How Furniture Rearrangements can Change a Room
The easiest face lift and reorganization technique for any room is moving the furniture around. You probably experimented a bit when you first moved in, but maybe the style is getting stale or you just aren’t happy with the way guests tend to arrange themselves around couches instead of on them. For most, it’s simply a matter of trial and error in getting the arrangements that really work, but if you don’t know where to start, here are four arrangement tips to help you on your way.
Move the Big Pieces
Move the big pieces such as sofas and love seats first. Generally, they can swap the walls or open space they once occupied. Follow this by moving the accompanying tables or bookshelves. Remember to rearrange the pillows and throws to tie it all together. Consider finding new accents with coupons or discount deals from Kohl’s.com. Once completed, move the other items that were in the background towards the corners as focal points. The new free space will change the room’s dimensions.
Place chairs and sofas in positions where they face each other. They should each have their back to a wall. Then, place a table in the center leaving two parallel corridors on either side. For the third wall, place the final piece of sitting furniture such as an over-sized chair or love seat. If there are more tables or lamps, place them in the corners of the room. The end result will have a T-configuration with the majority of open space at the beginning and middle of the room.
Tall Items in the Background
Height matters when it comes to furnishings. Placing them appropriately will leave room for moving around, and showcasing your décor. This strategy will also create several focal points to larger lamps, curios, and cabinets. Before placing them in their final spot, consider functionality such as opening doors, or reaching items they store. Take advantage of options to fill corners at an angle to create more space.
Organized rooms can be filled with lots of furniture. The way to best maximize space is to situate items based on size symmetry for harmony. For example, be flexible with some larger pieces such as taking up a couple of walls as they touch. It would resemble the letter L as it open up the room. Most rooms have two large walls that can accommodate this arrangement. An added benefit is to simply swap sides the next time around. Symmetry is the key with this arrangement so the rest of the furniture will have to visually fit.
Rearranging furniture will organize any room and be an instant conversation starter. These strategies have lots of room to play, with so take a step back and visualize the space before you start. In addition, knowing the size of the room will make this process easier. The width and length of each piece of furniture should figure into the equation before you start.
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