You’ve Got Your Furniture, Now What?

You’ve Got Your Furniture, Now What?

New year, new furniture and you’re ready to go!  But wait…have you ever thought about the best way to place your furniture?  The best way to arrange it so that everything in the room is highlighted as it should be and you’re utilizing all available space?  How do you know what should go where?  Read on for some helpful tips in perfect furniture placement!

  • Area Rugs Belong Under Furniture:  An undersize rug will make a small room seem smaller and a large room look disconnected. Place the rug underneath at least the first set of legs of your bed, couch or chairs to create a cohesive look.
  • Couches Should Be Surrounded By a Little Space: Placing a couch even a few inches away from the wall will create a little breathing room and make a space seem larger. If you can’t pull it away from the wall because of space restrictions, move chairs or side tables a few inches out to open up the room. If you’re working with a big room, feel free to put the couch in the center facing a set of windows or a fireplace to break the room into two separate spaces.
  • The Higher the Curtains The Better: Go as high as you can possibly go.  In most situations, it’s best to hang drapes from the ceilings to the floors—it makes the ceilings seem a lot higher and expands the room. If you go too small—either the curtains are too short or hung too low—they seem like an afterthought. You should also hang curtains 1 to 2 feet beyond where the casement ends to make the window looks wider.
  • Dining Room Tables Go Under Overhead Lights: Though it depends on the architecture of your home, for dining tables, always try the classic placement in the center of the room under a light fixture. If your dining room chandelier is slightly off-center, you can try looping the excess chain it hangs from onto a hook that is positioned so the grouping will work. But, if the light is off-center or your room is too small for the traditional arrangement, you shouldn’t try to force it.


  • Coffee Tables Should Be Large:  Like rugs, a large coffee table can help expand and connect a room. An oversize table contributes more to a room in terms of both function and aesthetics and all experts agree that coffee tables should be placed anywhere from 12 to 24 inches away from your couch.


So get to it and have fun decorating your space with your new furniture!

Posted on January 29, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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