1. Don’t be a wallflower
Give your furniture a bit of breathing room and never push it all the way up against the walls.
Even leaving a few inches of space can make the room feel bigger.
According to The Budget Decorator blog, try placing pieces on the diagonal.
“Placing pieces on the diagonal carries your eye smoothly through the room, so not only does it look larger, it looks more interesting.”
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2. Lack of conversation areas
When setting up furniture, don’t forget about conversation areas.
Never position chairs and couches so they are facing away from each other.
Decorating Den Interiors, a design company, notes, “The last thing you want to do is shout across the room when trying to have a conversation, so arrange your seated furniture in a way that inspires opportunity for close, intimate chat.”
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3. Not having a focal point
It doesn’t matter if it’s the bedroom or the living room, each room should have a focal point. Perhaps it’s the television, an over-sized piece of artwork or the fireplace.
“You don’t want to ignore the fireplace or something else that would architecturally be a natural main element in the room,” said Los Angeles–based celebrity designer Nicole Sassaman in US Women’s Day.