couch placement

couch placement

The first task that should be done in any home theater design is choosing the number and type of seats. That’s probably surprising to most enthusiasts as they think that equipment is the first thing that should be selected! In fact seating choices end up dictating a lot of other things including room dimensions, acoustic treatment and subwoofer / speaker type and placement. There are two ways to go about designing seating: from the “outside in” or [...]


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corner bed placement

corner bed placement

Feng Shui involves many principles for the auspicious (or favorable) positioning of your bed. To take advantage of as many of them as you can, use common sense, along with the conditions of your individual room, to make the best choices possible. For example, Commanding Position concept shows you how to achieve the most powerful bed position according to one Feng Shui school of thought. If you see that your bedroom doesn’t meet these criteria — don’t [...]

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fireplace and tv placement

fireplace and tv placement

If you plan on burning a fire while watching TV, it s important that the place you ll be hanging your TV doesn t exceed the recommended temperatures noted on the unit s technical specifications. Too much heat adversely affects a TV s lifespan and creates a situation that may void product warranties. To check surface temperature, tape a thermometer onto the wall or fireplace face when a fire s blazing in the hearth. If the temp is higher than what [...]

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corner fireplace living room furniture placement

corner fireplace living room furniture placement

A fireplace can be an appealing addition to any room, home, or business. However, some people find that a traditional, flat-front style fireplace does not meet their needs. As a result, more people are installing corner space-saving wood burning fireplaces in their dwellings or businesses. Mason-Lite specializes in all sizes and styles of fireplaces, including smaller units that tuck neatly in a corner. Our team of fireplace experts can listen to [...]

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long narrow living room furniture placement

long narrow living room furniture placement

Hi Jeffrey, My partner and I recently purchased a semi-detached house in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. The previous owners renovated most of the main and top floor, making it the perfect space for us. However, we’re having trouble figuring out how to configure our living room furniture. Upon entering the front door we walk into an open-concept living and dining room. There is a three-foot long wall that separates the entrance from the living [...]

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living room placement

living room placement

Sitting between two properly-spaced speakers is like having the prime seat at your favorite concert venue. In a Nutshell Want to get the most of your stereo speakers? Follow these tips for better sound: Place your seat the same distance from your speakers as they are from each other. In other words, your chair and speakers should form an equal-sided triangle. Angle your speakers inward to focus their sound toward your listening position. Avoid placing [...]

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furniture placement for small bedroom

furniture placement for small bedroom

Create a Focal Point Every room needs a focal point, an eye-catching spot that establishes a hierarchy so you don t see just a jumble. Many times, the focal point is the head of the bed, which you can amplify with an arrangement of bold pillows. When organizing small spaces, your eye might also be attracted to the window. Rather than let these two strong elements compete for attention, place the bed in front of the window to meld cohesively. Or, dress [...]

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furniture placement for long living room

furniture placement for long living room

The fireplace and doorways in a long, narrow living room will define how and where to place furniture. Large rooms can pose some design challenges, especially if you have more than one focal point in the room. However, there are also advantages when decorating an area that has more space with which to work, as this provides more options for furniture placement and coordinating accessories. The key to decorating a long, narrow living room is to make [...]

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virtual furniture placement

virtual furniture placement

Ikea s new catalogue app allows customers to place 3-D versions of furniture in their homes. Image: IkeaThe physical catalogue acts as an anchor for the virtual furniture and a way to gauge the correct scale for the products shown on screen. Image: Ikea The hardest part about buying furniture from Ikea is not constructing it. It’s making sure it’s going to look good in your home. The truth is, most of us are not equipped with the trained eye of an [...]

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small room furniture placement

small room furniture placement

When carefully planned, a small living room can be both attractive and user-friendly. When you take the time to consider your storage needs and daily lifestyle, you can create a small but smart living room that increases the enjoyment of your home. Make sure the furniture you choose for your small living room is appropriate for the space,says eco-friendly designer Robin Wilson, CEO of Robin Wilson Home of New York City. For example, avoid sofas [...]

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furniture placement in odd Shaped living room

furniture placement in odd Shaped living room

Jenn recently approached me asking for decorating help with her small, awkwardly shaped Living Room. She is tired of her hand-me-down furniture and is looking for something stylish, neutral and more modern. The first thing I always tackle whenever I start a new room design is the space plan. And, you’d be amazed at what a difference a new furniture arrangement alone, can make in a room. When I do a custom decorating plan for clients I would only every [...]

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patio furniture placement

patio furniture placement

Patio Layout & Placement Time: 02:54 Designer/contractor Scott Cohen takes you to several homes to show you ideas for patio placement and layout in your yard. One of the greatest mistakes I see made by novice designers is the tendency to place one large slab patio at the rear of the house. While this might be a traditional layout, in actuality it is rarely practical. For the best and most functional patio design, you need to consider exposure [...]

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master bedroom furniture placement

master bedroom furniture placement

Designer Kenneth Wingard helps you lay out your master bedroom in 5 simple steps. By: Kenneth Wingard Whether you’re in a new home with a large master suite or a one-bedroom apartment, there are both easy and challenging parts to laying out the bedroom. The easy parts: there aren’t that many pieces of furniture to configure and no one is really going to see it except family. The challenging parts: it includes the biggest piece of furniture in your [...]

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room furniture placement

room furniture placement

Your restaurant seating layout sets the scene for your guests dining experience and separates you from competitors. However, it s not all about aesthetics. Does it follow all regulations? What is your seating capacity? Can your furniture handle constant use? Consider the following four important factors before opening or renovating your venue. 1. Regulations and Capacity Before considering potential restaurant dining room design ideas, you need to [...]

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Bed placement in Master bedroom

Bed placement in Master bedroom

According to Benjamin Franklin, early to bed and early to rise was supposed to make us healthy, wealthy and wise. And Ben Franklin was right. He understood the importance of proper rest and being industrious and productive during our daylight hours. There’s no arguing that a good night’s sleep makes you feel like you can take on the world. Having enough sleep will make you less prone to disease, more effective in your job, a more pleasant person to [...]

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Family room furniture placement

Family room furniture placement

Tips and tricks from interior designers to make your family room design functional for the whole family. Next to the kitchen, the family room is the most occupied space in any home. Choosing a family room design that works for everyone in the house can be a challenge, but Kelly Edwards, designer and host of HGTV s Design on a Dime, suggests choosing the right design doesn t have to be such a daunting task. What makes for a great family room design? [...]

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Bed placement

Bed placement

Following from our last article on Feng Shui bed guidelines, we now take a look at Feng Shui bed placement. Furniture positioning is one of the most important elements in Feng Shui. To place our bed appropriately we must first find the ‘commanding position.’ The commanding position is the area of the room furthest from the door that is not in line with the door. More often than not, this is the area diagonally opposite the door. This enables you to [...]

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sectional sofa placement ideas

sectional sofa placement ideas

By positioning sectional sofas correctly, they can work in spaces of any size or shape. When it comes to arranging your sectional sofas, address flow, accessibility, balance and comfort; everything else is fair game. In decor, there are a few guiding principles, such as scale and color coordination, that you should follow for harmony. With a better understanding of furniture placement, you’ll create a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere that simply makes [...]

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Area Rugs in living room placement

Area Rugs in living room placement

Buying a rug is like buying a dress for your grandma – it can be kinda overwhelming, there are a lot of factors to consider, and if you buy one that is too small she just might wear it out of obligation and then you’ll have to live with yourself as the weird guy that bought their grandma a tube dress, that she wore to your cousin’s baptism. How to choose the righ t rug size for your space is difficult, especially when rugs are notoriously kinda expensive [...]

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small bedroom furniture placement

small bedroom furniture placement

Mirrors have a variety of uses in the home, such as reflecting light, opening up space and generally enhancing the decor. However, there are a few guidelines that you should follow when hanging mirrors around your house. We asked professional interior designer Vanessa Deleon, host of SpacesTV’s “Your Place is a Dealbreaker” and featured designer for Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible, ” for her expert advice on decorating with mirrors. DO use large [...]

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furniture placement

furniture placement

You may not realize it, but how you place your furniture and the furniture you choose make a huge difference in your décor. No matter what size room your working with; we can help you create a look that is pleasing and functional. You can transform a room with the right furniture placement and create the atmosphere and ambiance you want. Whether you are opting for a formal look or a more casual atmosphere, you can create beautiful rooms, with the [...]

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Furniture placement with fireplace

Furniture placement with fireplace

Use designer Kenneth Wingard’s expert advice to make the most out of your living room. By: Kenneth Wingard The living room is perhaps one of the most important rooms of the house and also one that can have the most challenges with layout. If you take all of the activities that happen in this room (conversations, TV watching, game night and let’s not forget naps) and some common challenges you’ll face while decorating (fireplaces, built-in bookcases [...]

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tv placement in living room

tv placement in living room

Q: Where should I put my TV? —Deirdre H. A: Deirdre, ahh, the perpetual question about where to put the TV. Interestingly, this issue has become both easier and harder to resolve over the past years — here are some thoughts. This dilemma has become easier — I can still remember 15 or 20 years ago when one could always easily spot the oversized armoire looming over the family room with the poorly concealed purpose of housing the TV (as well as blocking [...]

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dining table placement

dining table placement

A dining room should accommodate both elegant feasts and everyday meals, reflect your home s style, and fit your space. Figure out how to finesse the perfect layout with our go-to-tips, whether you have a formal room or an open concept. Think beyond the table and chairs—turn to rugs, lighting, and storage to set your dining room apart from the rest. Table Shape When choosing a dining table, consider your room s dimensions, how many people you ll typically [...]

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