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5 Furniture Arrangement Ideas That'll Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

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It's important that your living areas feel warm and inviting to guests without being overcrowded. In spacious living areas, I like to use large area rugs and place the front legs of my sofas along the outer borders of the rug. This allows ample space for a beautiful coffee table and room for guests to circulate and converse during a party.

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Ambient lighting is key to a beautiful-looking home. I love using floor and table lamps throughout my house, especially in rooms with limited outdoor or overhead lighting. Adding a floor lamp to a dark corner provides warmth and makes every space more inviting.

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When space permits, a beautiful breakfast table adjacent to your kitchen is a wonderful way to provide a casual, everyday dining space that is more functional and inviting than a formal dining room.

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Using a console table behind a sofa in a living room helps the room feel more interesting and inviting. Guests see a beautiful console with curated items on it as opposed to entering a room and seeing only the back of a sofa.

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There's nothing like waking up to a beautiful view. Instead of placing your bed adjacent to a window, try putting it on the other opposite side of the room. Waking up to the sun coming through a window or French doors is a wonderful way to greet the day.

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Meridith Baer

Meridith Baer is a storyteller specializing in home staging and interior design. Since founding the world's largest staging company in 1998, Meridith has designed interiors by imagining who might live in them and sharing their story with ease and elegance.

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