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▪ written by Jamil Isimbabi

5 common Furniture Layout mistakes you make Unconsciously

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Your home is a place where you can relax, and feel comfortable. But have you ever stopped to think about how your furniture layout affects your mood and well-being?

Imagine walking into a room where the furniture is so disorganized. The couch is blocking the entrance door, the center table is in the middle of the walkway, and the chairs are arranged in a completely illogical way. How would you feel in this room? Cluttered, stressed, and uncomfortable, right? The way you arrange your furniture has a big impact on how you feel in your home. There are five common furniture layout mistakes that many people make unconsciously. These mistakes can make your home feel cramped and uninviting.


  • Ignoring the Focal Point
  • Blocking the Flow
  • Crowding the Space
  • Ignoring Scale
  • Forgetting Function

Furniture Layout mistakes you make Unconsciously

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1. Ignoring the Focal Point:

Every room has a focal point, which is the main feature that draws your eye. When you’re arranging your furniture, it’s important to take into account the focal point. Imagine you have a huge beautiful artwork in your living room. But you’ve pushed your couch up against the wall so far away that you can’t even see the full art. This is a big mistake! It is the focal point of the room, so you should be sure to arrange your furniture so that it highlights this feature.

2. Blocking the Flow

When you’re arranging your furniture, it’s important to make sure that people can easily move around the room. Don’t block off doorways or walkways with furniture.  You should always leave enough space for people to walk around without tripping or bumping into furniture. Of course, there would be cases where the space may seem too small, making it seem like the only option is to cram in a piece of furniture. If that’s the case then you should read our post on [how to utilize your vertical space and create more storage].

3. Crowding the Space

The way you feel it might be cool to try to cram too much furniture into one room, it becomes unpleasant. This will make the space feel cramped and uncomfortable. If you have a small living room, you shouldn’t think of fitting a large sofa, a loveseat, and two armchairs in the room. The room is simply not big enough for all of this furniture. So it’s better to choose smaller pieces of furniture such as a small table and chair for reading and relaxation or get rid of some of the furniture altogether.

4. Ignoring Scale

I’m sure you’ve walked into rooms where everything seems too small or big. The size of your furniture in a room should be proportionate to the size of the room. Don’t put a giant TV in a small room, or a tiny center table in a large room. Never choose a small center table that looks dwarfed by the space. The center table should be large enough to anchor the seating area, provide ample surface space, and overall make the space feel more balanced and harmonious.

5. Forgetting Function

When you’re arranging your furniture, it’s important to think about how you’ll be using the space. Don’t just put furniture in place because it looks good. Make sure it’s also functional. If you have a living room that you use for watching TV, reading, and playing games, but you’ve arranged the furniture so that it’s difficult to do any of these activities. This is going to be quite frustrating. The furniture should be arranged in a way that makes it easy for you to use the space for the activities you enjoy.

Avoiding these five common furniture mistakes is simple and will instantly make your home more comfortable but we understand that sometimes it could be difficult to do so or know what to do. Take a step back – Talk to designers and architects and with their help, you can transform your home into a space of comfort, functionality, and inviting ambiance. A well-arranged living space not only enhances your aesthetic sensibilities but also fosters a sense of harmony and well-being.


At Treuhand, we understand the importance of matching our clients with spaces with colors that suit them. Feel free to reach out to us to schedule a consultation so that we can discuss what colors will suit your space. Whether you need assistance with furniture placement, storage options, or maximizing natural light, we’ve got you covered.

Contact Treuhand today for a consultation or assistance with your home design and renovation projects. Together, we can create the living space you’ve always dreamed of. With Treuhand by your side, you can achieve it all.


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