall without overhang. The largest piece of furniture may have to sit opposite on the longer wall.
Tip#2 – Arrange furniture around a central object.
This could be a coffee table. Place it in the center of the room and position furniture so everyone could reach the table from their seat. Now, everyone can have a place for their drinks and a central place to hold a conversation or play a game. Be sure to leave at least five inches of space so you don’t hit the coffee table each time you sit or stand.
Tip#3 – Know which way your doors open.
There is nothing worse than having a door that can’t swing freely. Positioning furniture behind a door that opens in is waiting for an accident to happen. Either the hand of the person in the chair will get smashed or the door will get damaged from always hitting the furniture. Leave doorways free of furniture and open doorways free from furniture that overhangs into the space.
Tip#4 – Use all of the space in the room.
There is no hard and fast rule that says that couches and chairs need to be against a wall. In a large room, you will get an echo effect if you do that. For family, the seating is too far apart to hold a conversation without shouting. You can group furniture around a central point in your rooms. For example, if you have a fireplace, you can place two side chairs around it for cozy seating and arrange the couch and love seat around the television as another sitting area. Leaving space between walls and furniture makes small rooms appear large.
How is your furniture arranged? Have no clue about how to go about it? Use the tips above to find new ways to position your furniture to suit your needs. You might even find when you place your furniture a certain way, you’ll love it so much there is no need to rearrange so much ever again!