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The proper arrangement of furniture can make your room appear larger, brighter, elegant and efficient. These few tricks can make a world of difference to any room large or small.

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Tips to arrange your furniture:

1. Determine the natural focal point of the space. Your Focal point may be architectural, such as a fireplace, window or a television.

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2. Know your room measurements.

It is important to know the size of your room in order to determine the most suitable locations for your furniture.

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3. Place your seating around the focal point.

The focal point here is the table.

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However, the focal point in this photo is the fireplace.

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4. Place a table near each chair. The table serves two functions, decor and an area for people to utilize.

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5. Identify traffic patterns. Do not block paths. Avoid traffic passing between people.

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6.   Avoid placing chairs in the front of doorways. 

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7.  Do not place all the furniture by the wall. Furniture close to walls makes the room smaller and it prohibits walking space.

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8. Mix Furnishings of Various Sizes and Textures this would add visual interest.

It is important though to add some balance. Don’t go to crazy.

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9.   Group chairs a comfortable three to four feet apart, this would allow each person to have individual space as well as be able to converse with on another.

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10. Paintings and other wall decorations placed high can make a space look bigger.

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11. Strategically placed mirrors can make a room appear larger by reflecting light. 

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