When you place your sofa in the best possible place in a room, you can create an atmosphere that will make your home both beautiful and comfortable for you and your guests. Here are several things to consider when moving and placing a sofa in your home.
Sofas Rule the Room
According to Glamour magazine's style experts, your sofa is often the largest and most important piece of furniture in your room. Therefore, it is important to decide where to place it first, before you decide where to put anything else.
Draw a Design
To help you figure out where your sofa should go, it can sometimes help to draw a simple layout which includes the measurements of the room. Doing so can help ensure your sofa will fit in the area where you plan to put it and will also help to make sure that you aren't placing it in an area that could block traffic flow.
Showcase Your Space
If you determine the focus or purpose of your room, you can use your sofa to help you make the most of your space. For example, if you have a fireplace, spectacular view or even a television, you can underscore its beauty, significance or purpose by placing your sofa either opposite or parallel to it.
Mix It Up
After you decide where to place your sofa, you can use your sofa to help you balance other furniture pieces and items in your room. For example, since a sofa is usually on the larger side, you could place two chairs across from it with a coffee table in between. In addition, adding a piece of artwork or a mirror above your sofa can also create interest and the illusion of adding depth to the room, which can make it look more spacious.
When you carefully consider the placement of your sofa, you will be rewarded with a room that is inviting to everyone who visits or lives in your home, including you!