5 Simple Decorating Rules for Arranging Furniture
Let’s face it! Arranging furniture can be an overwhelming task. When faced with an empty room, filling and arranging it aesthetically and practically can seem like a daunting task. However, over the years we have worked with furniture, we have come up with a few principles that always work. Just follow this guide and you will find out that arranging furniture is not unnerving at all. In this post, we have also highlighted products that you can use to help you create stylish and elegant rooms.
Choose a Focal Point
Every room needs a focal point and its power should never be underestimated. At times, focal points appear naturally, for instance, if you have a built-in fireplace or prominent window. However, in most cases, you have to create them yourself. One of the most effective ways to create a focal point is to have a media unit that you can arrange furniture around and create an elegant room. In our collection, we have a Chester Industrial Elm TV Unit that can make an elegant focal point in any room.
This TV unit will make an ideal focal point because it is handcrafted with a combination of solid elm and sturdy stainless steel metal framed legs. Moreover, its push-catch storage compartments make it easy to stay tidy and organised. As contemporary piece of furniture it is Ideal for storing media accessories and can function as a hallway storage unit. With clean lines, sleek design and plenty of storage this unit is indeed as a perfect choice if you are looking for a focal point in a room.
Use the Right Rugs
Area rugs should always be placed under all types of furniture if you can manage it. Leaving some flooring around the edges is okay but when selecting a rug ensure that it is big enough and that all the furniture in a seating arrangement can seamlessly rest on it. At least you will want the front legs of furniture to sit on the rug while the back can rest on the floor. If you are looking for high-quality rugs to pimp your room, check we have an Aaradhya Rose-Tinted Rug that will brighten the look and feel of your home since it is a luxurious rug of fantastic quality and a design that fits perfectly on any floor. The Aaradhya Rug features a textural rose-tinted cream palette innovatively blending in with glossy golden streaks creating a beautifully distressed artistic statement. This characterful rug’s aesthetic is an effortless route to liven up the look of a living room, bedroom or even an office, whilst being practical, durable and easy to clean.
Get a Big Coffee Table
When it comes to coffee tables, bigger is always better. A big coffee table at the centre of a seating area is ideal for both functionality and aesthetics. It acts as a room’s anchor and provides lots of space for people to put down drinks and display collectible accessories. A big coffee table also provides easier access to seats around it. With that being said, we have a large collection of coffee tables that you can use the set the standards that you want in your room. In our table collection, we have a big black Lanty Coffee Table that you can use to achieve the right effect. Measuring W: 130 x D: 74 x H: 45 cm, Lanty is large and excellent hand-finished coffee table made of Elmwood and metal. This makes it a real eye-catcher for a stylish living environment. In other words, invite the modern glamour that this Lanty Coffee Table brings into your home and achieve your desired décor results.
Use the Right Artwork
Items that are hung on the wall be it mirrors, sculptural objects, or art have to be placed cleverly in proportion to your furniture. For instance, you don’t have to hang small photos at the back of your sofa. Instead, use a grouping of art pieces or select a large piece that is at least 2/3 the size of your sofa. We have a Zeto Oil Painting that will seamlessly complement your furniture arrangement. We have decorative pieces like the Glass Decorative Chess Set that you can use bring glamor and charm into your room. This Glass Decorative Chess Set is the perfect addition for your coffee table or sideboard as a stunning point of interest. The contemporary set is handmade by talented craftsmen and features flawless pieces in clear glass as well as frosted glass finishes.
Put Tables at Arm’s Length
It goes without saying that every seat in your room should have easy access either to a coffee table or a side table. Avoid arranging your furniture in a layout that will force people to move from their seats to get their drinks. When it comes to the height of your tables:
- Side tables are supposed to be the same height as chair arms. If that is not possible, lower is better. In our collection of side tables, we have a Carpo Octagon Side Table that is designed to fit any other forms of furniture you have in your room. This elegant geometric side table features an angled base crafted of metal with a glossy finish, a tempered elm octagon-shaped top with an open geometric frame to round out your ensemble with eye-catching chic appeal. With an attractive and practical figure, this side table is designed to fit perfectly next to a sofa or chair in the living room or even as a modern nightstand next to your bed. This side table is also available in a larger size.
- When it comes to coffee tables, let the height be the same as the sofa seats or even lower. The Finneas Nesting Coffee Table from our collection is precisely designed for this look. With it, you can add a touch of geometry in your living space. Showcasing natural elm wood top teamed with golden brass frame, this coffee tables will definitely look stunning in any style of decor. Its perfect round duo will easily become the statement piece in your lounge space for entertaining friends and family. Thoughtfully designed in two different sizes, these tables can be used together as well as spread out.
Find Balance When Arranging Furniture
Balance is very important when it comes to arranging furniture and other things in a room. Therefore, take into consideration both placement and size of your pieces ensuring that you do not group small or large pieces in the same area of a room. This will make the space feel unsettling and lopsided. Moreover, ensure that you have a wide variety of shapes. For instance, if you have straight-lined seating, it will be expedient to consider a round coffee table. In our catalog, we have a Concrete Round Coffee Table that will help bring balance and elegance in your room. This stylish coffee table provides a standout look that any living room craves. Bold and unmoving, its fine round top allows it to be styled with some of your finest furniture.
Putting It All Together
When it concerns arranging accessories and furniture in a room, it is imperative to plan in advance especially if your plan involves buying new pieces of furniture. You can either use an online floor planner or go with the old-fashioned graph paper to sketch out the floor plan that you want. This way, you will know whether or not the pieces of furniture or artwork you have in mind will fit into what you looking to achieve.