Room layout rules worth breaking

Posted by Alison Johnson on

2020 has not been the easiest year, but we have an opportunity to try things that we have never tried before. That applies to your home too. Embrace the current pandemic we are in, and take your home renovation to the next level. It is a chance to get rid of those rules surrounding home layout and furniture placement, and try something new.

Here are some of the room layout rules that we think really are worth breaking. If something works for you and makes you happy, what does it matter. Rules are there to be broken, right?

Dining near the TV

We have always been told to eat with our family at the table, away from distractions like the TV. However, if you are a bit tight for space you may not have the luxury of a separate dining room. It is therefore completely acceptable to make your eating area part of your living room, even if the TV is in full view.

Dining Near The TV | Crackpots

A great way to feel like you have two rooms in one is to use different rugs to help distinguish the end of one area and the start of another. We have also put together some other living room decor for beginners for you to have a look at.

Put your bed in front of a window

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the morning sun shining over your face as you wake up? Laying out a bedroom like that is not in line with the Chinese tradition of Feng shui, where the head of the bed should never be placed under a window. It is thought that light can raise your level of alertness during sleep, which disrupts your natural sleep cycle. 

If you want to shake things up in your home, why not give it a try. Sometimes having your bed in the same place for years can be very boring and a quick rearrangement can make a huge difference to the space you have.

Layer your tables

Storage boxes and waste paper bins aren’t the only things that fit neatly underneath tables. If you haven’t ever tried popping a smaller table underneath a larger, open table, give it a go. By adding layers to the room you can maximise space and mix furniture styles easily. It is a great way to add different colours and textures to the room, without cluttering the space.

Straight rugs are boring

When we add rugs to a room, we tend to line them up with panels of flooring, or place them at right angles to large items of furniture. Have you ever tried placing a rug on an angle though? A tastefully positioned rug can add a whole new dimension to a room, and if you are limited for space you can always add part of the rug under a sofa too. Consider choosing an irregularly shaped rug to add some curved lines to the room.

Straight Rugs - Interiors | Crackpots

Ditch the bedside table

It is custom to have a bedside table or two in the bedroom to pop your book, phone, tissue box cover and other accessories on next to your bed. However, why not try something a little different and use a ladder shelf to store your bits and bobs on instead? It doesn’t have to be a large nightstand, but you will be amazed at how much more spacious your bedroom will look. 

Ditch The Bedside Table | Crackpots

Do you have any other interior design rules that you have broken? We would love to see your pictures if you have. 

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