How to arrange your furniture like a pro

Arranging furniture requires attention to both form and function. You don’t have to buy new furniture or spend lots of money on the most expensive pieces to create a room layout that makes your home more inviting, cheerful and user-friendly. Try these 10 tips for enhancing your home’s living, working or playing spaces.

1. Take Careful Measurements

It’s easier to arrange furniture on paper than to pick up and move real items. Measure your room and your pieces of furniture before you start moving anything. And then apply these basic measurements, depending upon what room you’re redesigning:

  • Leave roughly 30 inches of space between pieces of furniture if you’ll need to walk around it.
  • Facing chairs and sofas should not be more than 8 feet apart if you want to enable easy conversations.
  • Leave 14 to 18 inches between your sofa and coffee table so people can reach out and set down their drinks easily.
  • How many chairs should you place around your dining room table? Plan on chairs that are 20 to 24 inches wide, and leave at least 6 inches of space between them.
  • Keep a dining room table at least 36 inches from each wall so guests can comfortably push their chairs out or move them back to get seated.
  • Leave 2 feet on each side of your bed for ease of movement.

2. Visualize The Flow

When guests come to your house, do they know to turn right or left to get to your seating area? Is it easy to walk through a room without tripping over furniture? Make your entry path obvious, and make it easy to move from a pre-dinner seating area to the dining room table to your deck or anywhere else people will be walking.

3. Create A Focal Point

When arranging a family or living room, create a focal point that anchors the room. This can include a fireplace, large window, French doors, home entertainment area or a seating arrangement. Will you be using the room primarily for watching TV and gaming with family, or for entertaining friends? The way in which you will use the room will help you decide on your focal point.

4. Encourage Conversation

Arrange your seating so that it makes it easier to for people to talk. For example, instead of placing two chairs across from the sofa facing them straight ahead, angle them toward each other.

5. Add Asymmetry

Don’t be too OCD about making sure everything matches and lines up. Asymmetry occurs when things don’t equal out, such as placing two candles of different heights beside each other, or pairing a sofa with a love seat. You don’t need matching chairs, or chairs of the same height, near your sofa.

For good furniture, choose well wood

We love learning about the materials in our furniture and we want you to know them too. Did you know that every time you buy a piece of our furniture made from solid wood, you are taking an exclusive piece home? If the idea already calls you, wait until you read the proposals that we have prepared for you. Keep reading!

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Our collections are a good example of being the best version of yourself. In fact, the sideboard, TV unit and bedside table are made from solid wood, with its own streaks and hues. This makes every piece unique and different in each case, even with their most perfect imperfections.

Such a material must be treated as it deserves to be treated to get the best out of it. 

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Shelves in the form of trays, also feature solid acacia wood. To give them a trendy touch, they have steel legs that follow the trend of exposed structures, as these too are fully exposed. Do you really think that you will only be able to buy one?

5 Tips for decorating with cushions

Cushions have the ability to transform a space in the blink of an eye. It’s therefore important to know how to decorate with them to get magazine-worthy interiors, but also to make over your house without the need for big changes.

Want to know how to do it?

Whether you want to give new life to a space in your home, you want to adapt it to the colors of spring, or transform it from top to bottom, follow these tips and become an expert at decorating with cushions.

HOW MANY SHOULD I PUT?

If you’re going to decorate your sofa with cushions and you like large ones, the basic rule is to put one cushion more than the number of spaces that the sofa has. So, for a 2-person sofa, put 3 large cushions. If you prefer small ones, you can use more, but bare in mind to stop before the sofa becomes uncomfortable. In other words, if there are so many that they practically don’t fit on the sofa, you have a problem with quantity. And remember, it’s better to have a few, well-chosen cushions, than many placed any which way.

SIZE MATTERS!

And a lot. As you’ll have read in the previous point, the number of cushions that you can place on a sofa or a bed varies according to their size. But, depending on how big the sofa or bed in question is, the size of the cushions also varies. The average size for a 3-person sofa is 50×50 cm, though this doesn’t mean you can’t use different sizes.

SHAPED CUSHIONS

The ideal is to mix cushions of different shapes and play with sizes to achieve dynamism in the decoration. You can opt for the more classic shapes, like square or rectangle, but there are also more original options, such as round. Don’t restrict yourself, try all the necessary combinations until you’re happy with the result. A recommendation? Place the smallest ones in front and the big ones behind, creating a sense of depth.

PLAY WITH TEXTURES AND PATTERNS

There’s an infinite number of prints for cushions, nearly one to suit every taste. The trick for mixing various prints, such as stripes, flowers and spots, together with plain cushions involves nothing more than finding designs that have a colour in common. So, although the prints may be very different, the colour will bring them together and give life to the arrangement without being garish. We recommend that you choose one dominant colour, maximum two, and that all the cushions should contain or complement these colours.

THE FINISHING TOUCH

There’s a very simple trick to making your cushions look more plumped up. If you give them a little hit at the top centre, you’ll see that the corners will lift up slightly, in the form of a V. In this way, your arrangement will look more natural.