Arranging a Room for Comfort
Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated October 26, 2020)
For some reason we never really learn the art of arranging a room for comfort. Often, we simply try to make a particular room look pretty or stylish. While we are often able to do this without a whole lot of problems, being able to make a comfortable room somehow still eludes us. If you need a little help to create a comfortable room, then look no further. With these easy to use guidelines you will quickly have a room where you can truly relax.
- Purpose. When you first begin arranging a room for comfort, you need to think about its purpose. What is the room going to be used for? Is it going to be a living room or a bedroom? Perhaps it will be a study or a game room. Since each different kind of room has its own purpose, it only makes sense that you should know what that purpose is. When you have it in mind, then you can begin to decide what will be comfortable for that room and what won't.
- What is comfortable to you? The biggest factor in arranging a room for comfort is to decide what is comfortable for you. While you may end up sharing the room with other people, such as in a living room, there is only one person who really needs to feel comfortable in that particular room: you. Think about what makes you comfortable and create a list. Presuming that the different items on your list work well together, use it as a starting point for decorating your room.
- Start big. When arranging a room for comfort, start with the big items first and work your way towards the smaller items. This means that you first begin with the couches, televisions, beds, and so on before proceeding to the smaller accessories in a given room. This can help you avoid over crowding and ensuring that you do not have a cluttered feel to any given room.
- Go with the flow. Keep in mind that all rooms have a traffic flow and to truly have a comfortable room, you need to plan accordingly. When you place your items in the room, keep in mind where most people will walk and move and avoid placing any items in these "traffic lanes." Try placing the items where you want them, but be willing to move them around and to try new things, if necessary.
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