Knowing the best placements of sofas, tables, beds and accessories is a great way to create a space that is inviting. Here are 6 professional tips for arranging furniture in your home.
Create a focal point – If you are lucky and have a fireplace or a beautiful window with a view, place your furniture around it, to draw the eye in that direction.
Keep a clear path – Obstructions can be distracting and visually uninviting. Therefore only place items that need to be there for comfort, storage and utility.
Avoid Lining furniture along the room – If placing furniture alongside the walls is unavoidable, place a few smaller pieces in the centre. For example a comfortable arm chair.
Encourage conversation – Your seating should always let you share the space with company. Therefore, seating facing each other is a great way to encourage conversation.
Consider dining dynamics – The dining area generally occupies the centre room. The dining table should be well lit, but the lighting should not be too low that it obstructs the views across the table.
Think about function – Think about how you want to use your kitchen. If you are someone who loves to cook and entertain, a centre island is a good idea with a kitchen and dining in the same space. Comfortable seating is vital and if space permits a modern couch is a sensible addition.