With your new condo or small house purchased or just moved in on a small apartment, now comes the exciting fun part -
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
What's the first thing you see when you enter a room? Is it pleasing? Inviting? Does it reflect what you want the room to say about you and your lifestyle? Designers suggests arranging your furniture so the entrance to the room is welcoming and establishes a good flow of traffic. Avoid blocking the main entrance to a room with bulky furniture.
For furniture to serve its function, it must be well proportioned to the room. The rule of thumb is this: the smaller the room, the smaller the furniture pieces. According to a topnotch designers, "Whether the room is large or small, do not overcrowd the space with too much furniture." This also applies to accessories and artwork.
LEAVE THE TRAFFIC JAM FOR ROAD
Avoid dodging around furniture, keep high-
Plan your room around a focal point. Emphasize your favorite feature by arranging your furniture around it. Examine your space first to determined its architectural assets. Ask yourself, does it have great view or a cosy fireplace a its main feature? If you're uncertain about where to start, choose your carpet first -
MEASURE TWICE, BUY ONCE
Have you ever bought a couch and brought it home, only to realize it doesn't fit through the door? The old "measure twice, cut once" adage will save you frustration, time and money. Always make sure the door size will accommodate the largest furniture piece. Don't forget to take your tape measure into the stairwell/elevator and corridors too.
From: New Condo Guide