If you have a rectangular shaped room and you don’t know how to arrange your furnishings, you are not alone! It’s a very common problem and actually fairly simple to fix. I do a lot of one day Interior Redesigns and a lot of the homes have a rectangular shaped which are difficult for most to come up with a furniture arrangement that looks good, feels good and is funtional.
Here’s what you need to do. You need to visually divide the room into two sections. One section (the main area) should take up about 3/4 ‘s of the room, and the secondary area will take up the remaining 1/4 of the room. For example:
In this example, we have a typical seating area around the TV. If we had used the entire space for watching TV, the room would have had some “bad seats”, it wouldn’t be conversational, and it would probably feel uncomfortable. By adding a secondary seating area (this could also be a table a chairs, a game area, a reading nook, a computer area, etc) the primary section is comfortable and functional; as well as, the secondary area.
Here are a few other things to also keep in mind where Redesigning a room. Scale. For example: don’t big a large piece of art over a small table. The scale is wrong. Traffic flow. Be sure to consider the flow of traffic through the room – where you do and don’t want traffic is key to a good floorplan. Keep the architecture or focal point of the room in mind before and during your redesign so you can enjoy afterwards.
You can do this on your own or call in an Interior Redesigner to do it for you!