Are You Arranging Your Furniture Correctly?

Yes, you have furniture, but is it working in the space where you put it?

Maybe these tips will help.

Family Handyman says each room should have a focal point.  That can be a big television, nice-sized piece of art or maybe a fireplace.

Too often, though, we forget that windows are a lovely focal point, and we point sofas away from them.  The popularity of incredibly large TV screens has turned focal points inward…  But, if a television can be placed between windows, the room will often become much more pleasant, when the seating faces the outdoors, as well as the entertainment.

You need to have conversation areas.  Chairs shouldn’t be facing away from each other.  Sitting areas shouldn’t be too far away from each other.  You want to be able to have close conversations and not shout across the room.

Don’t push your furniture all the way against the wall.  Give it some space to make the room look bigger.  Also, don’t put too much furniture in one place.  The fewer pieces you have in one room will help the room feel more spacious.

Do honor the “traffic pattern” of a room, as it leads to others.  You don’t want to place a sofa or chair where it would inconveniently block someone from walking in or through.

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