A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning I received this 911 text and photo from a friend who had recently relocated to St.Louis and chose to downsize when buying their new home. With downsizing often comes furniture placement challenges like this one.
“Help! I’m attempting to rearrange this room. It is small and set up kind of awkward. I get like I needed to open it up more. I just can’t figure it out, especially with the bar and stools. There are just two.”
Me: Try moving the floral chair to the corner of the rug
Chris: You mean like this?Me: Yes! At some point you might want to think about getting a round coffee table, which would create a little more space to move around. Also, I would pull the rug away from under the couch and show some hardwood.
Rug Tip: When opting for a smaller rug, keeping all legs of the furniture off and positioned around the edges of the rug is best. Rules were meant to be broken,but I think it’s good strategy for this situation.
Later that day……..
Chris: I’ve been wanting to get rid of that old table, so we went shopping and found this one at Pier One!
Now that is what I call instant gratification! See how even just moving a couple of things around in a room can make a big difference. If you have some ”stuck” areas, contact me and I lets see how we can work together virtually.