Are you moving into a new place, thinking about getting new furniture, or just want to shake things up and rearrange some furniture? Wouldn’t it be nice to know where you want to move everything before you move it? Well, I’ve got an idea for you! Try using a simple grid before even lifting a finger; then after that, sorry my flabby, scrawny muscles can’t help! LOL
I’ve created a free printable called a Room Layout Grid. And here are examples of how to use it below.
First, you will need a few items: a tape measure, scissors, two markers or pens, and copies of the Room Layout Grid.
Now, measure the room that you are designing and measure the furniture that will hopefully be fitting in the room. Be sure to measure doorways and windows and where they are on a wall. Draw the room on the grid using each square as 1 foot by 1 foot. The room I measured was 10feet 10inches by 10feet 10inches. It’s probably more like 11ft x 11ft but I like to measure from baseboard to baseboard rather from wall to wall. I also measured how wide the door from the hall is (3ft) which is at the top of the drawing and the closet door as well. The window was centered on the wall at the bottom of the drawing.
Next I measured the furniture going into the room and drew it on the grid. Then cut these out and labeled them on the nongrid side so they would show up better as I moved them around on the paper. I included the dimensions on this just for reference.
Now the fun part! I “moved” furniture until I found something I like.
So far option #2 is my favorite because I’d like to add some tall bookshelves on the other side of window and maybe the wall near the entrance to the room. Which option do you think is best? Let me know in the comments.
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