Let's be honest: arranging furniture is not fun. It can feel like a chore, but it doesn't have to be! If you follow the tips below and put in a little effort, you'll find that arranging your furniture is easier than you think—and will make your home look much more beautiful.
Here is our second volume of Dos and Dont’s of arranging furniture.
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Do Use Your Rug to Mark Territory
Using a rug to define territory is a great way to make your space feel like it has more definition and makes it easier for everyone in the family to know where they can safely stand.
- In the living room, you can use a large rug that covers most of the floor space to create an area where you can sit comfortably (without shoes on) with other people. The area rug should be at least 6 feet by 8 feet, so there will be plenty of room for all parties involved.
- In bedrooms and children’s rooms, smaller rugs are often placed under beds or used as stepping stones around furniture such as bookshelves or desks—as well as protecting hardwood floors when kids run barefoot!
Don't Float Your Rug in the Middle of the Room
Floating a rug in the middle of your room can make it feel smaller and more claustrophobic. Besides, it also makes it difficult to move furniture around, and even walking through the space becomes awkward when you have to swerve around an obstacle (the rug) instead of walking right on top.
Do Remember That Coffee Tables Don't Have to Be in Front of Sofas
It's essential to remember that coffee tables don't have to be in front of sofas. They can also be placed at the centre of a room and make great conversation pieces. If you have a fireplace, try placing your coffee table in front of it. This will create an intimate seating area and provide excellent lighting for reading or playing board games with friends. This is also an option for those who want to put their coffee table in front of their television sets!
Don't Forget to Leave Room for People to Walk Around Furniture
Don't forget that you need to leave room for people to walk around furniture. When arranging a room, it's easy to get caught up in the details and forget that your ultimate goal is to make a space comfortable and functional. Make sure there are at least two feet of walking space between each piece of furniture, so it feels open and inviting. This also makes it easier for others in the house—and even yourself—to move around!
Do Covet a Big, Beautiful Sofa
A big, beautiful sofa is one of the essential things to covet in your home. A big sofa can make a room look bigger and give you more space to stretch out and relax than more petite sofas (or even chairs).
Big sofas are also great for family members or friends who want to spend time together on the couch—they're big enough for multiple people so that everyone can find a comfy spot!
Don't Forget to Mix and Match Pieces of Furniture From Different Sets
Sometimes you can mix and match pieces of furniture from different sets. It's a great way to save money and create a cohesive look in your living room, so as long as you remember to match the styles of the pieces rather than just their colours.
- An Industrial Coffee Table from one set can be placed next to an armchair from another set.
- A side table from one set could be positioned alongside an end table from another set.
There, you have it! The basics of arranging your furniture. Now, go forth and conquer that living room.