Creating Furniture Placement Plans

Furniture placement plans can save you a lot of time and frustration when you're attempting to rearrange belongings in your home. They can also help to make your home welcoming. Rather than do all the heavy-lifting that would be required if you were going to try out different furniture arrangements, you can just map out how your furniture will fit and look in your home without lifting a single couch.

Before you start planning, think about your interior design. The function of the room should play a major role in your furniture placement plans. If your living room is for entertaining, set up couches and chairs in a way that is conducive to conversation. Include tables in your setup so that people can set down drinks. In your bedroom, make sure there's enough space to access your storage (such as dressers and closets). Make sure that you leave enough space to walk through each room. If you use your space wisely, it shouldn't be necessary to squeeze past the dining room table to get to the kitchen from the living room.

Also think about what makes the room unique; perhaps there's a gorgeous bay window or a piece of artwork which ties the room together. You may want to consider planning the room around the main attraction.

Now you want to draw a plan of the room you're arranging the furniture in. You can use graph paper to make sure that everything is drawn to scale. Include windows, doors and any obstructions that are in the room. You can make representations of your furniture to place on your graph. Coloring these in can help you determine how the different colors of your furniture go together.

When playing with different options for your furniture placement, try to determine where your largest piece of furniture will go first. For example, figuring out where your couch will fit best in your living room (taking into consideration that focal point mentioned earlier), will help the positioning of the rest of your furniture fall into place.

Above all, make the space yours. Add personal details and incorporate your style into your furniture placement plans. 

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