How to Arrange Living Room Furniture with Designer Style

Furniture arranging is one of the best ways to completely change the look of a space, especially a living room. More often than not, people line their living room walls with furnishings and leave a considerable amount of open floor space. This is wasted space, and if the living area is large enough, other options exist for arranging living room furniture. This type of redecorating is absolutely free, and all it takes is a little creativity and time. Within a matter of minutes you can create a living room with designer style, and no matter your personal style, you can change the entire appearance and feel of the area without spending any money.

Arrange it on Paper First

Before moving heavy furnishings from one end of the room to the next, draw out a scale diagram on paper that includes windows, doors, outlets, staircases, and light switches. Make labeled scale cutouts of furniture that can be moved and rearranged. Taking the time to map out a plan before moving the furniture will help protect the flooring and furnishings, but most of all it will save your back. Rearranging furnishings can be a big undertaking, but with a plan and an extra set of strong arms, it can be very easy and rewarding.

Move the Furniture Out from the Walls

The options for arranging furniture in a very small living room can be greatly limited, but if you have a larger space, take advantage of the many decorating options available. Instead of arranging living room furniture in a way that leaves a wide-open area in the center of the room, move the furniture away from the walls. Leave a wide path for walking in back of furnishings, and bring family and friends closer together. This arrangement is ideal for a very large living area. Creating an inviting area for conversation will make the space look and feel warmer and cozier, and it will appear more welcoming.

Create Angles

Some people make the mistake of placing every piece of furniture parallel to walls, but a living room looks and feels much more welcoming when furniture is facing. Instead of forming a boxed-in area, place a few pieces at an angle. The placement of living room furniture should promote conversation, and a person should not have to turn their entire body to speak to someone who is also seated in the area. This arrangement not only creates a better area for conversing, but it also looks more stylish.

Moving the furniture in a living room is an easy way to completely transform the appearance of a space, and it is something anyone can accomplish. Well placed living room furniture enhances the entire appearance of the space, and even the most expensive and stylish pieces will not look their best if they are not well arranged. Best of all, you do not have to spend any money to make your living room look like a million bucks!

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