August 22nd, 2014
One of the things that many of my clients struggle with is how they should place their furniture in a room. This is often a difficult thing to plan, with so many variables that make each space unique. I consider the following factors essential when creating a functional furniture plan.
First, I consider the flow and size of the room. Is it a closed, a transitional or an open space? Is there enough space in the room to have different "zones"? These factors will help determine how you place your furniture.
Second, I determine what the focal point of the room will be. Is it a stunning fireplace in your living room, or a beautiful view through to the backyard? These are elements that we want users to see first when they enter a room, and furniture placement will be driven by the location of this focal point.
Finally, I consider the ultimate function of the space. Is it a family room for watching TV? Is it a living room for entertaining? These functions will naturally direct where furniture is best placed.