Your furniture will prompt people on how they should experience your home. For example, when you put a couple handsome leather chairs facing a sofa, you’re essentially telling visitors where to sit and what to look at.  So think about what you want your furniture to do and how you want people to interact with it.  Then make a plan for how to move it, where to move it and get started. The right furniture arrangement has the power to completely transform the look and feel of a room. Click To Tweet

Arranging Furniture For Great Flow

Arranging furniture, especially in an extremely small or very large space, can be a daunting task. Facing an empty room and not knowing how to fill it can result in a random arrangement without good flow. Follow these common sense rules and you’ll find that it isn’t as hard as you thought:

Create a Focal Point

Sometimes the focal point of a room will appear naturally, such as large windows or an impressive mantel, while other times you have to create them yourself. When someone walks into the room, their eye should be drawn to the one thing you want them to notice first (preferably not a TV).

Be Mindful of Scale

Avoid buying big, bulky furniture for a small or dark space. This will only make it seem smaller and harder to navigate around. If you really love a large sofa, at least combine it with smaller armchairs, rather than an equally large loveseat.

Embrace Balance

The relationship of items to one another to form a pleasing visual balance is crucial to your room’s design. There are two forms of balance: symmetrical and asymmetrical. Asymmetry refers to an imbalance, such as two candles of slightly different sizes next to each other, while symmetry is the homogeneity of items.

A Big Impact

Whether your rooms are large or small, getting the furniture arrangement right can make a big impact. Furniture has the ability to make a space feel larger, more welcoming and instantly calming.

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