Decorating & Furniture/couch


does the couch goe on the longest wall or can you put it anywhere? i was told the couch always go on the longest wall but i dont like it there. i want to put it on a shorter wall.

Hi Artia,

Thanks for choosing me as your expert.

Typically, the longest piece of furniture works best when it runs along the longest wall, but there is no hard, fast rule about it.  

If you prefer putting your couch on a different wall, do it.  It's your home - your castle.  Be happy with your choices.

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