Post 2/2 in the series How to Measure Your Space
Step Two- Add furnishings
Now that your room is drawn, pull out your furniture templates. If you are using software, you can draw these items or drag and drop their ready-made pieces into the drawing. If you have neither templates nor a software program, you can draw the furniture pieces on the plan by hand. Start placing the furniture pieces you need and play with the arrangement. Measure any existing pieces that you will be using in the new space and incorporate them in your plan. For any new pieces you will be buying, try incorporating different sized furniture items to see what size works best for your desired layout. Lastly, go in and add your area rug based on the furniture you’ve put in the space (more on how to determine the size/placement coming up in a later post).
Take some time to space plan a couple of layout options for your room. Play around with furniture placement and get comfortable with creating varying arrangements. How does it feel? If you aren’t certain about what you’re doing, it's okay. You can come back to the space plan and make changes as often as you like during the planning process.
In the end you should have a layout that resembles these examples: