Experiment with Different Furniture Arrangements
After you have drawn a floor plan, determined the balance lines of the room, traffic patterns, focal point and what the room will be used for, you can then start experiment ing with the different options for furniture placement. You can do this by drawing differ ent pieces of furniture in pencil onto your floor plan using a furniture template, or use furniture cut-outs such as those on the next .
Start by placing the largest pieces of wooden furniture, then the largest upholstered items, smaller upholstered items, then tables and so on. If an arrangement looks too cramped or doesn’t look good, you can erase or move the furnishings and start again until you end up with an arrangement that works great within the room.