No two homes are alike, whether it’s the size and the shape of a home or how you style it. Although everyone has different styles when it comes to decorating their home, furniture placement is something that plays a role not only in the look but also in the functionality. Not sure where to start? Keep reading below as we help guide you from a clean slate to a fully furnished masterpiece!
Find a Focal Point
Before you get started placing any furniture in a room, you need to decide on a focal point. Where do you plan on people looking while in this room? Is it going to be the fireplace or maybe a TV? Focal points can vary based on room design and location, factors such as windows and natural lighting might limit where that focal point can be placed.
The first thing you will want to do when deciding on furniture placement is prioritizing your pieces. Ask yourself “what are the essentials I need in this room?” and start there. Usually, this is your largest items such as your sofa. Begin by first finding the right spot for the largest items first and then working your way down to the smaller accent pieces. The key here is not to overdo the amount of furniture and to focus on quality over quantity.
Don’t Block It, Use It
Natural lighting is one of the most important and beautiful features you can use to elevate your home. Whether you have a single window or an abundance of natural lighting, you should never let it go to waste. Avoid blocking windows with furniture and allow the light to flow.
It’s a good idea to go big rather than small when choosing the size of your accent pieces such as area rugs. Place the large area rug in the center of the room and avoid placing other items on top of your area rugs except for a coffee table. Following these guidelines will help limit the pieces you can add and the places you can add them, which in turn will create a more functioning room.
Create A Path
It is essential to make sure you and your guests can move about your home effortlessly. You should always consider where the foot traffic in your home will be and plan your rooms accordingly. The last thing you will want to do is create a maze or obstacle course of furniture to walk around to get from one place to the next.
It’s important to remember that functionality of your home should be just as important as how it looks, it’s all about finding the perfect balance.