Mistakes to Avoid When Arranging Furniture

Well Designed Living Room

When you're ready to move into your new custom home, you want everything to be just right. Naturally, this means you want expert construction and a gorgeous yard for planting a garden or setting up a play area for the kids. But don't forget about what's inside - your furniture. A beautiful home should deserve beautiful furniture. But it's about how you arrange it that makes your home stand out. Believe it or not, there's a science to arranging your furniture. After your home's been built by your new home building contractors in Fort Wayne, IN, here are some common furniture arranging mistakes you'll want to avoid.

Forgetting the Conversation Areas

Furniture is for people to use. It's for your family and for your guests, so you'll want to make sure everything is accessible in a way that allows for easy conversation. Place your furniture in a circle with a focal point like a table that makes interacting with others easy. Make sure that all your sofas and chairs are reasonably close and at least partly facing each other to avoid people from having to shout across the room to be heard.

Placing Furniture Against the Walls

The space between the back of a sofa and a wall is not wasted space. A lot of homeowners will think that they need to put their furniture against the wall to make the best use of their living area. Doing so, however, makes it nearly impossible for people to talk to one another. Having sofas and chairs closer to each other and away from the walls creates a feeling of intimacy that is necessary for a friendly, relaxing environment. 

Ignoring Functionality

Find pieces of furniture that not only look good but are also functional. This tip works well for small spaces. Additionally, don't forget to place furniture in areas where you need them. If you like to read in your chair, make sure there's a lamp nearby. If you're the kind of person who enjoys a glass of wine while watching TV, add an end table so that your wine glass has a place to go. 

Ignoring Traffic Flow

You don't have to be an interior designer to appreciate the importance of accessibility. Don't set up couches and chairs in such a fashion that it's difficult to move about the room. Always provide space for walking paths and think about how people are likely to enter and exit each room so you can make it easy for them to do so.

Lady Reading in Chair

The best homes deserve the best furniture. And you don't want your new home constructed by just any home builder. You want yours to be constructed by Lancia Homes. We've been the best home builders in Fort Wayne, IN, since 1975, and we'd love to build you the home of your dreams. Call us today at (260) 557-6425.