Diagonal Furniture Placement


Most furniture placement seems to follow the rule of “place furniture along the walls” or in larger rooms, “place furniture parallel or perpendicular to walls.” Why?

I think many rooms allow us to also place furniture and rugs at diagonals. Diagonally placed furniture creates a sense of excitement and contrast because it is unexpected in room design.

Furniture placed in a diagonal manner suggests a causal style by cutting off the sharp corners of formal furniture placement.

In large spaces, furniture placed on the diagonal and away from the walls eats up lots of space.

Regular sized rooms can actually be made to look larger when furniture is placed diagonally in the room.

While this decorating trick may not work in every space, consider where you can use it to perk up arrangements.