Home Design Tips: Beginners' Guide on How to Arrange Furniture Inside the Home
Still unsure how to rearrange furniture pieces inside your home? Here are some tips for beginners on how to arrange the furniture inside the house.
HGTV said that allowing two or three feet of room to pass through the living space would be a good starting point. It is important to keep the comfort of the people inside the home in mind. For the living room, the coffee tables must be placed 13 to 18 inches in front of the couch.
For the bedroom particularly the kid's bedroom it is important to give a lot of space for them to go around so place the bed in a corner. However, for the master bedroom or for couples, it is important to leave a minimum of 20 inches of walkway on each side of the bed so that when one needs to get up, the other one won't be disturbed.
The site also said that in order to know how to arrange the furniture, it is best to think about functionality first. For example, in the family room, it is important to remember to provide a lot of space for the people and the kids to play or be comfortable in. If you find the space too open, adding an angled rug can help to visually minimize the openness of the space in the middle of the room.
Apartment Therapy also provided some tips for those who are living in a studio apartment. The site suggested that arranging furniture should start with the bed. This will probably be the largest furniture inside you're apartment and ideally it should be placed as far from the door in order to create a bit of privacy. If you want to free more space, lofting the bed is also a good option.
Lastly, the site suggested in laying out the furniture in order of size and importance. The biggest furniture should take precedence like the bed and the sofa. The sofa must be placed on the wall opposite of the bed in order to create a distinct space for sleeping and lounging.