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Did you know that furniture placement sets the tone for ANY room? I don’t think I’m going too far in saying that furniture placement is the biggest game changer for your space without having to spend a dime!
Okay, if your home is empty, you need a full game plan to fill it up [see our solution for you in the link below 😉], but for many homeowners, you have furnishings and something still feels off!
Before you dive into refreshing your entire home of furniture, rearrange what you have with a fresh furniture placement that you have not tried before. I even suggest this to homeowners who know they are going to purchase all new furnishings no matter what.
Get a feel for the flow of your space with what you have to work with, and measure before purchasing anything new. The key factors in your space to focus on:
Once you determine the above, work your furniture around your ideal circulation pattern. So often, I see homeowners simply place their furniture against the walls to ease the process, but it’s nearly impossible to make a space feel intentionally designed by going this route.
Dive deeper into how you use your space and you will be wowed by the possibilities!
HOW TO TACKLE FURNITURE PLACEMENT IN YOUR ROOM
1. Process your room as a completed three-dimensional space:
We’re not just talking about a two-dimensional plan, we are talking about what happens to all six major surfaces of your space. Interior designers talk about the fifth wall of every space they design – the ceiling! The floor should always be right with those five “walls” throughout your design process too.
2. Determine your ideal circulation areas:
Ground your furniture and ensure you have enough circulation space to get in and out of every door comfortably. Determine the flow that makes total sense for your everyday function, and THEN work around your ideal circulation with your furniture placement.
3. Maximize what is left after circulation:
Once you’ve honed in on the exact spaces you need proper clearance and circulation, then start placing the largest pieces in the room – usually a sofa/sectional or bed, depending on the space. Work through the smaller pieces from there – chairs, tables, lamps…
4. Think through height and volume:
No matter how much volume your space has, there is a great chance you are not maximizing every vertical inch. There are a lot of rules when it comes to maximizing the full volume of your space, but the most important one is to USE IT!
Pay attention to how arm heights of seating relate to each other. Focus on table heights vs. arms and backs of adjacent furniture, not just the width and depth of each piece.
Manage your own expectations, take the measurements, do the math, and then order furnishings without the fear of having to return or exchange.
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We love that the “Planning” module has been one of the most eye-opening subjects for The MMDH Furnishing Method students.
It is a game changer when you shift your mindset FROM “just buying furniture” TO thoughtfully furnishing the full volume of your space… floor to ceiling, wall to wall. Ultimately, this will create a functional layout in each room and help you thoughtfully fill the voids throughout your home.
If you’re struggling with your furniture layout and need more guidance to get it done, we’ve created something for you. The MMDH Furnishing Method includes a full module [3 videos totaling 30 minutes of teaching professional insights] dedicated to conquering the planning, scale, and placement of your furniture. Check out the details and see what else is included by clicking the button below!
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