If you have finally found your dream home after house hunting through the homes for sale, you are now ready to move the furniture in and begin enjoying your new home. If you are a first time home owner or if your house has some quirky architectural details, you may be wondering how to arrange the furniture so that it looks attractive. The following five tips should help you decide on the placement of your furniture.
Start With the Focal Point
According to the experts with Pasadena homes for sale, find the focal point of your living room. It can be a fireplace, a window with a view, your entertainment center or an impressive piece of wall art. Create a seating arrangement that faces that focal point. Add a coffee table and accent tables.
Generally the bed is the focal point of the bedroom. Start there and with the goal of maintaining balance in the room add bedside tables and other furniture pieces as needed. Be sure you do not over-crowd the room with furnishings.
Retain Openness in the Room
Your rooms should not have so much furniture in them that the flow through the room is obstructed. Furniture shouldn’t extend over part of a doorway. Make sure people can pull their chair away from the dining table without hitting the wall. Remember, less is best in many situations.
Create Cozy Places
The master bedroom, guest room and living room can benefit from the creation of a quiet space. This space can be a reading area that includes a chair, table and lamp. It could be a relaxation area with a chaise lounge near a window. A Bistro set could be added to kitchen to create an intimate dining area.
Arrange to Accommodate
If you frequently entertain in a room, be sure guests can easily navigate through the room. You might want to purposefully leave empty spaces so that extra chairs can be brought into the room when you’re entertaining.
Highlight Special Features
Don’t leave a corner, a niche or a nook void of furniture. Find something unique to add to a special architectural part of the room. A quirky accent chair and unique lamp could draw attention to an unused corner. A decorative chest and accent rug might tuck nicely into a niche in the bedroom or dining room.
Arrange your furniture so that it accommodates your lifestyle and complements the shape of the room. Select furniture that balances with the room size and has function.