Furniture is more than just functionality. Over the years, furniture units have evolved and turned into attractive design pieces that are proudly showed off by homeowners. Whether you’re inclined towards decorative interior design, DIY decor or artistic furnishings, furniture plays an important role to highlight and add more value to a particular space.
Major problems faced by homeowners are: how to arrange and where to place furniture in a room.The ideal way is to set the right tone for a specific section within your abode. Don’t stress too much and just follow these useful rules for arranging furniture appropriately to turn any room into a great space.
Measure the room and decide its exact purpose
First step to arrange an empty room is to decide its purpose. Consider how the room is going to be utilized by you or other family members. Whether it is for a personal use or to be shared by all family members, so you can make a list of appropriate furnishings. Once this first step is over, you need to make the best of its size. You need to purchase for furniture that will fit in perfectly, without any hassle of exchange or resizing. Also make sure your furnishing match with the interior.
Find the focal point
Identify the room’s focal point, be it a fireplace, television or outside view. It’s not necessary that your furniture face the central point of your room, but make sure your guests are able to focus on the highlighted portion as soon as they enter the room. For instance, if you’re planning to highlight your television, then the ideal seating arrangement must be facing it.
There must be a right amount of distance between the television and couches so that the onlookers get a clear view. Furthermore, the surrounding areas of the focal point must be very minimal and subtle. This way the focus will not be diverted onto other nearby objects.
Well, no one wants that their living area to look shabby and cluttered. There is a need to maintain right distance among furnishings present in a particular room. Don’t push your furniture against the walls, try to keep some distance. This way your room will look more spacious and airy. For instance, try to keep at least 14 to 18-inches of distance between your sofa and coffee table. If you’ve got a 40-inch television set, then make sure the couches or chairs are set 120-inches away for clear view without straining your eyes.
Right-sized furnishings for balance
To maintain the balance of a room, you must bring in all right-sized furniture pieces from sofas to end tables. Large rooms can be decorated with large furniture pieces, but every piece must not be too big or it will make the room look smaller and cluttered. Even small rooms can withstand a large sofa, but large sofas would demand a large coffee table. However, large furniture in a small room will quickly fill the room, leaving no space for other objects. So, as we mentioned before – you must measure the available room space and purchase furniture and other decorative objects of right size. So, you can easily form a breathing environment without any clutter or eye-soaring adornment.
With the aforementioned guidelines, you be able to make the most out of your living space. Just like a blank canvas, now you can fill any room with desired pieces of furniture, reflecting your lifestyle and tastes.