Arranging your living room furniture is a bit tricky and quite daunting at the same time. There are lots of aspects to be considered like for example the size of the room and the size of the furniture. Deciding what goes where can be somewhat hard and confusing most especially if you have no idea where to start and what to do.
To help you out with your furniture arrangement, here are few tips and tricks that most interior decorators also follows. Aside from making your living room look more appealing, these tips can also ensure safety and makes the room more cozy and comfy too!
Go with traditional furniture arrangement.
If you wanted to go easy and just wanted to follow the norm, do the traditional furniture arrangement. This kind of arrangement can instantly give your living room the serenity and security that you surely wanted. Most homeowners do this especially those who lack the time and the resources to do more complex arrangements.
Do the arrangement according to the angles of the room.
If your living room is built with unusual layout (with odd curves and weird angles) it will be hard for you to just arrange the furniture the traditional way. You must thoroughly determine the kind of furniture that could fit and complement your space. For example, if a part of your living room has a very low ceiling (due to its unusual design), it’ won’t be a good place to put your tall cabinets that houses some of your mementos and photographs.
Be wary of the foot traffic.
According to some experts, it’s a must that you study the foot traffic in your room before deciding the arrangement of your furniture. Take note of those areas where there’s heavy foot traffic especially if you have kids at home. This way, you’ll know the specific areas where you shouldn’t place breakable items and easy-to-fall furniture.
Prioritize safety and comfort.
Before arranging your furniture at your living room, think about safety and security first and foremost. Do not place furniture too close to fireplaces or other heat resources as it can increase the risk of fire. Don’t block the windows or the hallway with your bulky cabinets or sofa. Secure tall cabinets, bookshelves and other tall furniture to the wall with bolts or locking straps. If you have kids at home, make sure that everything inside your living room is childproof. Place some cushion at the edges of your TV stand, coffee table and other sharp corners of your furniture.