Home Removals - Arranging the Furniture in The New Place
Published on Monday, 10 September 2012
Moving to a new house always takes time - both to turn the house into your own home and to adjust to the changes. A home is the place that is comfortable, cozy and functional. It is where we want to sit and feel relaxed. In order to turn an empty space into a home we need to think how we should arrange the pieces of furniture so they suit each other and create a nice feel in the place. You may need to buy a few new pieces to turn the place into what you have in mind, but before that make sure you are aware of the different stages of arranging the furniture.
Assess the Space
So you have arrived, you have all your furniture and boxes nearby and you need to start arranging the area. The room you start with should be the kitchen - for various reasons. Clear the space around you and make sure the room is fully empty. If you have made a plan about the kitchen in advance try to follow it. If not, then determine how you will use the space that you have. The bigger furniture pieces and appliances come first. You need to arrange the fridge, the stove, the cupboards and the table not only aesthetically pleasing, but also in a way that they are easily accessible. Whoever does the cooking the most should definitely have a say in this matter. The cooking area can get extremely messy if furniture isn't arranged properly. A kitchen is all about being functional - for storing food, cooking and eating. There might be rooms in your home that will have dual purposes, so think of creative ways to separate them by using furniture, rugs and bookshelves. If you have a fireplace or a big window this should be the centre of the room or the so called focal point. You can create your own by using some kind of big artwork, drapes or a unique piece of furniture. Before you start arranging the furniture you need to be sure of the measures and how you will fit the pieces. Carrying around closets, bed frames and sofas isn't advisable as you can injure yourself, ruin the flooring or damage the furniture. It can be hard to think about the design and the sizes of each piece all the time, but it's best to think twice and move once than vice versa.
Use online tools
You can find online tools for free which will help you arrange your furniture pieces. With such a tool you can not only arrange the area successfully, but you can even consider trying out new pieces (artwork, mirrors, lights, plants).
Create a Balanced Room
Creating a balanced room isn't that hard, but there are a few basics you should know. If you have really heavy pieces of furniture, balance them with a group of small ones or another big piece. Creating multi levels with different sizes of furniture pieces is a great way to add some depth into the room. Moreover, use patterns and colours to create a room you will feel relaxed in. If you want a stylish, clear design get rid of some pieces. Think about the areas with the most traffic in your home and make sure the furniture isn't standing on the way too much. Arrange the big furniture first and then the small ones. The drawers and cabinets should have enough space to be opened.