Written by: Toni Foot
Why you should try rearranging your furniture
It would be lovely to be able to redecorate your home whenever you feel like a change, but for most families, the price tag for a newly decorated room is too high to do it frequently. However, you don’t have to spend out on new furniture to make a fresh start. Simply re arranging your furniture can be good for you it makes your room feel like a whole new space and can have many benefits you might not have considered.
Make use of seasonal resources
If you have a sunny area in your room then try putting your sofa where you can make the most of every ray. In the winter, you may want to be able to sit closer to the radiator or away from the window or draft. Maximizing your exposure to sunlight in the winter months can stave off the winter blues when the weather prevents you from getting outside.
Get a new perspective
Rearranging your room will give you a new point of view, making it feel like a whole new space.
Have a deep clean on the way
You may not have the time or energy to clean every nook and cranny of your home regularly. Moving your furniture around gives you the perfect opportunity to clean those hidden corners.
Extend the life of your carpets
Sofa feet and table legs can cause indentations in carpets or wooden floors if they are left in one place for too long. Moving heavy furniture around periodically helps prevent this damage from becoming extensive.
Give your floor a break
Moving large pieces of furniture can change the direction of the main walk ways through the room and therefore reducing excessive wear on one area of the floor.
Let your imagination loose
If you have a tight space to work with then look at your home like a puzzle. Give your brain a work out as you find new ways to fit everything in. If you have a large space (or a large budget) you could let your creativity run wild as you experiment with new colours and styles.
Small changes can make a big difference
If your space is so limited that you can’t move the larger items of furniture, it is still possible to give your room a new look by experimenting with the smaller items. Try reorganizing pictures on your walls. You could swap photographs or ornaments between rooms to give you something new to look at.