Rearranging furniture initially may seem like a frivolous task, but even the way furniture is laid out in a room can make a huge difference to how the space is used and how welcoming it seems to visitors. This is especially true when single rooms contain multiple functional spaces.
Before changing the furniture layout in my dad's space, I definitely thought about a few things:
- How he uses the space.
- Making the living area more conversational.
- Considerations for way-finding.
The first thing I did was sit in the club chair and try to understand the way my dad sees the space on a daily basis. So, I closed my left eye, since he is blind on his left side (he was born with unilateral retinoblastoma and has had a prosthetic glass eye since he was two). Immediately, I realized that in order to see whomever is on the couch, he would have to turn nearly sideways.
Check out more including the "after" pictures after the jump!