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Tips For Arranging Furniture In Your Living Room

If you are a homeowner that is looking to redecorate, you might not know exactly how you are going to arrange your furniture in the living room so that it looks as good as possible. Here are some living room furniture arranging tips that will allow you to make sure that your living room looks great.

1. Draw Visual Trails With Your Furniture For Rooms With Multiple Entrances

The first thing that you want to do is look at your room. If it has multiple entrances, you want to take a piece of blue painter's tape and put it on the floor. Use this tape to draw straight lines from entrance to entrance. This is generally the area that you want to keep clear in order to direct the flow of traffic through the room. If you have a small living room and are worried about it being too crowded, take a piece of tape and use it to draw a line from one side of one door frame to the mirrored side of the opposite door frame. Then, do the same with the other side of the of the door frames. This will allow you to specify a path that is wide enough for people to walk through easily. Don't remove this tape until you have totally arranged all of your furniture.

2. Choose a Focal Point

Choose the item that is going to be the focal point of your room. It might be a television or a crazy, colored couch. It might be a fireplace or a particular piece of artwork. Place this (except for the fireplace) in the part of the room that has the most space. Then, take all of your furniture and arrange it so that it is facing the focal point. Place your largest piece of furniture, usually your couch, first.

3. Pull Your Corner Couch Away from the Wall

If you have a corner couch, pull it away from the wall in order to let some air and light into your room. This will help the people in the deepest cushions feel less claustrophobic. Put a slender lamp or a small table that's easily reachable behind the couch in order to make the area feel lighter.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in interior design and furniture for living rooms. They will have some suggestions as to what furniture will look best in your current arrangement.