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1 Bell Quiz #3

2 Furniture Arranging Basic guidelines using the elements and principles of design Log Cabin photos link

3 NUMBER ONE CONSIDERATION..  FUNCTION  Ever notice how some rooms feel warm and inviting and others feel cold and distant? While many factors such as color and lighting contribute to a room’s atmosphere, the way furniture is arranged can also influence the mood, comfort, and function of the space. orm unction F____ follows F_______

4 Functional Furniture Arrangement?  A. Function is how a space will be used. b. Function of a room determines the selection and the arrangement of furniture. A Bed does not go in the dining room nor does a dining table go in a bedroom

5 1 st Step is : Analyze the Space  Observe the amount of space within the room and the contents of the room Identify the traffic pattern of the room How will room features and traffic flow affect placement? Is there a focal point that can be used? How will the furniture be used?  Identify the purpose of the room, how many people will use the space, as well as the room’s architectural features. What activities will take place? How much space is needed for each activity? What basic furnishings will be needed for each activity? How much space will the furnishings occupy?

6 1. Furnishing Guidelines  A. Group furniture according to activity. Furniture is useful and mulit-functional depending on where it is placed.  B. Furniture scale should be appropriate for the space available.  C. Is lighting adequate and well located?  D. Are there tables and shelves to rest things on?

7 e. Place large furniture first and then smaller furniture.  F. Large pieces of furniture should be placed parallel to walls G. Everything does not have to be up against the wall. Angle for variety. Don’t block windows.

8 h. Don’t overcrowd a room. Leave some open space for a feeling of airiness.  i. Minimum dining size for four people. 80 square feet  J. Space required to seat four to eight people and place a hutch and buffet in the room: 180 square feet  K. Space around areas : Bed― 22” Dresser― 42” Closet― 33” Door― 33”

9 2. Consider Mechanical, Electrical, and Architectural details Such as air circulation vents, electrical outlets, TV cables, phone jacks, windows, doors, arches, cabinets, shelving, fireplaces, stairs…..

10 3. Control Traffic Flow by Strategically Placing Furniture. Traffic patterns should not interrupt activities within a room. Redirect or restrict traffic flow by the furniture arrangement Make sure there is adequate passing space for traffic areas (3-4 feet). Space clearances must allow for function and use

11 4. Room should always appear balanced Opposite walls should lend visual weight, whether it be symmetrical or asymmetrical, so the room will feel balanced. Visual mass is more important than dimensions (glass vs. wood table) Consider Furniture, doors, windows, and fireplaces. Furniture groupings (pair of matching sofas facing each other)

12 5. Identify a focal point in the room a. Group furniture in such a way that it accentuates the emphasis. b. Large pieces of furniture draw more attention and emphasis. c. If a room lacks a focal point, use a piece of furniture as that focal point. fireplace, picture, window, piece of furniture.

13 6. Plan for conversation areas in appropriate rooms. Generally arrange seating in a circular pattern so that each person can see each other comfortably. U - Shaped Furniture Grouping

14 L Shaped Furniture Grouping

15 Parallel Furniture Grouping

16 b. Primary Conversation Grouping  Area where people will primarily be directed.  8-12 feet is the ideal diameter for the primary conversation area

17 c. Secondary Grouping  Area used less, separate from the primary grouping, more intimate, smaller.  Secondary furniture grouping: Seating for 2-3 people, a piano, a desk or a chair for one person

18 7. Identify the 3 zones with appropriate furnishings A. Living / Social  Conversation, recreation, dining, entertaining, hobbies, relaxing, TV / Movies, active play, games  Place Durable and easily maintained furniture B. Sleeping / Private / Quiet  Sleeping, bathing, dressing, storage C. Service / Work  Storage, work, space to spread out

19 Furnishing Assignments  10. Furnishing a Floor Plan Cut out furniture templates OR use templates provided and arrange the furniture in each room according to the furniture arrangement guidelines. Add the Following Floor Plan Symbols: Lights / Lamps, 110 outlets, 220 outlets (for stove and dryer), TV cables, switches, phone jacks, doors, and storage areas.  Explain the reasons behind each room arrangement.  Examples

20 BELL QUIZ # 4 1. A consideration when planning furniture arrangements is to use:  A.Small scaled furniture. C. The same textures  B.A focal point. D. All e same sizes 2. All of the statements regarding furniture placement in a living room are true EXCEPT:  A.Furniture should be grouped according to activity.  B.Place furniture so that the room as a whole appears balanced.  C.A minimum of two conversation areas should be provided.  D.Provide enough space for passageways. 3. When arranging a bedroom:  A.Place the bed first.  B.Make sure there is about three feet of space in front of the dresser drawers.  C.Plan for convenient traffic between the entrance and the closet.  D.All of the above. 4. The MOST important consideration for placing furniture is:  A.The function of the room. C. Ease of care and cleaning  B.Health and relaxation.D. Appearance. 5. Which of these features should be considered when placing furniture:  A.Electrical outletsC. Windows  B.Television cables. D. All of the above.

21 BELL QUIZ # 4 KEY 1. A consideration when planning furniture arrangements is to use:  A.Small scaled furniture. C. The same textures  B.A focal point. *D. All e same sizes 2. All of the statements regarding furniture placement in a living room are true EXCEPT:  A.Furniture should be grouped according to activity.  B.Place furniture so that the room as a whole appears balanced.  C.A minimum of two conversation areas should be provided. *  D.Provide enough space for passageways. 3. When arranging a bedroom:  A.Place the bed first.  B.Make sure there is about three feet of space in front of the dresser drawers.  C.Plan for convenient traffic between the entrance and the closet.  D.All of the above. * 4. The MOST important consideration for placing furniture is:  A.The function of the room. * C. Ease of care and cleaning  B.Health and relaxation.D. Appearance. 5. Which of these features should be considered when placing furniture:  A.Electrical outletsC. Windows  B.Television cables. D. All of the above. * 

22 BELL QUIZ #3 FLOOR PLAN CONSIDERATION 1. All of the following statements regarding storage space are true EXCEPT: A. It should be adequate and convenient. B. Floor plans show the location of built-in storage units, but not the number of shelves and drawers. C. Storage furniture includes desks, chests, and dressers. D. Storage space should be found only in the work and private areas. 2. Major traffic lanes should be a minimum of: A. 2.5 feet.C. 3.5 feet. B. 3.0 feet D. 4.0 feet. 3. Which of the following statements is true when evaluating circulation within a house? A. High frequency routes should be short and simple. C. All circulation originates from the kitchen. B. All types of circulation should have equal space. D. All of the above. 4. Guest circulation includes the: A. Entry, coat closet, living room, and bathroom. C. Entry, bedrooms, and powder room. B. Entry, work circulation, and family room. D. Entry, coat closet, guest room, and garage

23 BELL QUIZ #3 KEY FLOOR PLAN CONSIDERATION 1. All of the following statements regarding storage space are true EXCEPT: A. It should be adequate and convenient. B. Floor plans show the location of built-in storage units, but not the number of shelves and drawers. C. Storage furniture includes desks, chests, and dressers. D. Storage space should be found only in the work and private areas. * 2. Major traffic lanes should be a minimum of: A. 2.5 feet.C. 3.5 feet. B. 3.0 feet *D. 4.0 feet. 3. Which of the following statements is true when evaluating circulation within a house? A. High frequency routes should be short and simple. * C. All circulation originates from the kitchen. B. All types of circulation should have equal space. D. All of the above. 4. Guest circulation includes the: A. Entry, coat closet, living room, and bathroom. * C. Entry, bedrooms, and powder room. B. Entry, work circulation, and family room. D. Entry, coat closet, guest room, and garage.


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