Furniture arrangement can be one of the most difficult tasks yet it remains one of the most important ones. While you are not a qualified interior designer, you still might want to know what are the basic principles of arranging furniture. Here are some must-know tips which can help you locate a table, chairs, a sofa or a bed, and all the accessories in the right places with a minimum of stress.
1. Focal point
The first thing you will have to do before arranging furniture is identifying the room’s focal point. If you are planning space in a living room, it can be a window with a nice view, a fireplace, a table, a television set, etc. In a bedroom a focal point is the bed, in the kitchen the table. Put your furniture and accessories around focal points to draw attention in their direction. For example, surround a window with curtains, a dining table with chairs, a couch or a fireplace with paintings or a mirror, a TV set with bookshelves, a bed with the side tables and lamps, etc.