Easy Tricks To Make It Right. Part Two

We continue giving advice how to omit the mistakes when arranging furniture in your new apartment or rearranging it in your beloved house. Last time we have included few common tricks to make the arrangement right. Missed them? No worries! Here you can read it through, right before getting to know the new tricks, we’ve got for you today. Follow FurnitureCart not to miss a thing!

💡Start Big

One of the common mistakes in decorating and furniture arrangement is in wrong starting point. Always start from the placement of the largest and the most important furniture piece in the space. For instance, if taking bedroom, bed should be placed first. Believe us, in this case you will make the most of your space. As a general rule, there are 2 choices to place it. Either against the wall opposite the  bedroom door, or along the room’s longest wall. The first position will create great view when you enter the room, the second – gives you chance to add nightstands or bedside tables. The next step is to place a dresser, as it is likely to be the second largest piece in your room. And so you go from the biggest to smallest. When you are finished with the bigger pieces you will easily see whether you’ve got enough space to place extra: a vanity set or an elegant home office set.

💡Break The Rules

On the one hand conventions are good to stick by, if you are taking the general rules and follow them, on the other – true genius inventions come when the rules are broken. Placing the rectangular or oblong dining table along the longest wall of a dining room gives it the extra space for moving around and leaves space to incorporate a buffet, sideboard or secretary. Placed closer to the middle of the space, the dining room set will snap off the room, and leave space for little else.

💡 Think Function-Wise

Comfort keeps pace with the functionality. While designing living space on your own, don’t forget to make it as handy as possible. Think about what you’ll be doing as you use the furniture. If the side table or coffee table  is out of reach of the seats, then you have to think about convenience first.

💡 Balance Right

Locating key furniture pieces in one corner is another common mistake, bringing visual disbalance and reducing the feeling of comfort and serenity. Achieving balance doesn’t mean you have to go totally symmetrical. If in a living room, the classic solution is to pair a loveseat with two accent chairs at the opposite side. Or ‘divide and govern’ by establishing furniture islands as we have advised in our previous post on Easy Tricks To Make It Right.

Easy Tricks To Make It Right. Part One

Today FurnitureCart team starts the decorating tips and advice series of articles to help our readers omit the mistakes when rearranging furniture.

The series is good for those, who:

– bought awesome pieces of furniture, but still feel something is wrong;

– don’t feel comfortable enough in the living space;

– don’t like the layout and want it to be successful both for homies and guests;

– would like to know few easy tricks to fix the possible mistakes made when rearranging.

💡Get ‘off-the-wall’

Surely, the living room might become bigger if all the furniture is pushed to the walls. But, it is a communication space, so if you are shouting to have a conversation, it is the hint to start rethinking your living room layout. Move the sofa closer to the middle and create the chat-island pairing it with couple of comfortable chairs or a loveseat. Be sure to make a focal and functional spot in the middle with the coffee or cocktail table or an ottoman transforming into it.

💡Less is more

Don’t overwhelm the small spaces with a lot of furniture pieces. Try to find a good solution by multifunctional items. Kitchen islands and home bars can easily substitute the fully-featured dining room set for the small rooms and little company. Or, say, a good loveseat together with one or two poufs work great as a conversation area for the small living room or studio.

💡Divide and govern

Another challenge is to deal with the large and open rooms. In this case you have to establish separate zones. For example, you might like an idea of having a seating zone for conversations as one area, and another area as working space (with a table or desk for paperwork, hobby or art projects and homework). If you need more entertainment in your house – make a soft zone for TV-watching (with a nice comfortable sofa or theater seating) and a bar zone. Set your room strict according to your needs to feel as comfortable as possible.

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Dining Room Furniture Arranging

Find our few smart advice and use one or two which suit your space the best!

FurnitureCart will find the way to keep you busy and entertained when rearranging furniture in your dining room.

Rectangular dining room

Duplicate the room shape with the same dining table shape to maximize seating and for a balanced overall view. A rectangular table or boat-shape dining table with the same proportions as the room itself will create the harmony to the eye and make the most of the space.

Combine dining chairs, benches, and settees, whatever you might like. On the perimeter of the dining room include the storage pieces like cabinets or bookcases. With the cabinets, you have to keep in mind enough space for the doors to open. Frame the dining space with the rectangular rug that contrasts with the flooring and the general interior palette.

Oversized space 

If the space is huge enough to build a football field, don’t hurry to buy the dining table for the whole football team, if you need only one for 4 or 6 persons. You have a wonderful option to build one or two conversation zones or a coffee nook with the accent chairs and coffee and cocktail tables and floor lamps.

You might find functional to have chairs that can easily be brought up to the table for extra dining seating. Add curio or buffet at one wall, as the good focal point.

Shapes and personal touch

All too similar chairs work good for conventionalists. For more fun and cosy atmosphere try to vary the dining chairs in shape, material and scale. Try it by mixing chairs with and without arms or chairs with high and low backs.

If you prefer no-corner tables, apply another shape. Circular or round tables are suitable for tight dining spaces or square rooms. Oval tables work well in rectangular dining rooms. No-corner tables promote easy-flow conversations, so don’t hesitate to add some warmth and openness to the dining space.

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Trends of the Coming 2018 Year

2018 is just around the corner, few days and 2017 is long gone. FurnitureCart team is ready to guide you into the trends of the coming year and make a forecast on the future interior decor that will be worth admiring. So, make yourself comfortable because we are taking you forward to the future!

The New Year is coming really soon, so undoubtedly, it’s the best time to get the old out and be in with the new. The same logic applies for many things including furniture rearrangement. Whether bedroom or living room, dining room or outdoor furniture, it still needs to have it’s own new zest. What is on trend in the coming new year? It is still about the comfort, even extra one, it is about nostalgia and emeralds, minimalism and nature, but let’s talk about it step by step.

Comfort Zone. The coming year comes with the sign of even bigger and brighter comfort in furniture. Don’t keep the sectionals and chairs in frames, just let it go and make it as soft and cosy as you can. Boxy is gone, curvy comes to the stage. Designers call it «cocoonection», so join the club.

Simplicity First. Comfort also means simplicity of design and a tasteful minimalism in furniture that wraps to invite reflection and meditation. Soft, giving sofas and enveloping chairs are upholstered in heavier fabrics, which absorb sound.

Emerald Isle. It’s not about the gemstones and Ireland, but on-trend furniture of 2018 will get something from both – the color. If 2017 was in the pink, 2018 is with emerald, going deeper in greenery. Though, do not rush to push pink out of the stage, pale “millennial pink” still holding positions strong.

Mother Nature. As we have mentioned above, greenery will be top color in all the shades. Moreover, the nature is carrying the palm the next year. Lush gardens, jungle motifs, nature patterns bring the stylish homes to full Edenic glory. Don’t forget about the stones and natural wood, it will give the brand new touch of an indoor idyll.

Rewind It! Do you feel nostalgic sometimes? We do also! The same do the designers, proving that the next year will still keep the roots in mind and take the best retro trends for the 2018 new home. Taking it from the past and rethinking the design in tune with the times – that is what makes it still look like familiar, but fresh at the same time.

Our brief summary brought you forward into the coming year, and we hope it was exciting to take a quick glance before the bigger journey into 2018. Enjoy your holidays and stay inspired with FurnitureCart!