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The tone of a room can be greatly improved by the place that you put the furniture and there are a number of things that need to be considered when adding furniture to a space – especially if you’re hoping to sell your home.
So, here is the need and how to stage furniture to sell your home:
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If you wish to understand how to position a room, then the best first step is to arrange the space. A tape measure is a necessity here as it will give you an idea of the sort of furniture that works well within the room. Also, be certain that any furniture that you hope to purchase will fit in the room and be small enough to fit through the door area – something a lot of people overlook.
A great tip to add to the interest of the space is to vary the height, style and the size of the furniture. This can create a far more interesting room and can give it character and make it a little daring. If you wish to make the room seem a lot calmer and less notable – something we suggest at Best at Hire is to use similar sized and coloured furniture – this will create a more serene area.
Ratios are also important in the living room and you should use pieces that are of a similar scale and balance to create a sense of calm. Pieces of furniture that are similar sizes create balance and a more harmonious atmosphere. Furniture that’s out of scale is, once again, more interesting; however, it will throw things off balance to a notable degree. This can be quite off putting for buyers looking at your home.
Another interesting consideration is asymmetry and symmetry. This is having two forms and ensuring they’re either asymmetrical or symmetrical. If there is two of an item and they are the same they are symmetrical and this is great for creating order and balance. Two items that are slightly different create asymmetry and this is more exciting and adds more visual excitement, but does tend to throw things off harmony.
One of the more interesting ways to consider furniture is to as a triangle. Triangulation is where you place two items on either side of another – this creates a different sort of balance and a lot of people like to include it in a room as it creates a more interesting space. It’s actually a trick that artists tend to use, but also works very well in a living room.
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Of course, you can adopt each of these different techniques separately, but it’s the sum of the parts that makes the room. You should think about all the different ways you can place furniture in a room and all the different visual aspects that need to be considered, but the room needs to be the sum of its parts. You also need to consider the shape of the room itself. Aspects that work well for a slim room, may not work well for a longer or wider room. People need to be comfortable and your own hunches should dictate whether or not that’s the case.