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Tips on arranging furniture in a multipurpose room and arranging furniture in a room.

Arranging Furniture In Multipurpose Room

Are you getting sick of the way your rooms are looking? Do you find your dining room dull? Is your living room lost or are you lost in it? Don't rush out and purchase all new furniture to spice up your living space. Instead, a simple home decor shuffle can help to renew all the rooms in your house. Arranging furniture in the right manner ensures that the room area is efficiently used. Arranging furniture in certain ways highlights the furniture. However, deciding how to arrange furniture and how to make use of the space in a room can be a difficult and daunting task.The easiest way of arranging your furniture is by finding a focal point. A focal point can be a painting, window or a fireplace. It is better, if a focal point is anchored to the wall. This will help you move your furniture away from the walls and create an interesting arrangement.Given below are a few ideas on how to arrange furniture in the living room, bedroom, dining room and in a multi-purpose room.

Arranging Furniture In A Room

Living Room:
  • Decide the focus of the room before you arrange the furniture in the room. Use the focus as the central point of the room. Arrange furniture opposite the object in focus.
  • Chairs should be placed within 2.5m of each other so as to encourage conversation.
  • Position a table in such a way that it is easily accessible from every chair.
  • Keep a light source near the seating area.
  • Side tables should be at least as tall as the arm of the chairs or sofa. This will ensure that serving is easy.
  • When arranging furniture provide enough space for moving around the room.
Multi-Purpose Room:
  • You could pick a feature of the room and make it the focal feature of the room. Arrange the furniture around the feature or place furniture opposite each other to create balance in the room.
  • Make the arrangement of the furniture in a way which will help divide the room into a living area and a dinning space. You could use an intricately carved folding screen to divide the room.
  • Arrange furniture in a style that creates harmony and balance in the room. Arrange furniture and accessories to create balance.
  • Area carpets can be used to define various groupings.
  • Furniture should be placed in a way that makes it easy for people to move into sitting and dining areas.
Bed Room:
  • Place furniture at an angle to give your room drama. This arrangement works well in rooms with many doors and windows. It also helps cozy up groupings; furniture that's placed around the perimeter often results in arrangements that are too far apart.
  • Anchor the space with an area rug or small runner placed on the same angle to emphasize the diagonal.
  • Place small tables next to each side of the bed to create balance. For a sitting area, position tables at each side of a sofa or between matching chairs.
  • Create traffic options in tight quarters with diagonal furniture placements. This also helps the room appear larger and more complex.
  • Position baskets, a trunk, or a bench at the foot of the bed. If you don't have a headboard, create one with a folding screen or old shutters.
Dining Room:
  • Begin by locating your dining room table. Tables are usually centered directly beneath the chandelier or lighting fixture, however, they can be placed on a diagonal with the chandelier.
  • If you chandelier is not centered in the room, try moving it over a few feet. Locate chairs around the table – try mixing the colors or styles up a bit, for a little excitement.
  • You can also place armchairs on either side of a sideboard or hutch for added drama.
  • If you are using a drop-leaf table, place it along a window or wall.