Create a Functional Room

Create a Functional Room

Before the fun begins of picking colors, fabrics and furniture, the room needs to be functional. So what is the primary function of your living room; Watching TV? Reading? A conversation or game area? Whichever it is, your furniture should be placed accordingly.

Many times, you will see these beautiful rooms with a sofa facing two accent chairs, but the TV is facing an awkward direction for viewing, like the photos below!

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So if the main function of your room is watching TV, have your sofa face the TV! Also, sectionals are great because they can create an intimate space while seating several people.

Keep in mind any traffic patterns. If your room is open concept or serves multiple functions, there should be an easy pathway.

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If you use your room for reading or a conversational area, you will need to find or make a focal point; like a fireplace, large window, or a furniture showpiece. Then place appropriate lighting at your reading spot and your tables for gaming and snacks!

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Making a room look functional AND fabulous is possible! Stick to these tips and you will get to enjoy your room, and not just by looking at it!

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