Decorating Rules of Thumb – Furniture Placement

Space planning can be a challenging task but is one of the most important aspects of interior design and when staging your home to sell. When a room is not laid out well it can feel cramped and awkward, and will not function well. If you keep in mind the basics and these helpful tips it may be easier than you think.

 1. Consider the function. The way a room is used and how many people are using it will be one of the most helpful things when choosing the type of furnishing and the amount required.
2. Find the focal point of the room: it can be a fireplace or windows with a beautiful view or you can create one: like an interesting chandelier in the dining room or a single large piece of art in a two story foyer.  The idea is to set up the furniture so the eye will be drawn that way.
The idea is to set up the furniture so the eye will be drawn that way.
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3. Don’t forget the traffic flow and keep it simple. An inviting room is a room that doesn’t have any obstructions on your path. The correct choice of furniture when decorating is the one that fits you and your family’s needs but also the size of the room.
4. Create conversation areas. When  a room is described as large or spacious it is usually a good thing, but it can be difficult when experimenting with furniture placement. The room might end up feeling cold and unbalanced. You may be tempted to add too much furniture or too less.
Instead, try creating multiple conversation areas and symmetry is what you have to keep in mind when dividing a room in a rectangle or square shape. Area rugs can be used to define conversation areas.

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via Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro

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