When it comes to decorating a house, there are few things more intimidating than being in an empty room and not knowing where to start. There are so many things to consider such as personal aesthetics, lifestyle, budget and more, but the best way to start is with the layout of the furniture. In other words, determine the arrangement of the sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes and everything that is involved in the plan of the room (anything that touches the floor). We’ve compiled a simple to follow guide that works for every room in the house, starting with the living room. These living room ideas will make the work of furnishing and decorating your home easy and fun.

First, draw a box, noting the measurements on all sides. Whether you are creating it on a computer program or drawing it by hand on graph paper, having a plan to scale is useful for space planning. Most of the time, converting feet to inches on a 1: 1 scale is the simplest. For example, a living room that measures 16 feet by 10 feet will convert to a 16-by-10-inch box. Then measure all the furniture you have decided to include and create a separate box, suitable for each room. If you are drawing by hand, an idea is to create paper furniture cutouts (to scale) so that you can play with different furniture arrangements.