Furniture layout plays a very significant role in the impression a room produces on guests. However, not every person can afford to hire a professional interior designer to get a well-furnished room. At the same time, it is a big challenge for people without any artistic back round to create anything worthy in the empty room. That is the reason to prepare for staging beforehand and learn several useful tips how to avoid turn staging mistakes. There are some of the tips to consider for everyone who has to deal with furniture layout.
- Make a plan of the space you have
Every room in the house or flat should be planned separately unless you wish to have a single interior style within the whole home. It is important to measure all the room to get exact data and draw its sketch on the paper. It will allow you to distribute pieces of furniture around the room for a real arrangement to fit the room size. You can also do that not on the sheet of paper but using modern computer software and tools.
- Decide what will be a focal point of the room
Every room should have a thing that will attract more attention than other pieces – it is called a focal point. In most cases it can be a fireplace, television, chandelier or picture. All the other furniture should contribute to the look of the focal point. The last one should be scaled properly to fit the room size and avoid looking odd. There is a general rule according to which you should have at least 3 feet of empty space around each object in the room.
- Make the furniture arrangement open
Remember that all the pieces of furniture should as if welcome you in the room. It means that when you open the door, the should not be put directly with their back to you – it create an impression of an obstacle. Of course, it is impossible to locate every piece facing the door, but none of them should meet a person with its back.
- Get enough surfaces
No matter whether it is a living room, bedroom or nursery there should be furniture pieces with the surface within arms reach. You will always have anything to put on it so these surfaces should be considered thoroughly. In the living room, it can be a coffee table, while in the bedroom this role belongs to bedside tables mainly. One more thing to consider is the level of this surface regarding other furniture pieces – it must be close.
- Think about movement around the room
Of course, it is possible to stage a room with furniture very thoroughly, but will you achieve the goals set then? It is natural that every room will once be visited and there should be enough space to move around it. If a room has several entrances, they must be connected with a pathway between each other and have no obstacles on the way. You should provide easy access to every furniture item.
- Always use accessories
Even a furnished room looks faceless without accessories. Simple curtains play such a significant role in making a room cozier, let alone other great decorative items. Remember about pictures, rugs, flowers, souvenirs and, of course, mirrors. Their strategically right positioning will make a great contribution to the well-built interior.
- Opt for symmetry in the room
Symmetric interiors are more appealing and preferred by people. They have a completed look and create a special atmosphere in the room.
Any luxurious furniture will look not impressive unless you consider lighting in the room. Dark areas, shades and different finish palette are only some of the challenges to cope with. It is preferable to get a mix of overhead lighting unless a chandelier is your focal point in the room. Another thing to consider is to fill the room with lighting placed at different levels to create a balance in the room.
Living room Staged
Living room Staged
Furniture staging is one of the most challenging tasks when you work with an empty room. It is not easy to find suitable examples with appropriate size and combine them so that they looked wholesome. Many people make the only huge mistake – they try so hard that it results in exaggeration. However, it is better to be moderate in such solutions and listen to the tips of qualified designers.