For many people, the arrangement of furniture in the rooms is not easy. My job takes me to visit many homes and I notice many missteps that can easily be corrected. To avoid imbalance and overload in the room, one must first analyze the architecture and the volume of space. What part is it made?

Architectural elements

The windows

Avoid the block, but we may well place a low-back sofa by keeping a minimum clearance of 10 inches to allow the addition of curtains and framed to release the heat source.


must be avoided to clog. If you place a piece of furniture nearby, make sure there is enough clearance to open the door.

Openings to other rooms

As the doors, we must avoid jeopardizing traffic by placing furniture directly in front. However, it is possible to place a sofa or chair in front of an opening, providing they can move around.


The home

this tenure should be clearly visible and the arrangement of furniture should not undermine its importance. You need to make your starting point for the room layout and positioning of furniture.


There are several ways to position the furniture in the living room. The basic rule is to form an island of friendliness to encourage human groups.

Positioning in parallel

are placed two sofas facing each other (one of two sofas can be replaced with two chairs placed side by side)

Positioning at right angles

are placed at right angles two loveseats. Other furniture (tables, chairs and ottoman) can then be placed to accompany the sofas.

Quick tip before buying her new furniture

Make a scale drawing on graph paper and lay out the doors, windows, fireplace, and measure the furniture or other items you want to keep. Take your plan to the furniture retailer. On site, you can measure the furniture you like and see if they can be easily integrated into your space.

Tips in bulk

A coin made ​​in the long : to avoid aggravating the effect of length, the furniture will be placed on the sea. The large sofa will be placed perpendicular to the longest wall of the room. Alternatively, if the room is very large and long and narrow, you can also create additional areas such as, for example, a reading corner.

A square : If it is small, the furniture will be placed along the line of walls (parallel) and the grouping of furniture will be at right angles or parallel. If, however, it is very large, we can move the same group so that the position angle in the room.

# We must avoid overloading the room and encourage development more streamlined.
# Be careful not to align all the furniture to the walls, leaving a large empty space in the center. Gather your belongings and clear rather the walls.

In summary, if you’re planning your space and think you get new furniture, take the time to plan your purchases to suit your space and your lifestyle. A lounge or living room can sometimes take several vocations (lounge area, computer station, multimedia, etc). Remember that it is often possible to integrate them, but it’s all about planning. For this you will possibly need the assistance of a designer who can guide you in developing a plan of practical and suited to your needs.

Avoid impulse buying, opt for planning.

You have a crush on a beautiful modular sofa? Take the steps carefully or ask the retailer to provide it, then check with the measurements of your room if it can be easily integrated. And for those who want to remodel their room with existing furniture, have fun trying new positions by moving your furniture. If you do not get anything worthwhile, it’s possibly because you have too. We must make choices and store the excess.