Properly Arrange Furniture in Your Houston Home

Houston Home Improvement


Are you staging your Houston home to sell? Did you just move into a new home, and are looking for ways to arrange your new furniture? Do you want to spruce up the décor of your current home? No matter what your goal is, the KW Energy Corridor Team is here to off you suggestions on furniture arrangement! It’s amazing what significant effect this small step could have on your home.

To help you out, House Beautiful shared an infographic full of professional tips from the home store Amara. First, plan your layout, and then bring the layout to life. Before you even shop for new furniture, if that is in the cards, first consider traffic flow, furniture function, comfort and aesthetics.

Play Your Layout

  • Decide what the main purpose of each room is, and how people will most often use it. Always create a social hub within rooms, with chairs no more than 8 feet apart for comfortable conversation.
  • Find a focal point for the room, such as a fireplace, window or TV. Arrange furniture around this point to give a room more structure. Distance between seating and a TV should be three times the size of the screen.
  • If you’ve got a large piece of furniture for a room, such as a bed or couch, first plan where that will go in the room, and then work around it with smaller items. Leave 24 inches between beds and walls.
  • A symmetrical layout makes a room feel more formal, like for a dining room, while asymmetrical layouts feel more casual. Leave 36-48 inches between each edge of a table and the nearest wall.
  • Consider foot traffic, especially if there’s two doors to a room. Keep paths clear and direct traffic around seating, not through it. Allow 30-48 inches of width for major traffic routes.
  • For maximum comfort, place coffee tables and lamps within reach of sitting areas. Coffee tables should be 14-18 inches from a sofa for sufficient legroom.

Create Space

  • Position furniture 3-4 inches from the wall.
  • Add stripes to elongate a room, such as a striped sofa or rug.
  • Mirrors strategically placed will visually extend a room; they should face length-ways.
  • Use glass tables or Lucite chairs for a transparent, airy feel.
  • Hang artwork and photos lower than usual to make ceilings appear taller.
  • Arrange furniture diagonally, which lead eyes to the larger focal point of the room.
  • Use arranged lamps around the room instead of one light source from the ceiling.

For more tips form Amara, check out the detailed infographic! These tips are especially helpful if you are dealing with a small space and are trying to make it appear larger. These are great tips for Houston home sellers who are staging to sell!

When ready to buy, sell or both in the Houston real estate market, contact us. The KW Energy Corridor Team is standing by, ready to answer your questions and to help you achieve your real estate goals!

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