Keep Rooms Functional With The 'Three-Foot Rule'

Keep Rooms Functional with the Three Foot Rule

You have a lot of options when it comes to furnishing your home, from creating a paint palette to arranging decor to make a space feel more spacious. Whatever you choose to do, keep the "three-foot rule" in mind.

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You need to make sure you, your family and guests are able to easily move through each room. Dabney Frake, writing at Apartment Therapy, explains how the three-foot rule works:

You should have about 3 feet of walking space around the room. This is what you need to be comfortable, without knocking into furniture and bumping into walls. Any type of furniture with doors or drawers also need three feet of space to open properly.

For us sensible metric types, you can label it the one-metre rule. Even if you think this concept sounds simple to follow, once you get wrapped up in other design factors you could lose sight of the room's functionality. For more tips on arranging your home decor, check out the full post linked below.

Don't Make These Mistakes When Arranging Your Living Room [Apartment Therapy]


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