Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let Your Fingers Do The Pushing

I recently had the opportunity to help a sweet woman redesign the look of her living room. When we first met we discussed her concerns and desires. One concern was the room arrangement. I told her that I had some ideas and that it would be best if we measured everything first and then I would get back to her. We carefully measured the room as well as each of the larger pieces of furniture.
At home I took out my trusty graph paper and measured one square for each six inches of furniture and room footage.
After cutting out the diagrams of the major pieces of furniture I began to arrange the room. It was fun---like playing house! It was much more fun moving items on paper than it would have been to move large furniture pieces in a small room.There are several computer sites that offer room arranging programs too but I find it very rewarding doing it the old fashion way. I came up with four different room designs. When we met again she picked the design she liked best and we were able to quickly move the furniture into an arrangement she had never tried in the several years she had lived there. She was thrilled with the new look and I was happy that I had let my fingers do the pushing instead of my back.

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10 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Very creative...I may have to do that!
sandy toe

Karyn said...

What a great idea! Gosh, I wish I knew that when we first moved into our home. Our living room is impossible! We moved around TWO heavy couches, one recliner, two end tables, and one piano at least a dozen times. Next time, we'll be smarter thanks to you!

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Good Job! I often use the room designer at the Better Homes & Garden site - same idea as yours just an online version and what a time saver from moving pieces around and around!

Richella said...

Thank you for explaining how you did this! I've seen designers do this kind of thing. I've seen expensive templates. But you showed us how WE could do it! You're so awesome.

Gayle said...

How clever of you! Did she hire you to do this, or were you just helping out a friend? Seems it would be a great business for you to start.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

My LR is about 25x25 with many large pieces of furniture. This is the only way to go. Now I need to find some graph paper....

Rachel said...

Okay first off let me say how sorry I am for not commenting in well..... forever!!! I promise to do better!!

I love this idea and would love to move around my living room but the thought of moving our huge TV hutch is just too much. So this is perfect!

Have a fabulous week!
:)Rachel

undomestic chica said...

Haha! My roomate and I just did the same thing yesterday! I was ready to move the furniture, but she graphed everything out. Such a genius idea!

Sandy said...

That is so cool, I am so going to do this! Great idea.

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

We did this before we moved into our new home. I was able to tell the movers exactly where every piece of furniture was to go. They were VERY thankful.

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