Furniture Arranging Tips for Your New Home in Richwoods
August 26, 2013 9:01 am
One of the fun and/or challenging things about moving into a new home in Richwoods Place is figuring out where to place your furniture. The arrangement of sofas, tables and chairs can make a room feel comfy and cozy for TV watching, or more vibrant so family and friends can enjoy lively discussions.
The first thing you’ll need to do before moving any furniture into a particular room is determine its size. You can get a rough estimate by measuring your foot and then walking heel to toe across the room. But to be precise, use a measuring tape. Make sure you check the dimensions of hallways, doorways and stairs too. You don’t want your favorite couch to get stuck in the doorway.
Create a Serene Space
There are a few different ways to create a restful atmosphere in your room. One way is to make sure that all of the furniture shares a similar height, depth and width. Another technique is to make sure that the size of the pieces relative to one another and the size of the space is similar. You can also create a serence space through the use of symmetry. Pairing chairs or loveseats in a room, or placing nightstands on either side of the bed keeps the room in balance.
Energize the Room
When you want to add visual interest to a space, try mixing furniture of different sizes and shapes. Adding asymmetrical elements, such as two chairs of different sizes next to each other, is a good way to add visual motion and excitement to a room. On the other hand, you still need to keep scale in mind when arranging different shapes and sizes of furniture. You’ll realize the scale is wrong when you see a tiny loveseat behind a large coffee table, or a dining room table in a room with little space to walk around it.
Arrange with an Artist’s Eye
Apply the artistic technique of triangulation to add depth to your space. This technique incorporates angles in a room that creates a sense of perspective. A common example of triangulation is to place two end tables on either side of a sofa with a painting above the sofa.
Get Gestalt about it
All furniture arrangements have a certain gestalt or “form” to them. One way to deal with a long rectangular room is to divide the “form” of it into another form. You can split a long space into two areas – one for relaxing, with a sofa, and the other for dining, with a table and chairs. This arrangement should make everyone feel more comfortable in the space.
Richwoods Place offers home buyers a unique opportunity to live in a gated community of luxury homes in southeast Frisco. If you’d like more information about buying a new home in Richwoods, visit the Landon Homes website to see the available floorplans, and community features.
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