Has spending more time at home this past year given you a redecorating itch? Contrary to popular belief, you can give your home a fresh, new look without spending a single dime by changing up your furniture arrangement.
From your living room to your bedroom, rearranging your furniture can be a fun family bonding project (or a solo task if your partner has questionable design taste). Finally put to use all those hours watching Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and House Hunters to good use this weekend. Here are some of our furniture arrangement tips to take your home from old to new.
Follow the Rule(r)
Before you move a single item, take measurements of both your furniture and the space. If you are a visual person, you can take the time to sketch out a floor plan to determine where you want certain pieces of furniture to go. This will save you and your helpers the unnecessary sweat of moving something just to put it back again.
Make a statement
Always start with the biggest piece of furniture in the room as its placement will make the largest impact. Double-check your measurements first to make sure that everything will fit, especially if you need to move furniture through a door frame.
a new point of view
To create a more intimate and conversational space, try arranging your seating area away from walls. This interior design tip will help create a less boxed-in look while also making the room appear larger. Don’t be afraid to position your furniture so that it is better for socialization rather than watching TV.
Nothing is worse than feeling disorganized and cluttered in a space. Lighten up by combating clutter on side tables, bookshelves, mantles, vanities and coffee tables. Follow the “Rule of Three” which states that items arranged in odd numbers are more visually appealing to the eye. This “odd” grouping gives off a dynamic and more natural look compared to even numbers.
In homes built or renovated within the past decade, you are almost always guaranteed to encounter an open floor plan. Don’t be afraid to divide the space into areas by grouping your furniture. Try moving your sectional couch or rotating your dining room table for a more distinct space.
Curious about better organizing your closets, buying a new home or hiring a professional to rearrange your space? See our list of preferred vendors here that can help you create a fresh new look in your home.