An Easy, No-Stress Way To Try Out A Variety of Furniture Arrangements In Any Room

Welcome to the 798th Metamorphosis Monday! This is the current state of my kitchen. As you can see, the refrigerator is smack in the middle of the breakfast room, blocking one of the doors to the screened porch. Ugh. The water hose thingy that goes to the icemaker decided to spring a leak, and the kitchen floor is currently going through a restoration process. They even ripped out the built-in desk that’s normally under the cabinets alongside the refrigerator. So things are a little chaotic around here at the moment.


Though I’m a little distracted these days with the kitchen process, I do have something really cool to share that I think you may find helpful. Many years ago when I was a newlywed and shopping for furniture, as I flipped through an Ethan Allen catalog, at the very back of the catalog I came across a grid and little blocks that could be cut out to represent various furniture pieces. I found it super helpful for planning out the furniture arrangement in our living room. I saved that catalog for many years, reusing the little cutouts on other graph paper any time we move or I was plotting out a new furniture arrangment for our living room.

Recently, I decided to see if I could find something online that would work the same way as the layout plan I had found in the back of that old catalog. I found it! The “layout kit” that I found contains graph paper, along with a ton of little punch-out pieces that are designed to represent the most common furniture sizes. The punch-out furniture examples are a lot sturdier than the thin paper ones I had to work with from the catalog.


This kit includes 8 pieces of graph paper at the back for drawing out the size of a room. The furniture punch outs are designed to work with the paper, so 1/2 inch on the graph paper represents 1 foot in reality.


There are 8 pages of little punch-out furniture pieces, so a lot to choose from in a lot of different sizes.

Easy way to Plan furniture arrangement


I remember from the last time I used a kit like this, how easy it was to arrange the furniture for the perfect layout. So much easier than physically moving furniture around in a room.


It’s also helpful when purchasing new furniture and can save you from buying furniture that’s too big or too small for an area.


A lot of other good information is included in the kit, like how much “space allowance” should be left around furniture. I love that because that’s something I’ve always wondered about. If you’ve been thinking of rearranging a room in your home or trying a piece of furniture in a different spot, you’ll find this kit available here: Easy Way to Plan Out Furniture Arrangement in a Room.


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  1. Great find Susan! I bet it’s fun to play with too~ Good luck on your kitchen, I hope it’s back to normal soon. Have a great week ahead~

  2. This is such a fun and yet useful idea. I might need this before the summer is out. Hope you are seeing progress with the kitchen and glad you were in town when it happened.

  3. Oh goodness – so sorry about your kitchen – that’s no fun. But rearranging furniture is! What a great find. Your site is like having a personal shopper! Thanks for the great ideas, and I hope your kitchen is up and running again soon. And thanks as always for hosting!

  4. What a clever and handy tool! Thank you for sharing it, and for hosting!

  5. I found a kit like that when we were building a house in Florida but we live in Maryland at the time. It was very helpful.

  6. I did something much less expensive. I purchased a package of clear vinyl tarp from Home Depot. I cut it to the dimensions of my furniture and labeled the pieces. It was easy to roll up into my suitcase and use them as placement in the rooms of our soon to be new home.

  7. Susan,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

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