We understand the frustration when it comes to buying furniture for your home – even harder to arrange them. Especially when so much thought and effort were put into it, and yet something just doesn’t feel right. Whether you’re just moving into a new place or you got bored and wanted to change up the layout of your home. It’s hard to figure out the cause of these awkward layouts, so here are some common furniture arranging mistakes made by people.
1.Too Much Furniture
The biggest mistake everyone makes is over cluttering their space. Sometimes, less is more – especially when it comes to furniture. When your home has too much furniture it can make the space feel small. The layout of your home should never feel too cramp, try to keep good circulation. It is important to allow enough space for people to move around. Besides that, when buying furniture – ensure you don’t overbuy and make sure what you bought has multiple purposes.
Keep in mind to minimize the amount of furniture if you’re moving into a new place. You wouldn’t want to break your back carrying too much furniture around – so get the moving professionals to get it done for you.
Another common mistake would be pushing all the furniture against the wall – this is what we call the wallflower syndrome. You may be itching to push those sofas against the walls but think again, the place may feel bigger but it’ll just look awkward. You wouldn’t want to have to scream across the room for your guests to hear you. Try bringing the furniture forward to create a floating seating area. It’ll feel more intimate and cosy!
If that awkward wall is still bothering you, try adding floor-length paintings or houseplants to fill up the space.
3.Wrong Furniture Scale
Before going out to get new furniture, consider the scale of your home and the layout of the space. Make sure to scale your furniture to the size of your room, to not overcrowd the layout of your space. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of good circulation – allow space for movement in your home, notably smaller homes. Try not to overwhelm your space with big pieces – however, it shouldn’t be too small either. As Goldilocks once said, it has to be just right.
4.Disrupting Traffic Flow
The same concept as feng shui, avoid disrupting the flow of your space. You wouldn’t want your guest to trip over your furniture and injure themselves. A good rule of thumb is to keep commonly walked paths, comfortably clear – keep 3 feet of open space between pieces of furniture. Once again, emphasizing the importance of good circulation – provide easy navigation throughout your home.
When arranging furniture, it is easier to have a focal point. For example – a television, an entrance frame or a window. The layout would be awkward if your furniture were facing an uninspired view. If a blank wall is unavoidable, try fixing it up with a bookcase or adding an art piece to it. Maybe make things interesting and turn the wall into a mural. If you’re not much of a painter, get our experts on Gawin to help you out.
Whether you’re about to move into a new place or just wanted a little change – arranging furniture can seem overwhelming for something so simple. So, don’t stress yourself out! Get one of our experts on Gawin to help you move things around or design a layout that works for you.