How To Arrange A Room
It doesn’t matter how much cool and interesting stuff you have; it may seem like rocket science trying to come up with how to arrange a room with all of it in it. Some rooms are oddly shaped, awkwardly lit and hard to arrange, but with this guide, it should be easy as pie to put things exactly where they need to go. Instead of placing things in random spots, learn to strategically arrange a room and place your belongings.
- To arrange a room, you must first decide where your biggest pieces of furniture will go. For example, if you’re working with your bedroom, you must first decide where your bed will be located. In most cases, the largest pieces of furniture will not work in the center of the room. In rare instances, this can work, but try to avoid it if at all possible. Good areas for the big furniture or objects are along walls, diagonally facing out from corners or against walls. Try to place these pieces of furniture as far away from the entrance or door as possible.
- Decide what your room’s focal point will be.The focal point is essentially the furniture that relates to the main piece of furniture. For example, the focal point in a den or living room would be the coffee table and the large piece of furniture would be the couch, of course. You will often want your main piece of furniture to focus on and face the focal point. This adds more composure and unity to the area.
- Pay attention to lighting in the area. Generally, there are some objects or furniture that would look better in some places rather than others. This all has to do with lighting. For example, a floor lamp may appear a little out of place in a corner by itself while it may look ten times better placed next to a chair. Plus, this adds another activity area to the room. You may feel that you are helping to fill the area by placing the lamp in the corner, but in actuality, it just makes the area look awkward.
- Try to add secondary activity areas. These types of areas will give a room more of a sense of purpose. For example, this could be a computer desk in the corner of a living room or reading area in a kid’s play room. Of course, a bedroom may have its purpose with a bed, but adding a vanity could spice things up! There are all sorts of things that you can do to add accent pieces.
- Don’t forget décor. Décor will add the flare and spice the area up. Try to add in a bit of your own personality, and try to stick with the colors of your furniture. Creating harmony and working with similar patterns will make the room pop, and you’ll definitely be getting compliments!