5 Steps to be an Ace in Furniture Arranging
Have you ever felt any sort of tension after entering your room? You “feel” that something is wrong, maybe the proportion of the objects in the room or the dissonant color on the walls. Well, in this case, you should consider rearranging the furniture. Organize in a rational, rather than random way. Arrange your sofas, chairs, lamps, tables, futons or any other furniture pieces to improve the traffic flow of the room and highlight the important aspects of your room.
Step 1: Measure the space of your room. Take a piece of paper and draw the height, width and location of the heaters, windows, doors, and electrical witches and outlets. For the accuracy of your scaled drawing, use lined graph paper.
Step 2: The next step consists in measuring the furniture you want to add to your room. Start with the large pieces and end up with the smaller ones. Draw the shape of your lamps, chairs, desks, sofa, beds and tables using different nuances.
Step 3: Have in mind the three “Fs” of furniture arranging: flow considerations, function and focal point. The flow considerations refer to moving. How do the doors open and close? How fast can people walk from one side to another? Observe the movement and try to avoid placing heavy-weight, space-consuming furniture in the middle of the walking area. The traffic zone should have at least 3 feet of open space.
Function refers to the differences between the types of the rooms and their special needs. The emphasis on your heavy decorated chimney or on your flat HD screen is given by the focal point. Orient your pieces of furniture in such a way that they can be seen from their best angle. Remember that the best distance between any seating and your TV set is approximately three times the size of the screen. Try to angle the furniture pieces in such a way that the geometric shapes form to give the impression of formality. You can always divide the space in your room by using a sofa, a futon or a chaise lounge.
Step 4: Let’s proceed to the next step, the small pieces. Chairs should be placed near tables and coffee tables and allows 14-18 inches of legroom. Make sure there is enough space between your chairs and the walls in your dining room.
Step 5: Last, make your room beautiful. Oriental rugs, pictures, creative or handmade objects improve aesthetic accent to your room ( Recommend : We Are Handmade, NOVICA ). Balance the room by organizing similar height furniture across from each other. The style of your decorations heavily depends on your tastes. Complex patterns catch the eye, wood offers a familiar look, and contemporary and traditional furniture can be in some cases a perfect mix.
Article From : vinter, G.M. (2013-01-22). Be An Ace in home decor