Each of us has felt the desire to purchase new furniture and then strive to arrange it in a pleasing manner while creating and renovating a place. However, few of us succeed in transforming our house into a pleasant nest, and instead, we end up with a frigid, awkward living space.
Bright Side discovered what mistakes we make while arranging furniture and how to avoid them. We exposed a handful of errors that practically everyone does while installing sanitary engineering in the bonus section.
1. You place furniture on the carpet in a way that violates the guidelines.
Designers suggest three strategies for correctly placing furniture on a rug:
- Place the furniture directly on the carpet, leaving about 12-18 inches between the furniture’s edge and the carpet’s edge.
- Arrange everything so that no furniture is standing on the carpet. In this scenario, it is important that the carpet is not too tiny, as this would produce a cluttered appearance in the space.
- Place the furniture so that just the front legs are on the carpet. You may use this approach to visually merge numerous items in one group, such as a couple of recliners and a table.
2. You select kitchen furnishings before purchasing home appliances.
When building a kitchen, it is preferable to first select kitchen appliances (such as a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, and other essential items), then arrange them in the appropriate locations, and then select kitchen components such as a dining table, etc. Otherwise, you may find yourself with no place to store kitchen appliances, and the area will appear cluttered and cramped.
3. There is less than 40 inches between the kitchen island and the main unit.
A kitchen island is an excellent way to increase storage and workspace. However, it only works if the kitchen is really large. If the room is tiny, the island will merely take up space and will not be of any use to you. It is estimated that the island should have roughly 40 inches of vacant space surrounding it. It will be tough to maneuver around the kitchen if you do not follow this guideline.
4. There are no zones in your large bathroom.
When the size of a bathroom is large, owners frequently position all of the furniture and plumbing along the walls, leaving a lot of free space in the centre. This just doesn’t look right. Designers advocate dividing the room into zones in this instance. It is possible to accomplish so with the assistance of a glass wall, dividers, or even folding screens. The ideal approach is to divide the area into two or three sections: a washing zone, a toilet zone, and a bathing zone.
5. There is no focal point in the room.
It is hard to arrange a place properly if it lacks a focal point that will serve as a jumping off point for the designer. A window view, a fireplace, an accent wall (especially if hand-painted), a piece of art, or even a coffee table may all function as focus points. If required, and if the size of the space allows, two (but no more than two) focal points can be used. A greater number of focus points will cause the space to appear congested.
A television set frequently becomes the focal point of a room. Designers, on the other hand, do not endorse it. If friends or relatives come to see you, you’ll be sitting right next to the screen, which isn’t conducive to excellent conversation. However, if you still want to make a TV set the focal point of a room, arrange the sofa and armchairs in a semi-circle, rather than in a straight line opposite the screen, so that it is more comfortable to speak and look at each other rather than at what’s on the screen.
After you’ve decided which piece will be the focal point of your space, you should begin arranging large furniture around it. Generally, all of this furniture will be obstructing the focal point. Only after this can you transfer your attention to finer elements.
6. There are two things of almost equal height standing immediately next to each other.
When you glance around a room, your eye should “jump,” not go in one line, according to a rule. This may be achieved by arranging furniture of varying heights throughout the space. If you have two high closets, position one in the left corner of the room and the other in the opposite corner — this will help them “balance” each other. If you position these closets next to each other, the room will appear congested and tight.
Here’s another piece of good advice: mix and match different shapes. A round-shaped object should be paired with a square-shaped item, and straight lines should be paired with wavy lines. A round or oval table, for example, should be placed near a rectangular couch. It will give the room a lovely, unique look.
7. The kitchen table takes up too much room.
One of the worst solutions for a tiny kitchen is a large dining table. But there are occasions when we wish to get together with friends but don’t have enough room. In this scenario, it is preferable to employ the following trick: instead of traditional sofas and chairs, use benches or backless chairs. The former may be buried beneath the table, giving you additional room.