Arranging Furniture on an Angle

Arranging Furniture on an Angle

Sarah Coffey
Feb 2, 2009

There are times when placing one or two pieces of furniture on an angle can give a room the little bit of kick it needs. Angled furniture redirects the flow of a room, allows you to move pieces away from the wall, and can sometimes make a small space appear larger. In our experience, there are no set "rules" for angling furniture; it usually takes a few tries, arranging and rearranging until you find a set-up that feels right. Click below for some inspiring ideas from angled rooms...

This open plan living room benefits from airy, low-profile furniture that seems to float in the space.

This set-up contains several grids: the pattern on the rug, the rectangular grid of the artwork, and the grid of the tufted leather daybed. The angled lounge breaks up the rigidity of the arrangement.

In Christy and John's Logan Square Bungalow, an angled chair in the corner of this space creates better flow between two rooms.

Rachel's Grad School Getaway, one of our Smallest Coolest apartment finalists, proves that angled furniture can work well in a small space.

The Philippe Starck Ghost Chair in a corner of Eve's Warm and Witty Loft creates a soft, almost invisible corner that gently opens up the room.

The beautiful blue and yellow bedroom in Marie's Memphis Apartment uses an angular arrangement to contrast with the retangular grid of the windows and wall moldings.

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