Winter Maintenance Tips

How to Arrange Furniture to Your New Home

January 14, 2022

Organizing your new home can be overwhelming. The best way to get started is to make a rough plan beforehand as you proceed to arrange furniture in your new house. You also want your furniture to be arranged neatly for guests to move around in easy ways.

Even if you have a new house, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy all modern and new furniture. You can look for used furniture or find some at discount stores.

You should consider the layout of your room when planning where you need to put furniture pieces in the space. You also want your furniture to be arranged to ensure that there are no corners or gaps in between items of furniture. Also there should be gap from the walls. Likewise also you need to have furniture arranged neatly in a pattern to have a visual appeal to your guests. This can be quite tricky at times, but there are some tips that can make it easier.

Follow these tips:

  • Make Room Space Assessment and Check Focal points
  • Determine how the room is to be used
  • Clear space by selling off old items
  • Determine focal points and guests movement
  • Focus on functionality and space ambience
  • Tips for Creating a Balanced Room Layout
  • Design Layouts with Online Design and Planner Tools or in old-fashion ways
  • Consider these Points Before You Start Arranging
  • Make Room Space Assessment and Check Focal points

When you’re moving to a new house, furniture arrangement is one of the first things you should decide on based on the available space in your new home.

  1. Determine how the room is to be used
  2. Living room furniture arrangement for comfortable, uncluttered conversation with home guests

In order to select furniture for a room, one needs to consider the purpose of the room. If your living room is where you entertain guests, it may be more important that you invest in quality furniture that can last for years rather than buying cheaper pieces that will only last a few months. One of the most important design elements to implement is the proper arrangement of living room furniture, so that guests will have enough room to sit comfortably on couches, chairs, or sofa to carry on a conversation.

  1. Clear space by selling off old items
  2. Sell off old cabinets and unnecessary furniture to make way for new ones

Selling old furniture can be a great way to make space for new furniture in the home. Remove old furniture sets like old cabinets, bookshelves, chairs and evaluate on the emptied space. This can help you get a clear vision of sizes of furniture to be replaced.

  1. Determine focal points and guests movement

Deciding where your focal point of the room can help you decide what type of furniture should be put surrounding it. A focal point of the room can be a fireplace with an arched wooden mantelpiece, where family pictures and decorative flower bases are put. Sofa, coffee table and chairs should not be pointing outwards, putting a back view to this focal point. Rather all furniture orientation should be done facing towards this focal point to emanate a welcoming vibe to the room.

The next thing you need to do is establish smooth guests-flow movement. So sets of furniture should be put on with regular gaps in between. This will make sure that guests can easily flow from one point of the room to another without bumping into furniture and other objects in their way.

  1. Focus on functionality and space ambience

Determine how the furniture must go along the functionality of the room: The first thing to consider is what you ultimately plan on using the room for, and make sure that the furniture supports this function. For example, if it is a living space extension beside the kitchen and you want a comfortable and modern feel, make sure that it does not lack outlets and has a lot of space for a round coffee table and few chairs. This space can be considered as a chit-chat place with privacy.

When designing a new space, it can be easy to forget that there is more than just the furniture that is going into it. You may also need flooring, lighting, decorations and other things in order for your space to feel complete. This is known as space ambience. When designing a room layout, make sure you think about how each piece of furniture will affect the other pieces in the room before you add it in.  You may find that certain furniture pieces clash with one another or don’t work very well with your chosen floor design.

  • Tips for Creating a Balanced Room Layout

Your goal should be to create a balanced room layout with a homely ambient feel to it.

If you are not sure how your items should be arranged, please refer to the following tips:

– Arrange furniture according to its function, such as where the kitchen is located near the dining table or where the bedroom is located next to a bathroom.

– Pay attention to how much space each piece of furniture takes up in order not to overcrowd the room.

– Height of furniture should not to be too high or low. This should be within hands-reachable to anyone.  Only if you have shorter space to accommodate, you may need to add height to your furniture by stacking up vertically and multi-levels use.

– Hallway entrance should have ready wooden cabinets to store guests’ belongings as they arrive on the house and readily look out for a temp storage and later on they can easily find those when they leave the house.

– Be mindful of taking advantage of open spaces and creating symmetry in order to avoid making one side of the room look less appealing than the other side. Furniture should be evenly spaced out in arrangement.

– Add in-house greenery. Consider adding some small green plants or other gardening items, such as indoor decorative flower pots or medicinal plants to exude a natural ambience.

  • Design Layouts with Online Design and Planner Tools or in old-fashion ways
  • Online Design and Planner Tools

A new house may not have the right amount of furniture, or the current furniture arrangement may no longer suit your needs. In these cases, you’ll need to determine how to make the best use of available room space. There are a variety of online room design and planner tools that can help you arrange new furniture in a more efficient way.

These design tools help you to create models of room space, including the position of essential elements such as doors, windows and outlets, and then allow you to try out the positioning of your new furniture and related accessories. You can also experiment with different furniture patterns and layouts to see how they work in different spaces.

  • Create cardboard replicas

Create cardboard replicas of furniture to experiment in the actual space. You can do this with brown cardboard paper and accessories available at most warehouse packaging stores. You’ll have to make measurements of each piece of furniture, which you can then trace onto the board paper and cut out. The cut-out templates work as dummy furniture, which you can then arrange in the room to get a visualization. While this is an old-fashion way, but it can be quite satisfying as you put your brains on architecture, physical stamina and labor on it.

  • Consider these Points Before You Start Arranging

So, to put that all in a summary: before you start arranging new furniture and accessories in your newly acquired home, keep these ideas in mind:

– Pre-plan your own architecture sketch or with online design tools. This will help you evaluate room dimensions and determine measurements on what type of new furniture to fit in the room fulfilling both functionality and ambience.

– Arrange furniture with functionality. You should buy furniture that go with the core functions of the room, such as arrangement of coffee table and chairs near the kitchen space.

– Pay attention to bare minimum. This is not to overcrowd the room with unwanted furniture and accessories. This can be an eye sore and unwelcoming to guests.

– Leave enough space gaps between furniture so guests can move around freely and without bumping into those.

– Be mindful of privacy spaces and wooden coffee tables in order to make your guest continue lively conversation over hot beverages and create a nonintrusive, appealing and homely environment for all.

– Put emphasis on indoor greenery. Adding indoor plants to your living space can provide a new outlook to your room while also improving the ambience. Different flower or medicinal plants bring different benefits and it is up to you to decide which will suit your needs best.

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