When it comes to arranging furniture in a room, most people will come up with one or two ideas about how they want the furniture placed. Sometimes with a little extra thought, and some imagination a person can come up with a few extra furniture arranging options for the space. This post was an exercise for me, and I came up with Twelve Different Ways of placing furniture in the same room. I used the information I presented in my Sept 7th post titled Arranging Living Room furniture, so sofas talk to chairs, like the pros do to make the different groupings in the spaces. I hope after looking at what I have come up with, it will inspire you when it comes to placing furniture in your own home. The Room that I have chosen has windows on both the far end walls (front
If you possibly are the inhabitant of a row house or town house that was built somewhere around 1890, you could now have a living room that measures about 12 feet wide by 24 feet long. Your living room, back in the day, most likely started out as two 12 foot by 12 foot rooms. One of the rooms was a formal parlor and the other one was a living room. Those two spaces were probably once divided by a non-load bearing wall with pocket doors, or there was an archway. In one or both of the rooms could have been, or still is a wooden or marble mantelpiece, which is a decorative non-working fireplace. I have found that many of my readers have rooms like that which also have
Welcoming, cozy and comfortable are the words I want to think as I enter my home. A welcoming and cozy home is as much about a layout as it is about the furniture you put in it. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips for arranging furniture in a long narrow living room.
What makes the biggest impact is what I put in these awkward spaces and how I place them.
It’s a lot simpler than you’d think.
I’ll use my living room as an example. It’s long, narrow and is the main entryway into my studio, the kitchen, dining area, backyard, our reading area and the itty bitty hallway to the second bedroom & bath. That’s a lot of walkways I have to work with that need open access. It’s also looooong, like almost 30 feet long and just over 12 feet wide. It would feel like
Corner Fireplace – K. Hovanian Homes via Houzz
Finding just the right furniture placement that looks good, functions well, and fits perfectly can be tricky sometimes. Especially if you’re dealing with a too-small (or too large) space, an awkward floor plan, or a design element that you’re not sure what to do with.
The corner fireplace can be one such element. Even though some specifically choose to have them and love them, there are others that are frustrated and puzzled by them.
One of our readers recently asked if we could put together a post with some ideas on how to address the issue, especially when there’s a TV involved.
Of course there isn’t just one answer, because floor plans and furniture vary, but we’ll definitely get you started in the right direction.
1. Make a plan.
For a room that will look good and function well for
Does your living room need a makeover? Just follow these rules to make the most out of this room.
Our living rooms are often the center of the party: we entertain, hold meetings, host parties, and lounge. Some homes have very formal spaces, others quite casual. Regardless of how you use your living room, follow these rules of thumb to make your furniture placement functional and beautiful.
1. Find the focal point
Is it your fireplace? The view outside? Most homes will have one focal point and this doesn’t mean that all the furniture will face it. The focal point is what you want the eyes to find first upon entering the room; it’s the part of the room you want to show off. If your windows are low, like the living room below, choose furniture that has a low profile so it doesn’t block the view.
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Arranging furniture has never been an easy task. We tend to shop uncontrollably up to a central point where we find it difficult to organize and place all those items around the house. Every piece of furniture can influence a room, from the way it is perceived to its atmosphere, functionality and overall design line. Every furniture arrangement influences the entire room so if you get tired someday and don’t really afford a real makeover you can try mixing things up and changing the layout of your room for a fresh look. Here are some Furniture Arranging Tricks And Diagrams to help you in your endeavors meant to revive your home. We will focus on the living room set up as it is the focal
One of the things that we suggested in our post on Furniture Shopping Tips was to measure your room and try out different furniture placement scenarios – either on paper or using a room planner – prior to shopping.
We still think that’s pretty great advice, but what if arranging furniture isn’t one of your strong points? Or you’ve never had to do it before?
We’ve got some tips and general guidelines that will help:
1. Determine function.
Think about how you want this room to function. What activities will be taking place in the space (TV viewing, games, conversation, work, etc.)?
How many people do you need to comfortably seat? Will your family always be sitting or will you need a spot to lay or lounge? Or more than one?
Answering questions like these will give you a better feel for the type, quantity, and size