Space planning is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It can have a very strong impact on the success of a room. Without proper planning, a room can end up awkward at best or disastrous at worst. Knowledge of furniture sizes and space allowances, some imagination and a sense of composition really help too.
In a well-planned room space is used to its utmost effect. The room’s needs and functions are taken into consideration, and any difficult spaces or problem areas are dealt with. Your goal is to accomplish this beautifully, comfortably, tastefully, and so gracefully that the placement of all the objects in the room seems both obvious and surprising.
A scaled floor plan is like a map – it shows where you’re going and how to get there. With a good floor plan, you’ll know the right sizes of furniture to purchase, and where to put any existing pieces that you already have. You’ll know how to place the furniture for maximum usage and comfort with a pleasing sense of order.