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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Great room furniture placement

Great room furniture placement

Challenge: Open floor plans, though still popular, put design skills to the test because there are few walls to place furniture against. On the other hand, small spaces can feel as though the walls are closing in. Proposed solution: Pull furniture away from the walls and “float” it in the room. In an open floor plan, this provides a cozy seating area. In a small room, it creates the appearance of airiness. Bigger challenge: Getting the proposed solution [...]

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Room Design furniture placement

Room Design furniture placement

Buying your first home? Congratulations! Now you get the pleasure of decorating and deciding where everything should go in your new residence. But arranging furniture to optimize room layout in a home can be very different from placing furniture in an apartment. You have a lot more to consider than just deciding where to put your sofa or which wall to nestle your bed against. “Smart furniture placement can make a well-laid-out room even more appealing [...]

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furniture placement planner

furniture placement planner

Interior designing just got easier with Northern Mattress & Furniture 1st online room planning software. This interior design and floor planning software is yours to use for FREE. Our software features design templates for you to start working with, or measure your own room and lay it out to scale. Just type in your room dimensions, add or remove walls, and start dragging furniture into your room. Also look for a selection of kitchen, gym [...]

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furniture placement in a room

furniture placement in a room

Recently a reader asked for my help with the placement of furniture in her 20 foot square living room after reading my blog post titled “Arranging furniture around a Fireplace in the Corner of a Room“. Initially I thought the … Continue reading → Throughout the year, taste-makers extraordinaire, Bunny Williams and her husband John Roselli graciously open up their Litchfield County estate to help a number of charities. Recently my friend Marguerite [...]

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Bedroom furniture placement

Bedroom furniture placement

Question: I want to position my bed according to Feng Shui. At the moment it directly faces the door which is not good, but on the other two walls are a window and a radiator so I cannot place it there either! It is a fairly small room. There is also no space between the bed and the door when I can place a piece of furniture to block the energy. Help! Answer: When the bed is in direct line with the door, it is referred to the coffin position. This [...]

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Furniture placement in bedroom

Furniture placement in bedroom

How to position your bed for good bedroom feng shui Because your bed is the biggest (hopefully!) and the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom, it is very important to follow a good feng shui bedroom layout. Positioning your bed in the best feng shui spot for your bedroom will create better energy in your space, and you will be the one to benefit from it! Let’s look at the 3 best feng shui bedroom layouts, understand what makes them so [...]

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patio furniture placement ideas

patio furniture placement ideas

To determine the size of your new deck, consider how you plan to use it. If you like to entertain, you ll need a large deck with lots of seating. If you plan to grill out on occasion and perhaps dine at a bistro-style table with two chairs, then a smaller deck will do. A family of four that is comfortable dining around a 5-foot-long table will need twice that much space to push back chairs about three feet and safely walk around the table. You should [...]

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bed placement in room

bed placement in room

Bed positioning is important for healthy chi in the bedroom. Making the right choice for the placement of your bed will ensure a restorative night s sleep. The average person spends many hours in the bedroom, sleeping only accounts for six to eight of those hours. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary from the world especially when you re asleep. This is the time when you re most vulnerable, so make sure your bed placement minimizes this vulnerability [...]

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living room furniture placement ideas

living room furniture placement ideas

This cozied-up formal dining room is wonderful for those who have a large family or group of friends and often find themselves throwing dinner parties or hosting for the holidays. — Sara Gilbane SEATS: 8 (with a cozy spot for drinks for 2 more) THE LAYOUT: These rooms, common in prewar buildings, feel like less of a “destination, ” as their name suggests. Create a few distinct areas within to help define the room. THE TABLE: The idea is to center [...]

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