By Baldric Keller. Sofas & Sectionals. Published at Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 20:37:32 PM.
Perhaps this should be the first step when choosing a sofa. Decide where the sofa will be placed so you know what to look for. If you usually enjoy sitting in front of the TV then that’s where you should place the sofa. But perhaps you enjoy entertaining guests and chatting with them in which case you should create a cozy lounge area in front of the fireplace or facing the bar. Be careful however because placing a sofa parallel to the fireplace in a long and narrow room can make the room even narrower.
Anytime you're arranging furniture you have to think about balance. When too many visually heavy things are on one side of the room the entire space looks unbalanced. Since sofas tend to be large in scale they take up quite a bit of visual space, and they require something of equal weight across from them to balance out the room. This is why you often see two chairs placed directly across from a sofa. Together the chairs balance out the weight of the sofa.
Before you go out and buy a sofa, you have to measure the room. There has to be enough legroom for people to feel comfortable and enough space around the sofa so everyone can move freely. Decide where in the room you want to place the sofa and use tape to delimitate the area.
A sofa can also stand out even if it has a very simple color. To make sure that happens, you have to place against a contrasting background. In this case, for example, these two grey sofas sit on a white area rug so they stand out without featuring a bold color.
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