Where Do You Place Furniture in Your House

Adding furniture to your house is important. They will help fill the home as well as give you a more comfortable lifestyle. However, did you know that the placement of these objects plays a big role in how the energy flows in your home? To help keep positive and easy energy, we created this guide to help you understand where you need to place furniture in your house.

Before diving deep into our guide, here are few tips you need to remember for all the rooms:

  • Find a focal point.
  • Do not forget your storage options.
  • Symmetrical arrangements are in.
  • Arrange around the lighting.
  • Measure your space.
  • Test before you decide on the arrangement.
  • Keep functionality at the top of your list.


Even though you do not place a lot of furniture in your kitchen, you still need to know a few things if you do. Your kitchen will most likely have cabinets and/or an island already installed. However, if you have space, you can add a rolling island in the center of your kitchen. If you go this route, you need to make sure there is enough room to open your cabinet doors and walk by.

The other item you can add to your kitchen if there is space is a small table and some chairs. This area is normally known as the breakfast nook in the kitchen. These chairs and tables do not need to be extravagant like your dining room. And when you are setting them up, make sure there are at least two feet of space from a pushed-out chair to the wall. You want to make sure there is enough room for people to get in and out, but also enough room so you do not damage your walls every time you push out the chair.

Dining Room

The place where we do most of our eating needs the proper arrangement. Depending on the size of space you have, you can keep it simple with just a table and chairs, or you can go all out and add a china cabinet and extra seating options. With the table, you want it to be in the center of the room or under your lighting fixture. Under the table, you can place a rug. Once the table is out, you can place chairs around it. These chairs need to be at least two feet away from the wall. You do not want to scratch your walls or chip your paint every time you push the chair out to leave.

If there is additional space, you can add a china cabinet and extra seats like a couch or small chair alongside the wall. Just remember to have enough space to walk freely between each piece. You also need to make sure that you can open cabinet doors freely if you place a cabinet in your dining room.

Living Room

A room in the house that has a lot of furniture items is the living room. If you do not place them correctly, you can make the room feel chaotic or overcrowded. There are many different types of pieces you can have in your living room — sofa/couch, chairs, coffee table, side tables, lamps, rugs, bookshelves, etc. Before placing anything in this room, measure out the space.

Once you have everything measured, you are going to place your focal point down first. Your focal point is an item that will be the statement piece or the centerpiece of the living room. A focal point can be a television, fireplace, artwork, sculpture or whatever you want to help ease the conversation. After your focal point is out, you can add your sofa, couch or chairs adjacent to it. If you are placing multiple seating options out, make sure there is at least one to two feet of space between each object to give you and your guests enough walking space.

Now that you have your seating out, you can add your coffee table or side tables. Just like the chairs or couches, you want to have at least one to two feet of space between each object so people can move around freely. After the table is out, you can move onto any bookshelves you want to add. You will want this to be against a wall, so it is not in the way of your seating arrangement and focal point (unless your bookshelf is the focal point, then follow the tips above.)

With the main object in place, you can then add on your lamps, rugs, decor pieces and anything else you want in your living room. Just remember to have enough walking space. You do not want to constantly bump into different objects.


Sleep soundly by placing your bedroom set in the right place. When putting furniture in this room, you want to start with the bed. People typically place their bed against the wall in the middle or a corner wall. Either option works depending on the space of the room. You will also want to think about placements of other objects compared to the bed. For example, if you are a TV watcher at night, you want to place your bed in an area that will allow a TV to face across from it.

After the bed and the television are out, it is time to place the side tables. Each one will go on one side of the bed at the head. Keep enough space where you do not hit while you are sleeping, but close enough to hold all your items. Then, you can move onto the dresser or wardrobe. You will want this item to be against an unoccupied wall.

Anytime you place furniture in your bedroom, make sure you have enough space to walk around. Once you have the main furniture out, you can add additional pieces like rugs, ottomans, chairs, etc.


To properly work, the way you place your furniture makes an impact. The furniture in an office includes the desk, desk chair, cabinets, small table, small chairs or a small couch. Depending on the size of this room, you can play around with other pieces or not add specific pieces like additional seating and tables. The first item you will place is your office desk and chair. You want these two items to be near your lighting source. If you have a window, you can put it next to or in front of it. However, you do not want the sunlight to blind you while working. Adjust the desk to where your eyesight will not be harmed.

After placing those items, you can move them onto your cabinet or filing system. You will want it to go adjacent or across from your desk. If you place it next to your desk, give at least two feet of walking space. Once you have the cabinet places, you can move onto your small table and chairs. Typically, you will want these adjacent or across from your desk. This area acts as your waiting room or consultation space. Once the main furniture is out, you can add extra pieces like sculptures, photos or artwork as the focal point in the room.


While we do not place many pieces in our hallways or entryways, there are a few things you need to know. Hallways and entryways can have small tables, desks, coat racks and shoe racks. The number one rule you must remember about placing furniture in these areas is to be mindful of doors and walkways. There needs to be enough space for the door to swing open without hitting anything. Before picking a spot, test your door areas to see how much space you actually have.

By following this guide, you can create a space that you can live comfortably in. Do you feel like your home needs some extra work before placing all the furniture? Then, call Valor Home Services, your local skilled team of handymen, bathroom remodelers, hardwood floor refinishers and flooring experts. For more information, give us a call today.