It's an age-old dilemma! What furniture should go "where", and "why" should it go there? Having a sense of style in arranging your furniture is a must, but following some basic guidelines will help even the novice arranger look like a real pro. Read on, and learn how these valuable tips will give your rooms new reasons for "being". And when in trouble, remember this: an under-furnished room is preferable to an over-furnished room! Less can be more!
- Avoid placing large pieces of furniture across the corner of a room.
- Major conversational areas generally work best in one of these three shapes: "L", "H", or "U".
- Place large furniture pieces close to the highest wall, if your room has a vaulted ceiling.
- Place large chairs at an angle, rather than flat against the wall.
- Confused about placing your baby grand piano? Be sure the straight side of the piano is closest to the wall.
- Smaller rooms will appear larger by using furniture with lots of curves.
And last, but not least, before you begin this "moving" project, decide what and where your large groupings will be placed. It's then simple to position additional pieces, such as side chairs and accents pieces.