Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Floating" Furniture

Have you fallen victim to the FAW syndrome (Furniture Against the Wall)? Bet you didn't even know there was such a thing.  Don't let your furniture be sad wall flowers - move them out and create a FLOATING FURNITURE space plan!

1) Think about the purpose of your space - is it conversational? for entertainment? for activities?
2) Determine a focal point - this could be a television (hurray for flat screens!), a fireplace, or a beautiful view through the window.
3) Plan as much seating as possible around the focal point. Other furniture pieces (like consoles, bookshelves, etc.) can be dispersed along the wall.
4) Anchor the space with an area rug, even if you have carpet! This visually ties the space together and encourages the traffic flow around the area.
There now, you can see out your windows, get in and out of your doorways, and enjoy a conversation without yelling across the room!
No thanks necessary folks, we're happy to help!

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea and look of "floating" furniture. BUT, what do I do about lighting? Table lamps require cords which would easily be tripped on, and floor lamps in the corner look out of place. Any ideas? I've been thinking overhead lighting, but I thought that was against the rules for a living room.

    Any advice would be welcome!