Arranging a room may seem simple enough on paper, but it can often be difficult to incorporate all of your desired elements without looking like a maximalist had a meltdown. Here, Ron Woodson of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design gives us his tips for more tasteful layouts.
The Problem: Skating-rink seating. Gone are the days of furniture pushed up against the walls—banish it!
The Fix: Find the style center of your room, and strategically place a pair of sofas back-to-back to add interest and conviviality.
Woodson’s Pick: With its clean, sexy lines, the Gray sofa from Bright Chair Co. works seamlessly up against its twin.
The Problem: Uncomfortable seating and no touch-down spaces for browsing or writing don’t allow for unwinding.
The Fix: Cozy chairs and a spacious-gracious desk with enough room for displaying your favorite tomes.
Woodson’s Pick: The Alltwen table’s size makes it perfect for use as a console, desk or display table.
The Problem: Feeling like you’re being beamed to another galaxy—and not the friendly kind. Way out: neon colors and fluorescent lights.
The Fix: Warm, dimmable lighting. Moody and inviting, it also makes inhabitants look and feel better.
Woodson’s Pick: The Legato Triple sconce from Fuse Lighting is handmade and evokes a timeless style.