I believe too many of us are unaware of the importance in space planning. More often than not, the easiest and most dramatic change in any room can simply occur by rearranging your furniture. It can potentially be more inviting, and provide better functionality.
Things to Avoid
It still seems to be that the easiest way to place furniture in a living room is to smash each piece right up against the wall. We’ve all done it. It’s one of those tricks that make us think the room looks larger. Well it doesn’t. Just like placing your bed in the corner of your bedroom mistakenly gives you this free and empty space to… well… I’m actually not entirely sure what you need this space for. I know that sometimes we just don’t have a choice. If you have the space to bring things out away from the walls, I say try it.
Avoid adding too much to the space. Just include what you need. There are no rules that say you have to have 2 side tables, or even a coffee table. So if you can’t make it fit, just lose it. Try to minimize pieces in order to make your space flow nicely.
There is no one size fits all. Each floor plan is different and you have to work with what you have. I have accepted long ago that there are certain pieces of clothing that simply do not look good on me. We’ve all had to accept this at some point. The same goes with your home. Think about what you have any what you need, and try to get as much as you can out of it. Don’t look at other home and focus on how you wish you could have it. You usually can’t. That’s okay, because you may be surprised by what you can have.
Things to Try
Pinterest. What I mean by this is look at other rooms that you enjoy and think about the layout. Don’t begin to focus on what you can’t have, focus on the similarities and how you can bring some of these great ideas to your own space.
I believe it is time we think about what we want from our spaces. Wouldn’t you rather an intimate seating plan to converse with family and friends? Or maybe you like having your distance from others, and prefer to be farther from the television. Try to work out your ow plan by trying these Space Planning Tips for a Successful Residential Design.
Even small spaces, which are often the most challenging, can be worked out by doing those handy tricks to make the space feel better.
Play around with what you have. Maybe it is time for a change. That’s not such a bad thing right? Who knows, it might even make you feel like you’re living in an entirely new space. Doesn’t that sound like fun?