How and where you place furniture in a living room, bedroom or any room for that matter, will set the tone for how you will live in that room. Here are three tips for arranging spaces, whether you’re relaxing, watching TV or chatting with friends.
- Break out the tape measure: Use a tape measure to obtain the dimensions of a room. Then, check the dimensions of the hallways, stairs and door widths leading to the space.
- Create Balance: The size of furniture pieces relative to one another and the size of the space is their scale. Similarly scaled pieces look organized when used together, but a nice balance of furniture sizes and shapes creates a harmonious atmosphere. When home decor, furnishings and furniture are out of scale, you’ll notice that it just won’t feel comfortable or right
- Work of Art: Think of your room as a work of art. There are visual tricks that can be used to create the appearance of depth in a living space. One such trick is "triangulation." In interior design, triangulation is the placement of two end tables on either side of a sofa with a painting above the sofa. If you can imagine this room design, it is lower on the corners with the apex of the view just above midcenter at the top of the painting.
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