How to Furnish an Empty Room

Summary: Decorating an empty room with intent will help you furnish it in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.


If you are moving into a new house or renovating your current home you may be given the task of furnishing an empty room. This can be both exciting and daunting because you are essentially working with a blank canvas. The possibilities for the room are nearly endless, as you can choose to decorate the room as you see fit. Although you have the freedom to furnish the room however you want, there are some interior design tips you can follow to bring the room to life.


Decide on a Function


Before placing in the furniture in the room you could benefit from deciding on what you would like the function of the room to be. Is the house in need of an office where you can go to concentrate and work productively? Do you want a room where people can simply hang out? The room could be multi-purpose but the more specific you are the easier it will be to furnish it.


Decorate Around a Centerpiece


Depending on the purpose of the empty room, you may have a specific item that is the focal point. For a study room this could be the desk. For a living room this center piece could be the television.  Deciding on a centerpiece will make it easier to decorate, because you can work around the focal point. In the study room you can place art on the walls, bookshelves for storing important books and documents, and green plants to make the room more relaxing. This sort of approach can help prevent the room from feeling too crowded or disconnected.


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