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Top Tips for Arranging your Furniture
Though arranging furniture seems difficult, it is often easier that you think. All you need to do is keep in mind these 4 tips.
- Keep the entryway clear
- Create visual balance
- Don’t take up all of your wall space
- Be conscious of traffic flow
That sounds easy enough right? But what does it all mean? Creating an open and airy space will help you feel better while you work and also can help reduce stress. Learn more about how to follow these tips below.
Keep the Entryway Clear
To give your office the illusion of having more space keep heavy objects such as desks, bookshelves, and cabinets away from the door. This will help to flow of traffic coming in and out of your office. It also gives you a better view of the entire space by placing large items away from your eyes when you first walk in the door.
Create Visual Balance
Don’t put all your case goods in one corner of the room and leave the other blank. This will make the room feel unbalanced. Instead distribute the visual weight throughout the room. This effect can be created by furniture as well décor, such as wall hangings. Try hanging a large statement piece on the opposite wall from your desk or bookcase to help achieve this effect.
Don't Take Up All of Your Wall Space
Try to avoid taking up all your wall space. This step may be tricky if you’re working with a smaller space. Instead of pushing all of your furniture up against the wall, place your desk in the middle of the room. If you have a desk that must be placed against a wall, then put your guest chairs out in the open instead. The right amount of open wall space will make the room seem larger than a space that is overly cluttered.
Be Conscious of Traffic Flow
This goes with the first tip in trying not to inhibit traffic flow. Make sure to not put furniture in an arrangement in which people will struggle to get around it. Doing this can not only irritate others, but also can cause you to feel more stressed if you’re working in a cramped room. Not to mention, it can be a fire hazard in the event of an emergency situation. Rather than placing furniture pieces across the whole floor and decreasing walkway space, try doing the opposite. Placing bookcases and filing cabinets close to your desk will keep walkways open, creating a space that’s easy to move in.
BONUS TIP: Take a photo of the entry from a guest’s point of view. That way you can see what they see and ensure that items are properly balanced as well making sure the focal point of the room is visible to new entrants.
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