Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Arranging Furniture in The Living Room – Part 3: Creating Balance

Christine Blythe, Senior Creator, Designer and owner of Decor to Your Door, discusses how creating balance is a key to arranging furniture in the living room.

You want to pair items with equal weight. A sofa visually weighs about as much as two chairs with an small accent table. A sofa with one chair becomes a little off balance and tends to look a little lonesome. Since one would likely center a sofa on a wall, the space you have on the right side of the room should be about the same as the space you have on the left side of the room. Point Two: Build up and out. When all of your furniture is about the same height it is nice to add vertical interests. Tall bookshelves, window treatment panels, art – they all help with this objective.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Arranging Furniture in The Living Room – Part 2: Conversation Areas

Christine Blythe, Senior Creator, Designer and owner of Decor to Your Door, discusses how conversation areas affect the arrangement of furniture in the living room.

First, the seating should be no more than 10 feet apart depending on the size of the room. Seven to nine feet is more ideal, so that you and your guests are not having to raise your voices during conversation. Adding tables to accompany a conversation area just makes the room look more complete. About 18 inches from the sofa to a cocktail table is ideal for walk-through space. Another tip – place the two front feet of all seats on to an area rug. Depending on the size of the room, you’ll usually need about an 8×10, 8×11, 9×12 or 9×13 area rug. Your designer can assist in chooses the optimal size for your room design.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Arranging Furniture in the Living Room – Part 1: Focal Points

Christine Blythe, Senior Creator, Designer and owner of Decor to Your Door, discusses how focal points affect the arrangement of furniture in the living room.

A TV wall, a fireplace, a beautiful picture window – all examples of focal points. What do you do when you have all three? You have to choose one over the other or you have to consolidate. This is why the trend these days is to install televisions over fireplace mantles. It allows the focal point on to one wall. Second point to that would be to arrange furniture so that traffic patterns do not cut through seating areas – especially when people are watching television. This will keep the conversation area cozy and intimate.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Punxsutawney Phil Did Not See His Shadow – Bring on Spring!

On this day 129 years ago, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, was celebrated for the first time in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring. No word on whether an optometrist is on hand to verify what the ground hog actually sees.

Here in North Texas, we’ve enjoyed our mildest January in years, so perhaps now IS a great time to start thinking about Spring! From Spring cleaning to planning a few home improvement products, it’s our favorite time of year.

Contact Decor to Your Door and we’ll help you discover all of the options available to you when considering rejuvenating your home.

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