A great way to breathe new life into your living room without spending lots of money is to rearrange the furniture. But few things are more frustrating than rearranging everything and then discovering that the new layout doesn't really work for your purposes. Take this quiz to see how many organizing tips you know.
What should you focus on in designing a living room that will make your family feel welcome?
placement of photos
What is the first thing you should do when planning to rearrange your furniture?
measure the room
measure the furniture
spell out the purpose of the rearrangement
What should you leave out of your initial diagram of the room you want to rearrange?
doors and windows
How can you indicate on your room diagram an area of the room that you would like to use for a specific purpose?
draw a circle around it
shade in the amount of space you will need
write the purpose of the area onto that part of the diagram
What can you do to trigger creative ideas when designing a new furniture layout for your room?
Purposely do a version on paper where you put something in a place you don't want it.
Ask for your family's approval after laying the room out.
Try rearranging the room physically, without doing any prior planning on paper.
What will most impact the layout concept you use for your furniture?
the room's purpose
the size of the pieces of furniture
whether you use the room as a way to get from one part of the house to another
If you plan to hold parties in your living room, what should you do when planning your furniture layout?
Plan a second layout for your furniture to use during parties.
Make sure there is enough space to put down food trays.
Focus on the flow of traffic through the various areas of the living room.
How can you increase the usable space in your living room?
by moving couches and chairs away from walls
by considering a furniture layout with moving pieces
by drawing the lines of traffic onto your room diagram first
At least how much space should you allow for traffic lanes in your living room?
How can you create an inexpensive, new entertainment center for your living room?
by painting two bookcases and a TV stand the same color
by getting a wall-mounted television and speakers
by laying your furniture out in a way that focuses on the television