How to go about arranging furniture in your home

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As anyone knows, the way you arrange your furniture can make a big difference to how your room looks.

As anyone knows, the way you arrange your furniture can make a big difference to how your room looks. If you arrange your room in the wrong way, you could turn people away from spending time in that room. Any amateur home décor aficionado knows how important it is to arrange correctly. We have worked with the experts at Loch Ness Furniture to give you a hand in how to go about arranging furniture in your home.

Start Measuring : To start with, you need to know what you have to work with. Measure the room using a tape measure. You should measure the length and width of the room. Everyone knows this.

What many people do not do is measure the size of the furniture going into the room. This is vital during the planning process. You need to get an idea of how much space you will have left over to move around in after everything has been put in the right place.

Visual Interest through Size : The goal is to create visual interest in a room. Let us say someone who buys furniture in Inverness decides to buy everything of a similar size. All the tables and all the chairs are uniform. This is only going to make everything blend in to the room. It is not going to create any sort of focal point. That's how you create a profoundly boring room.

If you want visual interest, you have to look into purchasing furniture in a range of different sizes. Make the coffee table a different size to the end table with your grandmother's ornament on. These focal points will happen without your input. People will naturally be drawn to the different dimensions.

Relative Scales : We have established that you need to have furniture of different sizes. What you also need to do is make them relative to each other. Look for furniture sizes of a similar scale. Do not just buy any old Harris Tweed chair to fit in with that massive sofa you bought.

Furniture of a similar scale will create a serene effect. It is calm and more relaxing. On the other hand, if you have some huge pieces and some tiny pieces it is going to look chaotic. People will realise something is not right. They will never feel comfortable in a room like this.

Artist's Depth : Borrow some of the rules of art. In a painting, you have a foreground, a middle ground, and a background. Stand at the threshold of the room and divide your room into these three perspectives. Try to arrange your room so it looks more like a painting. Create focal points by changing the angles of chairs and tables.

The importance of this is this is the perspective people see upon seeing your room for the first time. It is about adding dimensions and making sure people actually want to explore the room. You are supposed to be teasing your guests inside.

This is the longest part of the process. You can literally spend hours trying to fiddle with the different depths.