There are many factors to having the ideal arrangement in your room, such as layout and size for each particular space; it can be a little overwhelming, especially as there are no rules in Design! Here are some designer tips to help guide you in the right direction:
Choose your FOCAL POINT. It might be your bed, wallpapered feature wall, a fireplace, or a beautiful view. Place your furniture around it to draw the eye in that direction.
AVOID THE PERIMETER. If possible don't place your sofas along the walls because this creates a stagnant look. Ideally you want to float the furniture off the walls and bring it into the centre to define the space.
CREATE an L or U SHAPE. One option is to place your large sofa along a solid wall, (ideally just out from), and then straight to the side place a couple chairs thus creating the L shape - or, just place the chairs opposite to create the U SHAPE. Then casually place some side tables, ottoman, or lamps off to one side or in-between the single chairs to create some interest to the space.
I will tell you why...
The L or U shape creates a conversation. I call it the 'conversation pit' as it encourages a group to sit and talk. You can sit with your family and friends and all see and hear one another comfortably with drinks and nibbles within easy reach.
Now on to the BEDROOM - it can be limiting with space, however ideally a bed should not be placed in front of a window so it's half blocked, it should be placed in a solid wall. Great if you can purchase a bed head to define the bed and give it some height on the wall.
KEEP IT SIMPLE - If you have something lovely to look at from your bed or sofa, take advantage of that. Whether you love tone on tone, or neutral with pops of colour, keep it fresh and simple with some personality in there!
A room can be very distracting when it is filled with unnecessary objects, so as your Interior Designer, Home Stylist, Home Stager my departing tips are:
Ensure you are surrounded by fabrics and objects you