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Organizing your living room can be a struggle. Here are the best tips for setting it up just right.

Rearranging the furniture in your home can freshen up the environment and provide you with a new look that completely changes the atmosphere in the area. Not everyone has the same number of chairs, sofas, or tables. You will need to look at the furniture you have and decide how and where to place each piece. Our real estate agents can offer suggestions if you have just bought a new home or are thinking of listing your home for sale. Proper furniture placement will help to improve the flow of your home.

  • Identify your focal points – Remember your focal points. A television, fireplace, or large piece of art is normally the center of attention, and the furniture will reflect that. When you know what focal point you want to use, begin placing your furniture in a balanced fashion.

  • Maintain balance – Maintaining balance is simple if you divide your room in half. Two small pieces of furniture equal one large piece. With proper spacing and a little creativity, you can achieve balance and keep the flow of the room moving slowly.

  • Eliminate clutter – Clutter can make a room look out of balance. Piles of clutter can also collect dust and make your room look dingy. Take the time to put things away after you use them. Don't let magazines, mail, or other items build up on surfaces or in corners.

  • Create storage space – Use furniture that has storage space built-in. Ottomans, coffee tables, and end tables normally have empty spaces that can be easily used. Including a bookcase or small cabinet can take up empty space and also add balance if you don't have a lot of other furniture. If you are looking for Crookston homes for sale, you may want to rent a storage unit.

  • Create clear pathways – One of the biggest problems in many rooms is that the pathways aren't clear. You are forced to weave in and out of furniture to make your way from one room to the next. Keep your pathways free of obstacles. This also helps to prevent accidents. Clear pathways will also make the room look bigger.

  • Keep it simple – Keep it simple and avoid using too much furniture or decor. The simpler your layout is, the more functional it becomes. Space out your furniture and give your room a chance to breathe. If you have a lot of furniture, you may want to consider eliminating pieces that don't fit with the rest of your decor.

Designing a room or arranging your furniture can be fun and relaxing. It can also create a safe and relaxing environment that makes your home feel comfortable. If you are planning on selling your home and would like some assistance with staging each room, contact our agents. They can help you rearrange each room so that it looks inviting and lived in. We know how to showcase your home so that it always looks its best. We can go through all of the rooms in your home and make each one shine so that everyone who tours it will fall in love with it.

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