All of your fantasies about moving to a new location are finally coming true. Except you left out the part where you actually put in the effort to arrange the furniture exactly how you want it. That’s not the most exciting part of moving to a new place, but it’s necessary!
We’ll give you some pointers on how to arrange furniture in your new home so you can get settled in no time.
1. Consider the Function of the Room
It is best to approach furniture planning room by room. Giving proper attention to each room will ensure that you create a comfortable space that does not require immediate rearranging.
Before you begin, go over the fundamentals. Consider what the room’s purpose and function are. This may appear obvious, but believe us when we say that it is easy to lose sight of this point. If you want to use your living room as a relaxing after-work space, don’t try to make it a dining room as well. You’ll end up with a cramped and cluttered room that looks thrown together.
Determine the primary purpose of the room you’re creating and make decisions that support that goal.
2. Select a Focal Point
A focal point in a room draws the eye and helps to create balance within the space. This point is frequently created with furniture or decor. Fireplaces, as well as picture windows, are frequently used as natural focal points.
If your room lacks a natural focal point, the largest piece of furniture will frequently serve as that point. That is typically your bed, sofa, dining table, and so on. Begin with the focal point and work your way out from there.
3. Begin with large pieces.
Because your largest piece of furniture will be your focal point, start with it. Having a primary starting point will simplify the rest of the room setup. Because you’re in a new house, there’s a chance your focal piece won’t work in the new space. Be realistic, regardless of your attachment. If your dining table is too large for your new dining room, it may be time to replace it.
4. Strive for Balance
Your focal point will assist you in achieving visual balance in your room. When a room is balanced, everything appears to belong – and flows – together. There is a sense of visual harmony when you walk into a balanced room.
To achieve visual balance, look for elements that tie everything together. A large area rug can assist in transforming the room into a common space. This can be used to connect multiple pieces of furniture. Using similar colors or patterns can also add a sense of cohesion to items that may not have much in common stylistically.
Using a variety of furniture sizes will also help to bring some balance to the room. Smaller accent tables, for example, can be used to balance out a large sofa or armoire.
5. Consider Movement
Form and function are essential components of a well-designed space. You may adore all of your lovely pieces from your previous living room, but be realistic: will they fit in your new home?
Consider how people will move through the space after it has been set up. Keep an eye out for foot traffic and make sure the space isn’t too cluttered to move around in. Of course, this includes your children and pets! Your room should be both stylish and functional. If this necessitates relocating some furniture to a more functional location, do so.
Maintain a clean environment and a smooth flow of movement in the room. You will feel more at ease.
6. Make Use of Visual Tricks
Using visual tricks will assist you in creating and recreating the desired space. Mirrors are an excellent way to add a personal touch to any room. They can help to reflect light, making your room appear brighter and more welcoming. They give the illusion of a larger room when placed thoughtfully with the intention of expanding your space. They can also add a splash of color without detracting from your focal point or flow.
7. Take into account your lighting
It’s not just about sofas and tables when it comes to arranging your furniture. Lighting can also influence how you arrange the functional pieces in your room. Begin by considering overhead lighting and any areas of the room that are dark or visually heavy. Place tables and stands in ways that make sense for the flow of the room while also holding lamps as needed. If you have a large, heavy sofa or chest in the room, make sure there is some lighting to visually lighten it up.
By Move Move Movers