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5 Tips On arranging Your Furniture At Home

Your home is an external expression of your thoughts and making your home interior reflect that is a comforting and creative experience. No matter if your living room is big or small, having the right furniture arrangement and home interior design in Singapore will make the experience more enjoyable and the lockdown more bearable.

Here are 5 easy to follow tips on how to rearrange your furniture by yourself.

1. Lighting is important

Lighting sets the overall mood of your home interior and plays a big part when planning how to arrange living room furniture. Windows let in ample natural light, while chandeliers, sconces, and lamps keep the room bright at night. Improve your lighting by installing in-floor electrical outlets to service floating furniture arrangements.

2. Avoid overcrowding

When arranging living room furniture, keep in mind to avoid overcrowding; leave room for traffic and an entry drop spot. To have a minimalist renovation in Singapore means that cosy key seating pieces up to the feature wall must face each other. Use end tables as landing spaces on both ends of the sofa. Pair chairs to balance the visual weight of the sofa and to maximise seating. The living room furniture arrangement should account for visiting guests, but still, feel cozy when it’s only you and your family.

3. Make an open conversation space

If your home interior has no free walls and a centered fireplace, float seating in the center of a room filled with doors and windows. Face chairs and sofa toward each other to encourage conversation. Anchor the conversation grouping with a rug and large coffee table. Frame the space with additional seating and cabinets for storage, positioned around the perimeter of the room along the walls. Arranging furniture around a fireplace, especially in the winter, makes your living room feel inviting and cosy.

4. Ensure sufficient space for human traffic

One of the secrets to learning how to arrange furniture is making sure you leave enough space between pieces. A safe allowance would be 30 inches between furniture you need to be able to walk around and 14 to 18 inches between a coffee table and sofa, so drinks are within reaching distance. This should still be held true when planning a living room furniture arrangement, because if a piece of furniture is too far away, it may look like it’s floating in the room without purpose.

5. Pay attention to small details

The key to a good furniture arrangement is all in the details—especially side tables and coffee tables. Consider your interior’s size and furniture arrangement when choosing the right coffee table. Use round pedestal tables as side tables between chairs and sofas. The curves of round tables make them easier to navigate around. When space is tight, use nesting tables for flexible use when needed.


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know

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