One of the things that we suggested in our post on Furniture Shopping Tips was to measure your room and try out different furniture placement scenarios – either on paper or using a room planner – prior to shopping.
We still think that’s pretty great advice, but what if arranging furniture isn’t one of your strong points? Or you’ve never had to do it before?
We’ve got some tips and general guidelines that will help:
1. Determine function.
Think about how you want this room to function. What activities will be taking place in the space (TV viewing, games, conversation, work, etc.)?
How many people do you need to comfortably seat? Will your family always be sitting or will you need a spot to lay or lounge? Or more than one?
Answering questions like these will give you a better feel for the type, quantity, and size