Since you were a child, chances are you’ve been rearranging furniture. Whether it be rearranging the furnishings in your dollhouse, nudging sofas around to better aid in sleepover parties, or taking it upon yourself to reorganize the things in your bedroom, you’ve probably always been fighting the uphill battle against furniture in an effort to ensure space is being used as efficiently as possible. But how do you know you’re doing it right?
With the following tips and examples, you’ll know how to arrange your furniture in a way that not only allows you to make the best use of each room in your home, but that also enables you to bring to life the style and decor you’ve always wanted.
Make a plan
One of the most effective steps you can take to ensure your home is furnished as effectively as possible is to plan your interior layout. While a blueprint of your home can come in useful during this planning stage, having a good idea of how much space you’re working with in each room is key. Determine what types of furniture are essential to each room and determine how much space each piece will occupy.
This is a helpful step when it comes to identifying pieces of furniture that simply won’t fit with your flow, design, or space. Once you have an idea of what will and won’t work in your rooms, you can move forward with confidence to bring your home decor vision to life.
Value the view
Whether you’re arranging a living room, bedroom, or reading room - if there’s a window with a particular view, try to accentuate that view with proper furniture placement. Many homeowners make the mistake of foregoing the view for a TV or focal point that distracts from aspects of the room that make it truly unique and special.
Separate in smart ways
Trying to arrange furniture in a small room so that it feels more spacious? Instead of making the common mistake that others do by trying to cram a bunch of furniture into a small area, create natural divisions throughout the space to give it purpose, function, and flow. From hanging barn doors to accent walls, try to separate the room into a seating area, reading nook, entertainment space, etc.
Having seating on just one side of the room is a common mistake many homeowners make. When brainstorming how to arrange furniture in your space, remember to keep things balanced by dispersing couches, tables, and chairs evenly. Also keep in mind that having a balanced room doesn’t mean everything has to be perfectly symmetrical. For example, balance the oversized couch on one end of your seating area with a set of stylish chairs or a single chair and side table on the other.
Now that you know how to avoid common pitfalls of furniture placement, you can shop for the unique home decor products that fit your wants and needs. From timeless bookshelf ladders and rustic benches, to handmade tables and chairs, Artisan Hardware has the products you need to furnish your home. Start rearranging the rooms in your home, today.