Design 101

Furniture Arrangement Basics

Rearranging the furniture in your home can bring new life into a space. Follow our guide for arranging furniture like a pro.

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"Think first about how you use a room when you arrange the furniture," Susan J. Smith of Rooms That Work, LLC advises. In this instance, she explains, "While it would have been preferable to float the furniture away from the walls in this family room full of windows and doorways, it was more important to allow for (play) space for kids." She added an angled area rug, helping to visually minimize the openness of the space in the middle of the room.

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