Even a room that works perfectly and looks great may seem stale after a time. If you never move things around, pretty soon you stop seeing what’s there. You can make a space feel dramatically fresh ans new-without buying a single new thing or touching a drop of paint-by simply rearranging the objects in it. Some pieces of furniture, of course, can only be in a particular spot. The piano needs to be away from the heating vent. You want straight lines to run parallel to walls. But for the most part, things can live happily in more than one spot in a room.
People rearrange the chairs in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris all day long to suit their different needs.
When all the people have gone home for the evening, the chairs are still talking to each other.