Change home style without buying new furniture: let’s see how

Valentina Di Roma
Jul 16, 2017 · 3 min read

How can you change your home style while keeping the same furniture? Changing the layout and studying new patterns. Let’s see how.

ave you ever thought that if you are not convinced of your home style, could it be that the way you put on furniture is not okay?

Let me explain: many times you get tired of the home style because you think that what you have is dated and boring. But this is not always the case. Maybe you have some furnishings that can still pass the exam, it’s just the way they are arranged that’s not fine.

You could have the perfect furnishing, but if organized in a less coherent way, the entire set loses style and function. Have you ever tried to question your ideas and beliefs?

It is not said that if you have always done the same thing so far, is right. Lets’ see together how to change home, keeping the same furniture.


efore you start moving evrything, try it on PCs or on paper. There are a couple of free programs that can help you: Sketchup and Sweet Home 3d.

Let’s say that if you’re really zero with 3d design and modeling, both might not be easy at first impact. But if you do some practice, I’m sure you will get used to it and you can’t do without it any more.

Sweet Home 3d is surely more immediate and allows a faster rendering of your home. Draw the plants in 2d and then go to 3d. Insert the furniture blocks and get used to finding the right composition.

Image credits: Avocado Concepts

One of the first ideas to look out for, is the size of the furnishings: be careful to choose pieces coordinated to the size of your spaces. Off-scale elements help make look the space tiny and claustrophobic. I know you like the couch with the peninsula: but if you live in a studio there is no way to fit it …

A second point that may seem odd, is to place the furniture away from the walls and grouping them (in odd numbers). Keeping the various pieces away from the walls, you will create spaces of passage and the feeling of larger rooms.

When you are in a room, think of the various activities you will be doing there. Create different areas by activity and diversify the various pieces accordingly. For example, there may be a reading area, a relaxation area, a dining area …

Image credits: Camille Hermand Architecture — Lauriston
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Try arranging the various pieces diagonally, perhaps by taking advantage of the corners of the room: you do not have to put everything diagonally, just a few pieces. This trick will help the eye more easily notice all the details and have the perception of a larger space.

Don’t cover the windows with too high buffet or cupboards, or furniture that cover the light entrance. The sources of light and aeration must always be free, to provide the room with the correct air and light.

Get out of your usual ideas and think about your pieces of furniture differently: an armchair that you have in the living room could become the protagonist of a reading area in the bedroom, as well as a corridor library could become the protagonist of the living room.

Think out of the box and reinvent your house: wallet and creativity thank you.

Valentina Di Roma

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