Furniture placement within the layout is actually an art form. You have to be very careful about picking the right size and even more so about arranging it in a way that doesn’t hinder the traffic flow of your space. You also need to be conscious of standard circulation spaces around everything so that your homes won’t look too overdressed. Seems complicated, right? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are 5 useful furniture placement tips for beginners:
1. The dining set conundrum
There isn’t exactly a lot of room to have a separate dining room in many Singaporean homes, which is why the placement of dining tables can seem like a problem of sorts. You can tweak the layout to make some space for it easily, though. A fan favourite one includes adjoining the dining table with the breakfast bar.
2. Sidelined circulation space
Most Singaporean homes these days feature open-floor layouts, so there’s always a lot of left-over circulation space even after you’ve arranged the furniture. Our advice to homeowners is to not be afraid of the amount of this space. It’s probably going to look empty and redundant on paper, but rest assured it’s going to come off completely alright in actuality.
3. When bathroom doors take lots of space
A common design-related woe of very homeowner who has a small bathroom is that the doors take up a lot of space. Conventional doors need at least 3-4 feet of clearance space when they are opened or closed, so if you have a small bathroom that can be hard to come by. This, in turn, can effect the internal fixture layout – you might have to compromise on vanity sizes and shower stalls. The best solution for this problem is to simply opt for sliding doors instead.
4. When conventional sets the bar
When it comes to bedroom interiors, it’s always best to go with the conventional bed-in-the-middle layout. However, you are allowed to deviate from this when the space is designed in a way that doesn’t completely support this layout. You can tweak the design of the bed (maybe go for a storage platform) or simply place it to the side of the room to create more space.
White not exactly conventional furniture, accessories have an important role to play in the overall design of a space as well. Therefore, their placement is just as important. But most of the times, you just need to remember one thing: don’t overcrowd. If you clutter the space with too much décor, it can end up looking garish. So be very light handed in this aspect.