Dwell On This: Float Your Furniture

Dwell On This: Float Your Furniture

That statement sofa wasn’t meant to be a wallflower.
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At a Glance


  • It may feel strange at first, but anyone can give this a try.
  • You may need some extra muscle to help you lift the couch, though.


  • Use what you’ve already got to shake up the room.


  • It’s not as instant as a snap of your fingers, but it’s pretty darn close.

There’s a game we all play when we move into a new home, and that’s Tetris—although instead of vivid polygons, the moving pieces are sectional sofas and coffee tables. I’m a regular player even after settling in, shifting furniture around whenever there’s a new piece to add to the home or simply to refresh the look and feel of a room. My wife says my tell is a distant gaze that says, "He’s in his happy place."

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