Know How: How to arrange your living room furniture to make space for your Christmas tree

Most of us will be taking some time out this weekend with our families to bring out our Christmas decorations and decorate our living rooms for the festive season. The Christmas tree is the star of the show, and depending on the size of your space, you will likely need to rearrange some furniture to make room for it. Here are some top tips for manoeuvring your furniture to make room for your Christmas tree.

Use the space you have

This may sound like obvious advice, but don’t buy a tree that’s too big for your home’s proportions. The taller the tree gets, the wider it will be, which means it will take up far more floor space. You can always raise a smaller tree off the floor with a table or upturned crate (for a rustic look) to give it more presence in the room.

Bay windows

If you have any furniture in your bay window, you may want to consider moving it to the side to display your Christmas tree fully. A bay window is a perfect place to show off your tree and light the window from the inside. Move furniture to one side, and chairs can go either side of the tree to create symmetry and a comfortable spot to sit.

Use furniture in new places

Moving side tables out of the way to create more room is a great way of clearing a spot for your tree. Move spare tables into the hallway or landing and put your tree next to your sofa. It will create a cosy, closed-in feel, which is exactly what you want at Christmas time.

Make it a focal point of the room

If you have the floor space, embrace it and make the tree a focal point in your living room. Move furniture to other areas of the house if needs be, but if not have it central, perhaps next to a fireplace to really transform your space and get in the festive spirit.

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