Important rules for arranging furniture

11 October 20203 min read

We all love how easy it is to shop online and since many stores now provide free shipping, the furniture buying process has never been so easy and fuss free. If you want to visually appreciate the beauty of each potential piece and how it might fit in certain areas of your home, IKEA would still be that place to go.

However, the question is, when you start unboxing these new furniture pieces, you will realize that you have absolutely no idea of how to arrange them. Let us help you in setting up your ideal space, whether you are starting from scratch or you’re reusing an existing piece of furniture from your previous apartment.

1. Identify a focal point in every room

Never underestimate the power of having a focal point in every room. It helps you or your guests to focus on that most important area of the entire space. For example, for the living room, a focal point can be created by placing the TV console and television in the middle of the living room, this is what almost every household does.

Whatever it is, you need to identify this and stick with it. Then, you would be able to arrange furniture around it as much as possible in order to complete the whole space.

2. Keep away from the walls

Of course, this would depend on the size of the room but even in a small space, you will want to create a little breathing area by allowing a few inches between the backs of furniture spaces and the walls. Believe it or not, this tip works in making the space appear bigger.

If you have a bigger space, it’s best to arrange furniture in a way that conversion areas are created in the middle of the room. This would typically be applicable for your sofa area or for your dining table. Make sure that people should be able to talk to each other comfortably without having to shout across the room.

3. Measure, measure and measure

The magic word has to be proportion. For example, things that are hung on the wall like art pieces, they need to be placed strategically and proportionate to the furniture. And in order to achieve this, measurement is the key.

Another important tip is to leave an adequate amount of spaces in between furniture so that there are spaces for you to walk around it.

4. Visualise the space

Imagine yourself as a visitor of your home, is it easy to walk around the different areas without tripping over the furniture ? It is important to make your path obvious from room to room so it is easy to move from a pre-dinner setting, the living room, to the dining room table or anywhere else people might be walking. Remember, a good flow of furniture arrangement allows for natural traffic patterns and does not require people to take abnormal routes to certain areas.

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