Knowledge is power, and knowing how to efficiently arrange your furniture in the home will give you more power over your living space. Knowing how to place furniture can help you get rid of clutter, maximize space, and create a comfortable home.

Great Furniture Placement
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Great Furniture Placement

The appropriate placement of furniture will encourage conversation, comfort, and peace between family members. 

The best arrangements of furniture are versatile enough to accommodate many different needs. For example, a sofa placed in an L shape allows you to turn towards each other when it is time to discuss serious topics or laugh over funny stories. Here are things to Know about furniture placement.

Don’t Pack Too Much Furniture Into A Single Room

Having too much furniture crammed into a room is going to cause problems for you. That’s a good reason you should practice Feng Shui when arranging your furniture, which means having everything well spaced out and not jammed in together. 
This will enable people to move around comfortably. With Feng Shui, it’s wise to use the center of each room in your home as a way to start arranging furniture. You can experience Feng Shui by being mindful of the right furniture to place in the right corner or location. Placing a table or another focal point in this area will allow you to truly make the best use of your room’s space.

Consider Style And Texture

A great piece of furniture should fit the style and atmosphere of the room you intend to place it in. For example, a big leather armchair is not going to go well with a contemporary living room. Think about buying large pieces that will last for years and blend into your lifestyle rather than just creating a look or an effect.

For living rooms, good furniture placement means that there’s enough space for people to move around without too much difficulty. There should be plenty of room between the pieces, and it is very important not to overcrowd the room.

For large couches or chairs, make sure they are facing towards the center of your living room rather than against a wall. You want them to be near enough to a doorway or window so that people can easily exit and enter your living room. In terms of the layout, it is best to have a main focal point in the living room rather than several smaller pieces spread out evenly.

For example, you could place a nice big couch against a wall with a fireplace nearby and an armchair facing the couch with a coffee table in the center. This main focal point means that people will naturally gather around it to talk and sit.

Instead of having pieces spread out evenly throughout your living room where there is less gathering and socializing between guests and hosts.

Don’t Forget Functionality

Don’t forget about what you’re trying to accomplish with your furniture placement. It’s okay to go for something attractive, but make sure it functions well too. A bulky piece of furniture may make a room appear smaller, and it could also be limiting your floor space.

On the other hand, if you’ve opted for a sleek look, make sure none of your occupants are going to be hitting their heads on the top corners of the furniture. These things may not seem like deals when they’re sitting in your living room or bedroom, but think about it this way: an attractive piece of furniture that’s also safe is better than a fancy piece of furniture that’s going to be nothing but trouble.

Balance Everything Out

Almost every successful room has balance. It takes something unattractive and throws it into the mix to balance it with something attractive. A lot of times, that “something unattractive” is either a big piece of furniture or a heavy piece of artwork.

The idea is to create equilibrium; a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It’s very appealing to the eyes, and it makes everything flow evenly. An example of balance in a room would be an extremely ornate dresser or coffee table next to upholstered chairs. The difference in styles creates that equilibrium we talked about earlier.

If you want something attractive, then choose something that will create contrast when paired with something else attractive. If you want something extremely ornate, then go with something stark and clean to create contrast.


When considering furniture placement, it is important to consider a number of different factors. The style and size of the room, as well as what you want from your furniture will all have an impact on the best position for each piece. 

In addition, care should also be taken to ensure that each area of the room is well-defined without too much furniture crowding the room.

Contemporary living rooms should have a balance of attractive and unattractive pieces, with a main focal point for socializing.