Top 10 Design Myths


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Big Furniture Makes a Room Seem Smaller
Let one piece of furniture stand out from the rest.
Let one piece of furniture stand out from the rest.
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Furniture is all about scale, and the trick to proper furniture placement is to make sure you have the right pieces in the right proportions in the right places. Small furniture tends to get lost in large rooms, so to make an overly large living room feel like a cozy lair, you'll need furniture that matches in girth. Conversely, a small living room may accommodate a good-sized couch, but all other furnishings should be scaled down so the room doesn't seem overstuffed. Choose furniture combinations that leave plenty of space for traffic to move comfortably and that add the illusion of space by keeping the floor visible.