We usually take for granted that we all know how to distribute the furniture in a room but it is not always the case. There are different ways to distribute the furniture and each one will go better according to the architecture of the space or the effect that you want to achieve. We are going to see a few tips that will clarify the ideas in this regard and will help us improve the functionality and fluidity of the space in our house.
The functionality is the first thing we have to take into account when distributing furniture in a room. For example in a kitchen it is essential to have as close as possible to the work area all the necessary tools and accessories. Just as in your office or work area you want to have everything you need at your fingertips.
In the living room it is interesting to create an intercommunication space and for this nothing like creating a circular environment grouping the armchairs and the circle table. The rest of the furniture will then be placed next to the walls.
A good resource is to place a piece of furniture as a central element of the room and to arrange the rest of the furniture around. You can use both a fireplace and a work of art, a piano or any other iconic element.
In areas of the home where several people tend to accumulate, it is necessary to leave traffic lanes of sufficient size. In the kitchen or in the living room it is therefore necessary to leave corridors of at least 75 cm so that we can move freely.
Choosing the furniture according to the space available is another fundamental premise. The round tables are ideal for square stays and small size. The rectangular tables will work well in different spaces depending on the size. If we have a large window or a glass door it will be good to place the table near that magnificent source of natural light.
Sideboards and similar furniture should be placed directly on the wall. Any other arrangement will steal space and be artificial. If we also hang a mirror on them we will gain in visual depth.
The pictures and images that we hang on the wall should not be too close to the ceiling because they will give a feeling of lack of proportion in the shape of the room. In the same way when we hang them on a sideboard or another similar piece of furniture, we have to leave a free space of about 30 cm to avoid the feeling of lack of space.
Placing two sofas back to back as we see here will create a feeling of spaciousness in the living room.
This arrangement can also serve as a way to divide the space. It is an ideal solution for large rooms.
Triangulation is another solution that never fails. As we see here with the pair of tables arranged next to the sofa and the great work of art of the wall hanging just above the sofa. It is a good way to achieve balance and symmetry in any space of the house. It is useful especially for difficult stays where you do not know how to fit the furniture.
Avoid having small furniture such as pouffes, ottomans or auxiliary tables scattered throughout the room. They create a sense of disorder, it is better to place them near other larger pieces of furniture or to group the smaller ones together as is placing a pouf or an ottoman under the coffee table.