Decorating your home is not that easy. A lot needs to be considered, from the kind of furniture you want to how much room you have and the look you want. There other thing is that you usually have to design each room of the home uniquely so that they come together and create a great look that will be stylish and unique. Living rooms for example serve different purposes for different people. In some homes they serve as the main gathering area for family, while in others they’re more of a show room, used only when company comes over.
There are a few important things to remember when arranging living room furniture. Establish the focal point of the room and arrange furniture around it. In some rooms the focal point will be an existing feature such as a fireplace or window, and in some it will be something you bring in to the room such as a television. Use the furniture to create conversation areas. People should be able to comfortably talk to each other without straining their necks or shouting. If the room is particularly large you might want to create a few different conversation areas.
The Right Furniture Arrangement
Leave enough room for people to walk around furniture so they can easily get from one side of the room to another. Pull furniture away from the walls. Having all the furniture backs touching the walls is one of the biggest mistakes people make in the living room. If the pieces are closer together it will create a more intimate setting. As long as the backs of the pieces are finished, there’s no reason not to show them off. When it comes to living room furniture, size matters. The sofas and couches have to suit the space. The most important thing to do is measure the space before buying any of these pieces. You don’t want them to be too big or too small, so it’s best if you draw up a floor plan ahead of time. Try putting the sofa and chairs in a few different spots and see what works best visually and in terms of leaving space to accommodate traffic flow.
Using area rugs is a great way to define seating areas, but don’t use an area rug that’s too small. Remember that all of the furniture should be able to comfortably sit on the carpet. If space doesn’t allow it, make sure that at least the front legs of any large upholstered pieces are on the rug. Coffee tables are practical pieces that are often found in the center of conversation areas. If you choose to use one remember that the height should be slightly lower than the seat height of the sofa and chairs around it. The length of the table should also be roughly one half to two thirds the length of the sofa. If you don’t want to use a coffee table you can try using a couple of smaller tables or benches to achieve the same look. Just make sure they’re not too small.