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3 Living Room Organization Tips

2. Make Form Match Function

As you begin to get an idea of where you want your furniture, imagine you and your family living in it. Do you have a chair for reading that needs to be in a well-lit area? Do you want a lot of room for activity in the middle of the room, or off to one side? Would a table, where crafts and homework could be completed, fit in the room? Is there a TV in the room, and do you want that to be a focal point?

One final thing to decide is: do you want to entertain in this room? If the answer is yes, consider a secondary furniture arrangement to make room for a party. Obviously you won't have a party every day, so it might make sense to arrange your room in a way that allows for easy adjustments for parties.