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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Furniture placement then and now

by nwrugs February 04, 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Furniture placement then and now

Then & Now. Historical perspective - There really is nothing new about furniture arrangement and design principles is there? Same principles, same layouts, just different shapes and fabrics. Interesting, isn't it?!

It's about formulas rather than rules! Take a look at these vignettes - not much has changed when it comes to where you put the sofa and chairs. Same can be said for accessories. What it all really boils down to is how your room is configured and how you are going to use the space. 

 Big sofas around a big coffee table

 or Bohemian eclectic flair. Now the tribal influence has moved from the sofa to the floor with the tribal rug.

Patterns, patterns, patterns - mix and match everywhere. Not sure how to do that? Check out this guide: "4 Steps to Stress Free Pattern Mixing"  


And, as we always say, you can mix traditional rugs with modern furniture ... people have been doing it forever. Wide open space with ample seating.

Where the "design" part comes in is which pieces are pulled together and how they are combined. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Has this made your project plan a little easier? Where do you get hung up when it comes to placing furniture? 

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