If you have been looking to revamp your living room, but you don’t want to buy something new, or you only want to invest in a couple of pieces, the best thing to do is rearrange your furniture. Your room will look completely transformed simply by changing the layout of your current furniture.
Not sure where to start? Here we share four of our top tips to help.
1. Create a Focal Point
The first thing to do is make a focal point in your living room. You can do this with several objects:
- A coffee table
- A piece of art
- A piano
- A rug
Whatever you choose, the eye needs to be drawn to it as you enter the room. Its purpose is to bring together all the different elements in the room for balance and centering.
If you don’t own one of these objects, consider investing in just one. If you are worried about bringing an expensive or large piece and potentially moving it later, movers like this Tacoma moving company can pack up your delicate belongings and safely transport them to your next destination.
2. Turn Sofas Towards Each Other for Conversation
The next thing to do is turn sofas towards each other rather than facing the television wall. We know it can be tempting to create a technology-focused space, but it does not create a laid-back, warm, and inviting living room aesthetic. Once you turn the sofas towards each other, you will instantly notice that the room looks and feel different.
It is also likely that your family and guests will start to use it differently, too. It will become a space for conversation, games, and gatherings, all of which are good for your health – what could be better?
3. Pull Furniture Away From the Walls
One of the best illusions for making any room look bigger is pulling the furniture away from the walls. This is because the small extra bit of distance changes the way furniture shadows and light falls in the room – two components that are used in art as well as design to alter perceptions of space.
So, depending on the size of the room, pull furniture about 3-4 inches from the walls. This creates an illusion that there is plenty of space going on behind the furniture when actually there are just a couple of inches to spare. The other benefit is that the sofas themselves are slightly closer together and closer to the coffee table – making a more cozy space.
4. Create Balance and Symmetry
Our next tip is to create balance in your living room through symmetry. Whether it be on human faces, or in spaces, most human beings find symmetry relaxing and peaceful. So in order to create an ambiance of calm, try and mirror your different pieces of furniture to one another.
For example, if you have a plant in one corner of the room, move a second plant to the opposite corner. If you have several sofas, arrange them in such a way that they seem to reflect each other, even if they are not the same shape. Then, to boost this look you could purchase matching throws and pillows to continue the sense of harmony.
So following this guide you should now have a better idea about rearranging the furniture you already have to completely transform the look and feel of your living room.
From creating symmetry to adding a focal point, to turning your sofas towards each other and pulling furniture slightly away from the walls, there is so much you can do without having to invest in major changes or expensive furniture.