8. Consider Foot Traffic When Establishing Your Floor Plan
The term “circulation” refers to the movement through, around, and between furniture. People follow the route as they move from one place to another in their homes. When determining your furniture layout, make sure to give yourself room to move around your furniture instead of just measuring whether they fit. You don’t want a room to feel crowded; a room with proper circulation feels comfortable (via My Domaine). Ideally, you should have about four feet between more oversized furniture items and about a foot and a half between smaller furniture pieces (via My Domaine). Not only that, but a room looks more luxurious if you don’t have the furniture pushed up against the walls.