Setting up a new space (or rearranging an existing one) can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. What starts as a simple decision to move a chair or replace a sofa can quickly turn into a full-blown renovation project. With the right foresight and resources, you can skip the headache.
Follow these steps to achieve your smoothest room design experience ever:
1) Plan ahead.
Consider how you would spend your time in that room. Will you entertain guests or will it be a private area? Do you want a relaxing atmosphere or a high-energy vibe? Will you use the space for eating, sleeping, resting, working or watching TV?
2) Consider scale
While the measurements may add up, the size of the furniture in relation to the size of the room is a defining factor. Overly large furniture in a small room or small furniture in a large room can alter the overall effect. Seeing something in store is entirely separate from seeing it at home in your own space.
3) Start with the largest furniture
Start with a couch for the living room, the bed for the bedroom, and the dining table for the dining room. It will be easier to work around these pieces rather than trying to squeeze them in at the end.
Rather than diving into it unprepared and moving the furniture around/bringing furniture home without thinking, take some time to devise a strategy. Draw a plan – to scale, of course – or, alternatively: use Peek. Simply download the app onto your iPad/Android tablet, print out a marker, then take a snapshot of your space to start working.
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