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How to Arrange Furniture

When arranging furniture, make a layout of how you want it to look before moving the furniture in. The shape and size of the room is an important factor, influencing the arrangement. Work with the space and the furniture you have. The fixtures needs to go with the shape of the room and complement other items that will be placed there.  Decide what you want the main centerpiece to be that draws the most attention. You don't want to make the room too cluttered, overfilling it. Everyone's is going to look different based on the needs of each room and the family size.



This is based on the personal taste of whoever will be living in the room. Their style will reflect the design of the room with some of their own personal furnishings. Place the bed in the room first. Either in the corner or in the middle of the room against the wall. Don't place the bed under a window due to the draft. Place headboard against the furthest wall from the door to attract the most attention. Then, you can get an idea of where the smaller items will fit like dresser, desk, or chair. Places these fixtures against the wall so they are not in the middle of the room. Allow space to open drawers, and keep the doorways clear. Place the desk under the window for natural lighting. Secondary furniture will include bedside table. After the setup is complete, you will need to unpack your room.


Living/Family Room-

This is a spot that generates a lot oftraffic. A very important room, it is the place the family has in common and meets together. It should be opening and welcoming for guests. The couch and TV are going to be the main center pieces of this room. Place the largest items first, then proceed with the secondary accessories. Have the coffee table positioned close enough to the couch so that people can place drinks on it. Or have side tables next to the couch for food and drinks. Keep all pathways clear of any obstacles with a 24 inch clearance. The couches and chairs will be faced toward the television. Arrange lighting appropriately according to furniture if used for reading.


Dining Room-

This is a spot for everyone to convene. The dining room table is the center piece in this room. This is a room for socializing and eating, so make sure there is enough seating to entertain.



The kitchen appliances have certain places they have to go due to plugs or counter cutouts. This is one of the most popular rooms in the house, serving a purpose everyone needs. Arrange table seating to coordinate with the number of people in the family. Add bar stools for additional seating.


Desk is main item in this room. If you are using it for work or business, then a great majority of your time will be spent here. Design your office space so the setup is functional with the type of work you are using it for. If you are expecting clientele, make sure seating is arranged like chairs or couches. Secondary items to place include filing cabinets and bookcase. Make sure these items are placed in a convenient places to be accessed easily. Clutter is the last hing you want in this location. It will also make the space look smaller and not appeal to clientele or make a helpful working environment.


Guest Bedroom Room-

This room should look nice for visitors, but it is not the main attraction of the house. It is not going to generate much traffic. A bed and dresser are the only fixtures really needed for this room. This room can also be used to place extra furnishing that you don't have a place for anywhere else.

Decide the focal point of each room, and layout the room accordingly to draw attention to that focal point.