Scaling A Room

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Have you ever walked into a room and the furniture seems to look a little off? Well, you’re not just imagining things. The way you place your furniture can make a big difference.

Here are some mistakes that people make when buying or even placing furniture in a room:

  • People put small lamps on  their night stands next to a bed that is big or raised.
  • People tend to be afraid of overcrowding because the furniture is large-scale so it makes it difficult for accessories.
  • People sometimes buy a unique piece of furniture but don’t have the room for it so they put it in an awkward place in the room that throws off the balance.

Designing a room is much like creating a painting; it should have all the principal requirements that make up a composition (focal point, depth, monochromatic vs. contrast, symmetry and balance, etc…).

Here are some things to keep in mind when placing furniture in a room:

  • Don’t be afraid to get a larger-scale side/coffee table.
  • The rule of thumb is that a coffee table should be between 15-18 inches from the chair or couch it is next to so that people can actually use it when they sit down.
  • Pieces of art shouldn’t be the same sizes on the same wall. You should have different sizes on various walls so that it creates a flow throughout the room.

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