Wondering the best way to arrange furniture in the living room, family room, bedroom or dining room? Whether you’re curious about where to place beds, tables, chairs, couches or anything else, we have the answer. Be conscious of traffic flow in a room, and note visual weight and balance. Also, take lighting into account, and position furniture to facilitate conversation and comfort.
Problem: Irregular room, one wide traffic lane. Solution: Use the perimeter of the room for a computer desk and storage console. Choose chairs with casters so that they are easy to move. Float the furniture to focus on the fireplace and the television. Ensure that the fireplace and television are visible from each seat.
Living Room Arranging Problem: Long room, entry at one end. Solution: There’s no need to crowd; leave room for traffic and an entry drop spot. Cozy key seating pieces up to the fireplace facing each other. Use end tables as landing spaces on both ends of the sofa. Pair chairs to balance the visual weight of the sofa and to maximize seating.