Creating flow within your living spaces helps create a sensible and relaxing environment. A room that flows will have the right type of furniture, and the right placement. Here are a few tips on how to make a room flow with furniture placement.
No one wants to navigate a room with too much furniture. Try to keep about three or more feet of area between pieces of furniture to allow for easy walking routes. Having to slip by places can be frustrating.
Balance the Room
Symmetry can be too much for some, but the room should be at least balanced. That means, for example, that a sofa can be balanced out on the other side of a room with two smaller chairs or love seats. The same goes for lighting, wall decor and more. Stacking a lot of things on one side of a room just looks weird, and defeats the point of balancing the room.
From conversation, to reading, to simply watching television, different parts of the room can be designated for a specific purpose. When laying out the room, think about how it will be used. Every area should have the appropriate furniture for it's use. A small desk and chair in the corner can be used for writing letters or planning out the day.
Lighting is Impactful
Not many people think of lighting first when talking about the flow of a room, but it can make a huge difference in the overall feel. Sometimes, it is a very inexpensive solution for a person to consider as well. Artificial lighting can be used as decoration, and for practical purposes. A reading or study area needs to have stronger lighting, while ambient light can be used to bring a room together when just talking, or watching television.
With natural light, it comes down to the right type of window treatment. Not only can a great window treatment bring the room together with its design, but it needs to be functional too. Interior design expert window treatments style can be switched up to specifically fit a room as well. This is free light and energy coming into a room that can be used for any activity. Piazza Designs has an array of choices to fit your needs and style choices.