Sharing tips on how to rearrange a room before the couch ends up on the porch
My family is no longer surprised when they come home and see a couch in the middle of the entry or a coffee table in the kitchen. Even Elliott knows to just stay out of the way.
Rearranging rooms and kitchen cabinets is what I do when I have a free afternoon or a snowstorm.
One of my first friends, when we moved to Denver, was a neighbor. She was the friend who told me about the house we now live in had just come on the market. She shared this at a Bunko game. My husband refers to it as the most expensive Bunko game ever. But when it came to how to arrange a room my petite little friend who could fit in my pocket AND she can paint lines without tape, was to …
clear the room.
Yep, my friend Julie suggested the best way to envision how to arrange a room was to clear it out and start with a clean slate.
It seemed like lots of effort to move, shove and scoot furniture across the floors, but I tried it and explained to the family why the living room was empty.
This little idea on how to arrange a room was exactly what I needed.
Not only was I clearing the room, but it cleared my head of the clutter.
And, it got rid of lingering preconceived ideas of where the couch should be positioned in the living. room.
I get it- clearing a room may not always make sense. It was hard enough to get the couch into the living room, now I have to take it out of the same room?
So here are a few workarounds if you can’t clear out an entire space.
5 TIPS ON HOW TO REARRANGE A ROOM
1. Clear the accessories
When we recently scheduled to have our hardwood floors refinished we had to remove all of the furniture from the main level. I started with the small stuff like the accessories. You guys I counted almost a dozen lanterns.
My basement looked like the HomeGoods clearance section on Sunday evening.
2. Roll up the rugs
Rugs can be a little pushy with their preconceived furniture arrangement ideas. So removing the rugs is a great visual to see what your furniture could look like if it wasn’t married to a 9×12 rug from 2008.
3. If it doesn’t make sense to move the bed, move the side tables, lamps and ottomans. Those benches and can be manipulative and play tricks with your mind.
4. With your room opening up after the first three suggestions run through your house and find your favorite furniture pieces. I shared this find a few weeks ago and have a few places where it may land.
I essentially shopped my house instead of HomeGoods or an outlet.
5. Finally grab the painter’s tape and a tape measure. The 2nd best advice I got with furniture arrangement was to outline the furniture with painter’s tape.
It is a great visual for spacing out furniture pieces.
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