Arranging House Hold Furniture the right way
A home is a place of shelter, comfort and rest. The surrounding of a home should be arranged in comfortable decor to bring that presence of warmth. Some household furniture includes a bed, cupboard, dining furniture set, cushion, etc.
Arranging household furniture is important for the following reason:
It improves the aesthetics of the house.
For easy movement around the house and good spacing.
Having the right furniture in the right place makes it easy and accessible.
When arranging household furniture, it is important to take these into consideration:
The centre of the space: when arranging furniture, it is important to locate the centre of the room for reference as some furniture items are placed at the centre of the room. Also in reference to the centre position, some things would be placed at a reasonable distance to the centre.
Space occupied: the space the furniture would occupy because of it size in reference to the space of the room may require that its positioning be different from normal. For instance, instead of arranging the chairs a little distance from the centre to provide passage behind them and in front, they could be arranged to provide just one way through. Most furniture is constructed to match room sizes.
Colour and type: some furniture are tailored for distinct parts of the house, also the colour of furniture or equipment could make out of place or perfectly in place with the surrounding of the room
Arrangement of some basic household furniture
Cupboard: This is a piece of household furniture used for storage. It is made of wood and has partitions. It could be used in the kitchen for storing plates, cups, and other cooking utensils. Often times kitchen racks and rails are used alongside the cupboard.
It could also be used in the sitting room right below the television. Some modern houses are constructed in such a way that a cupboard is attached to the floor with a platform at its top serving as the kitchen table. These types of cupboards could be found in the middle of the kitchen or at the side of the kitchen wall.
Certain kitchen cupboards could also be placed above the wall at reachable spots. This makes for more space in the kitchen.
Wardrobe: this looks like a cupboard. It is found in the room. It could be made of wood all through or a combination of iron and wood. The wardrobe is used for storing clothes, bags and shoes. It could also contain a partition for books and other items found in the room. This could be attached to the wall or isolated from it but it is always positioned close to the wall. It could be positioned at the end on any side too.
Mirror; the frames could be made of wood, aluminium, or iron frame. It could be found in the bathroom, room, or fitted on the wardrobe.
Tables and chairs: They can be found in the sitting room, dining room, bedroom, library, or wine-cellar/bar and porch for purpose of relaxation. They could be arranged in circular or rectangular manners. At the middle of the room or very close to the wall.
The chairs could be jammed closely or arranged separately with spaces in-between. Depending on the type of chair, they could be made of only wood or a combination of wood and foam or iron or aluminium and foam.
Bed: This could be found in the bedroom or porch. An example of a bed that could be found on the porch is the bamboo bed. In the bedroom, this could be arranged at one end of the room close to the wall or in the middle of one side of the wall. A bed is arranged in such a way that, the bed lamp or switch is at arm’s length.
Shelves: this could be found in the dining room, bedroom, kitchen, or library. Books and other things such as pictures, trophies, and artefacts could be kept in them.
Stool; this is a small chair without a back or armrest. It could be placed in between the cushion chairs or at one end of the room or beside the bed in the bedroom.
Despite the conventional way of arranging homes, such activity eventually falls back to the choice and taste of the homeowner; he may decide to keep at one side of the Parlour- it’s his choice and you dare not call him lazy in his head down home.