It’s a Tips & Tricks Friday!
As we place our belongings in rooms, often times our furniture gets thrown up against 4 walls and we call it a day. Let’s think outside the box, literally! I am going to give you three examples on how to maximize your space.
Tips to start the process:
1.Before placing furniture, consider how you want to utilize the room. Are you watching a lot of tv, does it have to multi-function, is it a place to have conversation? What do you want to do in there?
2. Just because it’s a set doesn’t mean you have to use it as a set. It’s easy to go down to the big furniture store and buy an entire set and throw it into a room. While, sometimes it is cost-effective, think about breaking that set up and mixing things from other rooms in your house. This can add a layer of comfort and interest to any room.
3. Have fun with it! You don’t have to be a designer to set up a room. Play around with lay out and remember that we spend a lot of time in our homes and it should be a place to relax and enjoy!
How to float furniture in a room.
This arrangement is great for creating a space for conversation and entertaining. The focal point of the room becomes the center of the room. Often times, our lay outs deem where people feel drawn to go. This lends itself to gatherings, enjoying games, and sharing drinks. Nothing is up against a wall. Pulling furniture out from the walls gives it that floating effect. Also, note the placement of the seating. Everything is so you can see everyone.
Creating symmetry in an awkward space.
This is a great way to give balance to a room. This room has an odd layout with the built-in bookshelf and the fireplace in a corner. By hanging art and placing tables and lamps that are alike on each side of the couch, it presents a symmetrical balance that is appealing to the eye. Notice the chairs are even mirroring each other.
What to do when a room has to multi-function.
When a room needs to suit multiple purposes set up “areas”. In this case, the rug anchors one part of the room as a seating/conversation area. Then, the table and chairs by the fireplace form another area to enjoy the fire, work on the laptop, or enjoy drinks.
If you are wondering if I moved furniture around in my livingroom just for this post, you are exactly right, I SOOOO did! It was time to clean behind the furniture anyways.
Have a great weekend!!!
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