The Abitare rules for arranging furniture

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Arranging furniture is one of the most daunting yet one of the most important design decisions that you will make in your home. But don’t worry we are here to help! What you need to do is think about what you‘d like to do in the space you are arranging.

Take a look at our easy step to creating the perfect living space.

Choose a Focal Point

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Never underestimate the power of a focal point in a room. Sometimes they appear naturally, such as if you have a prominent window or a built-in fireplace mantel, while other times you may need to create them yourself, as with media units.

Whatever your chosen focal point, make a decision, and stick with it. You’ll want to arrange furniture around it as much as possible.

The Logiko is perfect for this, a low hanging composition by Jesse features gloss lacquered finishes, with a wood back panel and smoked glass. Paired with a warm yellow light under the main unit and wooden back panels, this piece will bring a contemporary look in your living room. Customise this piece to you liking or choose from the pre-made compositions to create the perfect modern living room. Shop the Jesse Logiko here

Don’t Push Furniture Against the Walls

The size of the room will dictate how far you can pull your furniture away from the walls, but even in a small space, you’ll want to give pieces a little breathing room by allowing a few inches between the backs of furniture pieces and the walls. Despite popular belief, this little bit of space can actually make rooms feel bigger. Of course, if you have a larger space, feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture.

Use the Right-Size Rugs

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Area rugs belong under the furniture—all the furniture if you can manage it. Exposing some flooring around the edges of the room is fine, but when using an area rug, make sure it’s big enough that all the furniture in a seating arrangement can rest on it.

At the very least you want the front legs of large pieces to sit on the rug (the backs can be on the floor, if necessary).

A celestial addition to any home, the Asiatic Astral rug features a multi-dimensional soft acrylic pile and a unique pattern that varies in shape and design with each colour option. This stylish piece will bring any rooms decor together and is available in a range of on-trend colour options to perfectly match your room of choice

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Consider Traffic Flow

One of the most important things to consider when arranging furniture in any room is the traffic flow. People should not be tripping over furniture, or each other, to pass through the room. Make sure there are a couple of feet (give or take a few inches) between the coffee table and sofa and between chairs. Create a clear path so people can walk from one end of the room to the other without difficulty.

Let There Be Light

Lighting is one of the most important elements of any room, and it is neglected all too often. Always use a mix of overhead lighting, floor lamps, and table lamps (and sconces, if you can). A floor lamp looks great at the end of a sofa or behind an accent chair. Table lamps look lovely on side tables, shelves, and even mantels. Lighting needs to be placed at different levels in order to be properly balanced, so use a variety of fixtures liberally throughout your room

Get a Big Coffee Table

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When it comes to coffee tables, more often than not, bigger is better. A large coffee table in the middle of a seating area is great for both aesthetics and function. It acts as an anchor for the room and it leaves plenty of space for people to put down drinks or for you to display favored accessories. This is why the ALF Italia Athena Occasional table also offers easier access from the seats around it. That said, make sure to leave enough room between seating and the coffee table for people to pass through (about 18 inches). And if you can’t find a suitable large coffee table, two smaller tables or other coffee table alternative can be a good substitute.

The Alf Italia Athena occasional table features stunning high gloss greige whitewood which will add a contemporary look to your living room. This occasional table is available in 3 different sizes which when all paired will add a stylish look in your living room. The high gloss greige whitewood and glass accents add a contemporary feel in your home. Pair any of these tables with the Athena TV unit and 1 door curio cabinet and create a cool-toned living room.

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Arranging your furniture together

When it comes to arranging furniture and accessories, it’s best to plan ahead if your plan involves buying new pieces. Either use an online floor planner or old-fashioned graph paper to sketch out your desired floor plan. It’s the only surefire way to know whether or not things will fit the way you want.

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