2 Common Problems in Furniture Arrangement and the Solutions

Can’t decide how to arrange the furniture throughout your home? Don’t know where to get things for your house? At one point, we’ve all run into a variety of interior design issues, particularly when moving from one location to another.

Rearranging furniture, purchasing new furniture, and redecorating are all tasks that appear simple at first but present numerous challenges once you get started.

In this blog, we’ll go over two common problems with furniture arrangement and how to solve them.

Problem #1: Difficulty in furniture layout

There are several reasons why most people find space planning difficult. It could be because their living space is too small or too cramped. On the other hand, some have too large or too open spaces. Some people have existing furniture that they are unsure how to incorporate into the overall look and feel of their home. It could also be because the structure of their home is too unusual or out of the ordinary.

So, how do you fill a large, empty space or work around a confined space?

Solution: Measure, sketch, and mock it up

The best way to plan your home’s furniture arrangement is to measure each piece you intend to put in the room, as well as the entire room. Measure from corner to corner and from wall edge to wall edge. Take measurements of door widths and heights, as well as window placement, outlets, and switches. Draw this on your iPad or a piece of paper so you always have a guideline for what size furniture is appropriate for your space. Seeing it in this light allows you to imagine how your furniture layout might look.

Want a more accurate, three-dimensional representation of how your layout might “feel” in the space? Make a mock-up out of masking tape and large old boxes. You’ll be able to better appreciate the measurements of the pieces you’re choosing for your spaces this way, and you’ll eventually get a good sense of how to arrange furniture in your home.

Problem #2: Not knowing where to buy furniture

For many homeowners, going home shopping can be a very confusing and overwhelming experience. This is because we are frequently unsure whether the pieces we are considering will fit into the overall look we have in mind for our space. Or we are unfamiliar with the best brands, retail stores, or custom furniture suppliers who can meet our needs. Or perhaps we’re just afraid of buying the wrong thing. For some, confronting furniture pieces in a store can be intimidating.

Solution: Research, get recos, and make a mood board

Take your time and do your research. For a less stressful approach, look through online catalogs or social media accounts of home brands and local suppliers. Join DIY home decor Facebook groups and ask the members for their top recommendations for home and furniture stores. You can also use social media to follow your favorite design professionals and influencers, particularly those whose styles you admire, to see which furniture brands or suppliers they use or promote.

When you start shopping for your home, make two important lists:

  1. A list of your favorite or most interesting home brands, retailers, and local suppliers or artisans.
  2. A comprehensive list of all the furniture, decorative accessories, and home items you believe you will require for the space.

These shopping lists will be your best friends, as they will help you avoid the overwhelm that seems to accompany every shopping trip. Make a note of a measurement guide for each large piece of furniture.

When you’ve narrowed down your options for furniture and home accessories, see if you can use a tool like Canva, or Pinterest to create a mood board for each room. You can either pin photos of the furniture pieces you like from the store’s website or upload them to a Canva board. This allows you to see if all of the pieces you’ve chosen look good together from an aesthetic standpoint.

Takeaway

We all love the fun and excitement in moving to a new place and redecorating it to your style and personality. There’s actually no right or wrong way in rearranging your spaces, in the end it’s all about your comfort, and how you make your new place feel like home.

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