Furniture Arrangement Tips: Space, Balance, Habits

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the varying approaches that homeowners and residents take when it comes to furniture arrangements within their interior design. From broad strategies like the use of focal points to more specific tips like keeping windows clear from furniture blockages, there are a number of things to keep in mind while arranging furniture in any room or part of your home.

At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we’re happy to offer the very best home furniture products you’ll find around Salt Lake City and Millcreek areas, plus the very best interior design services in the area. Today’s part two will go over some other general tips on interior furniture arrangement to consider for your space.

Leaving Space for Movement

Especially if you have several major furniture pieces you want to place in the room, it’s important to consider how space for movement will be affected. Make sure you leave several feet of open area between furniture pieces so people can move around with ease.

A common error from first-timers here is focusing too much on the walls for furniture placement, but leaving open space in the middle of a room can be just as important. Don’t fill every inch of your space with a furniture piece or other decorative item – there should be room to move around and continue conversations comfortably!

The Concept of Furniture Balance

As you’re going about arranging your furniture, the concept of balance should be understood and taken into consideration. You don’t want to have all of your furniture pushed to one wall or corner, as this can create an unbalanced and off-putting look.

Instead, you should strive for a balanced distribution of furniture across the room – if there’s a particular focal point like a fireplace or television, be sure that your heavier items are placed on either side of it in order to create balance. Keep in mind that lighter furnishings like end tables and lamps can be used to even out heavier items or brighten up a dark corner.

Consider Your Habits

Another key takeaway when it comes to furniture arrangement is understanding how you and your family members use the room. If you tend to spend a lot of time watching television or reading books, make sure that comfortable seating is placed close to these activities.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your furniture placement either. Using ottomans in lieu of coffee tables, opting for a sectional sofa and utilizing unique pieces like armoires or chaise lounges can be great ways to make your space feel interesting without feeling cramped.

These are just a few of the many tips we’ve picked up over our years as furniture retailers and interior design professionals – with the right approach, you can create an attractive but functional living space that works for your needs. At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we also offer complimentary design services for all of our customers. With these services, you can take advantage of our experienced designers who can help provide suggestions and ideas on how to arrange existing pieces or plan out the layout of your next purchase. Contact us today to learn more!

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