Sep 24, 2020

Furniture Arrangement Tips To Make Your Home A Cozy Abode

Buying new furniture for your newly bought home or decorating it with your old furniture – both are tricky art. Even rearranging furniture can easily revitalize the appearance and mood of the rooms anytime. Successful furniture arrangement is all about optimizing the space for maximum functionality. Depending on the size and shape of the room, plan a layout and then bring it into life. If you have bought a new home and wish to furnish it, it is possible to feel overwhelmed wondering about filling up the empty spaces with right kind of furniture. However, furnishing an empty home is like a blank canvas which can be either an opportunity or a challenge.

Anmol Singh, an interior designer who recently moved into a 4 BHK apartment on B.T Road suggests, “It’s always good to consider the arrangement of furniture in the new space carefully well before you move. The right furniture arrangement can make any room a functional, coherent space no matter what the size.” Anmol shares some simple insights to furnish your home to achieve professional-looking results with minimum stress:

1.    Consider functionality:

At first, consider how the space will be used and how many people will use it. If your living room is mostly used for having conversations, two sofas facing each other will be ideal but if you wish to watch TV while sitting on the sofa, this setting will not serve the purpose. Whether the room would be used only for formal entertaining of the guests or as a family recreation room – can dictate the type of furnishings you’ll need and the amount of seating required.  Furniture, rugs, bookshelves can be used to create separate zones in rooms that serve multiple purposes.

2.    Size does matter:

Ensure a visually free-flowing space by incorporating furniture that are very sleek and less voluminous. If you have large, elaborate living rooms you can experiment with heavier, chunkier furniture. Strike a balance between heavy furniture pieces with other large objects or groupings of smaller items. Use furniture pieces of different sizes throughout the room, so that your eyes move up and down as you scan the space. Try to create multi-levels within the space according to the height of the furniture. For example, a tall floor lamp can complement a small coffee table beside it.

3.    Create more space:

While arranging furniture, it’s important to increase the sense of space. Do not push furniture against the walls, position them at least 3-4 inches from the wall. This creates a visual illusion that a wall is further away than it actually is. Have striped rug or sofa as they have an expanding effect. Place mirrors strategically to visually expand a room. Opt for a round table that allows plenty of space for more diners in a small area. Incorporating benches is a trendy way to create more space for guests in the dining room. Keep the horizons clear across the room so that the eyesight doesn’t get blocked.

4.    Make a focal point:

Draw attention by making the best use of what your home does have. It can be a quirky furniture piece, a prominent window with beautiful view or a pretty lighting fixture. Sometimes focal point appears naturally and sometimes we need to create it ourselves. In most of the living rooms, the television cabinet becomes the focal point. In that case, there should be distance between the screen and the viewer. Sofas or sitting area should be at least eight feet away from a standard television screen.

5.    Consider traffic flow:

The path between doorways should not be blocked by furniture. No one should trip over furniture or each other to pass through the room. Arrange furniture to direct the traffic around a seating group, not through the middle of it. Allow a couple of feet gaps between the coffee table and sofa, and between chairs. It is especially applicable to rooms with two doors. Create a clear path so that people can move from one room to another without any difficulties.


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