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Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

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Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

Posted by Amely Wurmbrand at August 25. 2009
When it comes to arranging your living room furniture, interior designers in Seattle, New York, or LA will tell you there are important rules to follow. Luckily, it's not rocket science. Apply the following to your room and notice the difference they can make: 1. Choose a focal point Find something in the room that you want to be the main focal point. This could be something that is already in the room like a fireplace or a large window with a nice view, or you might choose a TV or entertainment system as these will be used often. Whichever you pick, you will then need to arrange your furniture, decorative items and seating around it. 2. Set your seating If you want your living room area to be a place where those inside it can easily socialize, arrange your seating facing each other - or at right angles to each other - so that the seating space feels intimate. As described before, it should still be in front of or centered around your focal point. You will also have to decide if you wish to place a table or ottoman in the center of the seating, for placing drinks, etc, or if you wish to keep this space clear. If you choose the later, add small tables to the seating arrangement line (e.g. next to sofa ends or in between the squares created by placing the seats at right angles. These squares are also great for adding lamps. 3. Consider balance and symmetry When you look at your room, are there certain areas which appear cluttered with large objects while others seem awkwardly empty? Try and place items so that there is a sense of balance to the space you have used. Using symmetry helps a room look good too, e.g., placing matching items at both ends of a sofa or hanging the same sized picture frames at opposite ends of a wall. 4. Think about your lighting If your room doesn't have ceiling lights, you will need to prioritize the placing of lamp stands or tables that hold lamps. Work out which areas of the room need brightening during the day and place lamps there to maintain a balance of light in the room. Again, when it comes to night, make sure your lighting is well-balanced. 5. Experiment in miniature Draw a layout of the room on paper and cut out paper miniatures of all the furniture and large belongings you will be placing inside it. Experiment with moving everything around, choosing different seating layouts, focal points and other arrangements. This will help you generate ideas and allow you to find the most practical and pleasing way to arrange your room. If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to post it to your site or blog and forward this link to your friends. Have a great day! Don't forget to visit my interior design blog. Amely www.AmelyDesigns.com www.AmelyDesigns.com/blog

Re: Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

Posted by Russel Lyndon at September 17. 2009

Hey thats very useful tips for living room furniture... Thanks for sharing...

 

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Re: Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

Posted by Riyo at January 26. 2010

I have a disaster living room and I really hate but using this tips I think I can make it beautiful and attractive.

 

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Re: Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

Posted by nodjr at January 28. 2010

living room is one of the most happening area of ones house..and often neglected by many..hope this thread helps some one looking for restructuring his house..thanx for share

 

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Re: Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

Posted by Azula at March 09. 2010

Thanks a lot for giving some tips, I can now make my living room more attractive and beautiful and I guess putting a curtains is much better. 

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Re: Make the Most of your Living Room: Five Secrets to Placing Furniture

Posted by Marjorie Culkins at September 04. 2010
Just like furniture or curtains, lighting is pretty important to consider during a home renovation. net curtain Jardinieres
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