The ability to be comfortable in your own space is a key aspect to remember when you are furnishing a room. Not only does your furniture have to be comfortable, but it is important that you are able to maneuver yourself around the furniture and room in an adequate manner. At Wenz, it is highly suggested that a homeowner should purchase furniture based on the size of the room that they are furnishing.
Amber, an interior designer at Wenz, offered some personal insight that can be highly useful when it comes to choosing furniture for your home. Wenz only offers highly qualified designers to make sure that our customers receive nothing but the best input. Amber graduated from Fox Valley Technical School with an Associate’s degree in Interior Design. This means that Amber is directly qualified to assist others when they design their dream homes, and her input should be especially valued.
Amber’s rule of thumb is that there should be at least 18 inches of space between the various pieces of furniture within a given room. This rule applies to all pieces of furniture, such as, coffee tables, ottomans, couches, chairs, love seats, etc. These extra 18 inches of space will be allowing the room to possess a balanced and organized look, and will give more room for you to maneuver yourself comfortably.
Giving yourself 18 inches of room between furniture is not the only trick to turn a room into a spacious environment. Amber also states that you must keep in mind the amount of furniture that your given space can adequately hold. Amber says, “For a smaller room, it is more typical to not have any big furnishes. A sofa and two chairs will more than likely suffice.”
When too many pieces of furniture are put inside a smaller room, it will get crowded, and you will not be able to achieve the 18 inches between that is recommended.
The same rule applies to a bigger space. When a bigger room does not have enough furniture, there will be too much space and the area will look unbalanced. Typically, it is observed that a bigger room can contain a sofa/loveseat or sectional and 1 or 2 chairs, while collectively remaining balanced.
Overall, more than one aspect is expected to influence you when making decisions about furnishing your home. The size of your furniture and the size of your room go hand in hand. You cannot make a decision about one, without the other. As long as these two aspects are kept in mind, your furnished room will appear balanced and spacious.