It can be quite difficult to arrange furniture in a way that matches the layout of your home. Arranging the furniture in an undesirable manner can make the best of spaces seem less attractive.
Here are some mistakes to avoid:
1. Wallflower furniture
Avoid placing your couches pushed up against the wall. Whilst it may create a larger area, it can prove to be difficult to communicate effectively with your guests. One alternative would be to place the couches closer together, in the middle of the room, to create a cosy feel.
2. Beds that block windows
A bed that peeks over a window frame looks odd from the street and can lead to uneven fading. However, what if it’s the only place for your bed? Make it look better with these tricks: Hang floor-length curtain panels that fall behind the headboard and block the back of the headboard from the window, or install top-down, bottom-up shades, which will allow light to come in, but will be a backdrop for the protruding headboard edges. If your style is modern, go with a platform bed with a headboard that’s low enough to fit beneath the window trim. You can also install an entire wall of curtains as a fabric backdrop.
3. Unbalance of furniture
Shoving the furniture to one side of a room is like a see-saw with only one person. But achieving balance doesn’t mean you have to go completely symmetrical. A love seat on one end of an arrangement can be balanced by two chairs on the other end, for example.
4. Thinking only about one function
When arranging and selecting furniture, consider all the activities your living room will see and plan accordingly. A pair of stools, for example, can be used as seating when you’re hosting a large group of people, but can also be moved around the conversation area to be used as end tables during a cocktail party.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, then the arrangement of your furniture can make a lot of difference to the look and feel of your home for prospective buyers. It will allow them to envision themselves living in that space.
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