Room Layout Tips
Where you place your furniture in a room will instantly set the tone for how you’ll live in that room.
First Rule – Get Out the Tape Measure!
The first step in arranging a space is determining its size. Measure the dimensions of a room as well as the hallways, stairs and door widths leading to the space. This is the most challenging for a homeowner, making sure the entrance and curves of the entryways and stairs as well as the room are large enough for potential purchases.
Mix Furnishings of Various Sizes
Every object has a height, depth and width. To add visual interest to any space, incorporate a variety of furniture with different characteristics. If you’re going for a serene, unchallenging area for rest or recovery, keep the furnishing volumes in a room similar. This rustic living space uses an extra-large sectional with small armchairs and side tables to create an energetic space with various volumes.
HGTV Dream Home 2011
Use Scaled Pieces to Create Balance
The size of pieces relative to one another and the size of the space is their scale. Similarly scaled pieces are more serene when used together, but a nice balance of pieces creates a harmonious atmosphere, utilizing the differing physical qualities of height, depth and width throughout a room. When furnishings are out of scale, you’ll notice that it just won’t feel comfortable or right.
Design by Sarah Richardson
High ceilings do wonders for a living room. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular natural light, and help to open the space visually. Photograph by Trevor Tondro
A Sectional makes the perfect space for entertaining.
By angling furniture into the room, designer Sandy Kozar, used more of the space and created an intimate conversation grouping. Photography by Edie Ellison
The shape of the taller Wingback chairs works with the lower sofa because of a shared commonality of curved forms — in the chairs’ rolled outer edges and the sofa’s rolled arms. Photography by Edie Ellison (Similar to our Ashton Sofa available in Full, Mid and Apartment Size Sofas)
The fireplace serves as a focal point in this casually elegant living room. The monochromatic color scheme unites all the elements. (Similar to our Megan Small Sofa and Chair is perfect for this living room setting.