Typical problems clients often encounter include too many windows and not enough walls, no defined entry into the room or very narrow spaces. This is the first in a three part series of how to create pleasing arrangements in difficult spaces. The first of the series will deal with what do you do when you have windows on every wall? How can you create a cohesive floor plan?
Ideally, you can place the furniture away from the windows. Also, make sure you provide enough walkway space around the grouping, which should be a minimum of three feet.
- An asymmetrical sectional often works well to maximize seating in a small space or float two sofas for a symmetrical design.
- A large scaled coffee table and a pair of chairs works well to round a seating grouping.
When you have lots of windows in your room make your guests feel welcome by floating the furniture in the center of the room. This creates an intimate conversation group and accentuates the architecture of the windows.
Next month look for more “Design Solutions with Furniture Placement” for creating an entrance where there is none.
Terry Davey, Registered Interior Designer (RID)