How to Make a Floor Plan with Graph Paper

December 14, 2021


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Floor planning is my favorite way to visualize the furniture placement for a room! It’s a great way to “preview” the flow of a space before breaking your back dragging that sofa around.

Creating a good floor plan will allow you to think more creatively about the items you own, and will save you both time and money.

Creating a Floor Plan

To create a floor plan, you can use fancy computer programs or apps, but I’m going to show you the “old fashioned way”. It’s super simple and all you need is a measuring tape, graph paper and a pencil. 

In the video below, I’ll walk you through the steps to creating your own floor plan!

Steps to Making a Floor Plan

1. First, create a rough room sketch, then start measuring! Write down the exact measurements for each wall, window, door, nook and cranny.

2. Measure all the furniture that you may want to add to the space. Keep track of your measurements on a separate page or fill out the worksheet inside the Joyful Room Workbook.

3. Create everything “to scale”. Use the graph paper provided to draw your room to scale. Print out several extra pieces of graph paper and create each of your furniture pieces to scale as well. Cut out the furniture shapes to play around with different options in the space. 

4. If you’re thinking of purchasing something new, take note of the measurements and “test it out” inside your floor plan.  

Use the free printable graph paper below to create your own floor plan!

That’s it! Pretty simple, right?

If you’re in the process of refreshing a room, be sure to download my free Joyful Room Workbook HERE. It’s a 20 page workbook that walks you through the steps of redoing an interior space.

It has my favorite tips for creating a joyful home, putting finishing touches on rooms, visioning, floor planning, budgeting and all the steps to help you stay on track as you’re creating a new space!

Learn more and download the workbook HERE!

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