We all know that one of the most important things to keep your room looking good is how the furniture is placed. The placing can also make a huge difference on how clean your room is or how much time you need to spend on cleaning it. Now, if you’re an overall messy person, read this first. If not, let’s get started!
Start on paper:
Before you move anything, take a few minutes to design your room in paper. How will it look? Will it make my room look crowded? Is it going to be easy to clean? Is it going to be a nuisance?
Some tips for placing your furniture:
- Try to make your bed the main attraction. When people come in, you don’t want thier eye to go straight toward a dusty shelf sitting in the middle of the room. Try putting your bed in the middle near the wall, near a window, or in a corner at least. Don’t put it behind the door either.
- If your room is big, then maybe you would want to have “areas”. You can mark these areas with rugs or different furniture. If you want a place for your friends to come over and chat, then take a cozy rug and place some pillows, chairs, and maybe a table for bookstand for you and your friends to enjoy.
- Keep in mind- you need to place furniture that has items like lamps, computers, or needs to have chargers near the electric outlet. Make sure this outlet is easy to reach, and doesn’t bend your wires.
- If you want to make your room look bigger, make sure there is a large space in the middle of the room. This can be achieved by placing all the furniture on the side.
- Keep the window clear. Natural light coming in can make a room look. Righter, and make it a place you want to be in. Don’t put something that covers or takes away from the natural light. Curtains are okay.
- If your room is small, than use spaces everywhere. Under the bed, in the closet, shelves, and drawers. If you are storing antiques, souvenirs, or just anything a little decorative, put it out! You can display them anywhere you want so many out have more space
- One rule I learned from a friend is to put only three things on a surface. You can make this number a four or five, but I suggest not more than seven. This encourages you to organize more and be smart in what things are really important. For example, instead of a stack of books on your desk, with each book counting as one item, you can get a magazine holder to place on your desk so all the books count as one item.
- Make sure there are no separate areas. As mentioned in number two, the areas that you create will have to be marked by different colors or rugs, but not a different place. Don’t put furniture around an area. For example, don’t use your bed, vanity, and shelf to make another wall within your room, separating it into two. Even thought any adult reading this may think it’s a crazy idea, but one time, I thought it was a great idea too! Now that you’ve made a design, start moving the furniture! But make sure you don’t scratch the floor 😚.
If you don’t want to scratch the floor, put a heavy duty mat under the object and slide it across. Or you can use the small round squishy things you put under the legs of your chair (I don’t know what they’re called). Clean your room before you move you furniture. Then after you move your furniture, clear away the dust from where your furniture used to be. At the end, give your room one last sweep with the broom.