Space Planning 101

Space planning is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It can have a strong impact on the success of a room. When you come up with an idea to change things, like I do every so often, you should make sure the changes you make will not only look good but will also be functional in your room.  I encountered this recently when I decided to get a new TV. In order to get that beautiful, new flat screen TV, I needed a new place to put it since it would not fit where the old one was.

Furnitureland South Design CenterFirst things first: Think it through. Before you can begin moving things around, you need to think about what and how you want to do things in the room.

  • What is the function of this room?
  • How many people would you like the room to comfortably accommodate?
  • What furniture will you recycle and what would you like to buy new?
  • How do you want the room to feel, space-wise – open and airy, dark and theater like?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself before you start your adventure. And it is an adventure! An adventure into a new realm of relaxation, a new way to view the movies you love with a whole new outcome. Can you picture the room you want to have? Then you are closer to making it happen already!

Next time, I’ll talk about how to create a floor plan.

Bill Conner
Design Consultant

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