Interior decorating doesn’t come easy to everyone. It can be difficult to know exactly where to place furniture to make a room look just right. You want to strike the right balance with furniture placement, windows and decor, making the room like spacious, yet well-rounded.
The windows you have in your home will influence how you place your furniture. If you’re remodeling or have a certain look in mind for a new-build, choose windows that will compliment your interior style. Depending on your space, perhaps you want double hung windows for a classic look, or custom-built bay and bow windows for ultimate refinement.
Whatever windows you choose, here are 5 ways to strike a balance between furniture placement and windows.
1. Keep Balance Front of Mind
Always keep balance in mind when you’re arranging furniture. You’ll rarely see a room with a sofa on one side and nothing to balance it out on the other. But that doesn’t mean your space needs to be perfectly symmetrical. Whether you place two arm chairs on the opposite side to balance out the weight of the sofa, or opt for a sectional sofa that can adapt to your living space, make sure your furniture is distributed evenly to create balance and flow.
2. Don’t Place Furniture Up Against Windows / Walls
If you think pushing your furniture up against your windows/walls will make your room look bigger, think again! This set up makes your space look more cramped, failing to give your furniture any breathing room. You also don’t want to block your windows with furniture, so make sure you pull your sofas away from the windows and walls.
3. Create a Focal Point
Every room should have a focal point. It’s a great way to create balance and will help you choose where to place your furniture. A window is often a great focal point since it lets in natural light. Especially if you have a great view, your window has the ability to really catch the eye. Just make sure not to overdo it with more than one focal point in each room. This can become visually confusing and will throw off the balance of the space.
4. Find a Low-Back Sofa
Like we mentioned above, you never want to block a window with furniture, but that doesn’t mean you can’t place a sofa in front of a window. As long as the back of the sofa is relatively low, and you leave a gap between the window and sofa for breathing room, it can make your space look incredible.
5. Plan Ahead
There’s nothing more beneficial than planning out your space ahead of time. This will ensure you strike a balance between your windows and furniture placement, and confirm if your design will work out the way you envision it. There are lots of online floor planners you can use, or you can go old school and use graph paper to sketch out your plan. Either way, it will make interior decorating much easier on you.
If you’re looking to remodel or rearrange your space, use these tips to strike a balance in your favourite rooms!