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Furniture Arrangement. Conversation Recreation Dining Entertaining Hobbies Relaxing. Activities that commonly take place in a living area. The main area in a room where people are seated. This area should be 8-12 feet . What is a primary conversation area?.

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Activities that commonly take place in a living area

  • Conversation

  • Recreation

  • Dining

  • Entertaining

  • Hobbies

  • Relaxing

Activities that commonly take place in a living area


What is a primary conversation area

What is a primary conversation area?


What is a secondary furniture grouping

What is a secondary furniture grouping?


What is the minimum dining area for four people

What is the minimum dining area for four people?


What is the minimum dining area for 6 8 people

What is the minimum dining area for 6-8 people?


Activities that take place in a family room

  • Games

  • Hobbies

  • TV viewing

  • Dancing

  • Active Play

Activities that take place in a family room


What type of furniture is ideal for a family room

What type of furniture is ideal for a family room?


The purposes of the sleeping area

The purposes of the sleeping area


Types of space provided in a bedroom
Types of Space provided in a bedroom

  • Sleeping

  • Storage

  • Dressing


Amount on each side of the bed should be

Amount on each side of the bed should be….


What is the exception to the rule when talking about space on each side of the bed

  • A twin bed can be pushed against a wall and look balanced while still giving a person enough room to make the bed.

What is the exception to the rule when talking about space on each side of the bed?



The recommended space in front of a closet

The recommended space in front of a closet



What is function

What is function?


Furniture arrangement guidelines

  • Function of a room determines the furniture needed. will take place there. It dictates the selection and the arrangement of furniture.

  • Furniture scale should be appropriate for the space available.

  • Furniture can serve a number of functions depending on where it is placed.

  • Make furniture as useful and multi-functional as possible.

  • Group furniture according to activity.

  • If a focal point is used in the room, group furniture in such a way that it accentuates the emphasis.

Furniture Arrangement Guidelines


Combine furniture with function

Combine Furniture with Function


Things to consider when designing a room

Things to consider when designing a room


Traffic flow

Traffic Flow


Creating balance

  • Opposite walls should lend visual weight vents.

  • Furniture, doors, windows, and fireplaces should be balanced

  • Visual mass is more important than dimensions

  • Groupings should be balanced

  • Do not overcrowd the room with furniture

Creating Balance


Use furniture to create a focal point

Use furniture to create a focal point


Rhythm

Rhythm



Form space

Form & Space


U shaped grouping
U Shaped Grouping furniture pushed tightly into corners are not as pleasing as when you have negative space


L shaped grouping
L Shaped Grouping furniture pushed tightly into corners are not as pleasing as when you have negative space


Parallel grouping
Parallel Grouping furniture pushed tightly into corners are not as pleasing as when you have negative space


The stagers
The Stagers furniture pushed tightly into corners are not as pleasing as when you have negative space

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