When staging your clients home, you often have to decide how to position the furniture in the room. Rooms comes in a variety of shapes, interruption of wall space with windows, built-in, or fireplaces, and with one or more entries. How do you work with these variables when positioning the furniture?
According to HGTV, there’s the common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn’t the case. Instead, furnish the space by floating furniture away from walls. They suggest repositioning sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and placing pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious.
I agree that this not only makes the space more user-friendly, but also opens up the room and make it seem larger.
(Picture courtesy of HGTV.com)