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Standard Sizes for Your Furniture

by Thompson Ani |June 23, 2019 |0 Comments | Blogs, interior design | , , ,

Standard Sizes for Your Furniture

Most furniture is manufactured to standard measurement. It makes the process of arranging furniture easier when you know those standard measurements before you buy. Once you know bed or couch dimensions, for example, you can start designing the layout for any given room with a better idea of how the pieces will fit.

These measurements are meant to be a general guideline only. Before you buy anything make sure you measure the piece itself to see whether it will fit well inside your space.

Also, clients love to make their own Custom-made furniture to fit their needs and desire to blend with their interior design style. Custom-made furniture refers to pieces that craftsmen build according to the customer’s specifications. It allows you to decide on the color, type of material used, finish, and design, among other things. Moreover, it still qualifies as “custom-made” furniture even if you only get to decide on one or two of these things.

With the market brimming with different products ,many will get the opportunity to inject their style and taste in the making of furniture selection for their room. if you need a custom-made furniture, manufacturers can mass-produce with the standard size and at the same time incorporate their customers’ input into the standard design. It doesn’t matter if the customization is limited only to color choices or material. Technically speaking, this is a guide of all who are passionate about getting the right furniture for their space.

Living Room Couch and Furniture Dimensions

Although one couch may look very different from another sofa because of style, color, or upholstery fabric, you may be surprised to know that most sofas share the same approximate measurements. This applies to other pieces of furniture living room furniture such as coffee tables and end tables as well. When you have an idea of roughly how big a piece is, you can plan how many pieces to fit in the room, and how to place them, so you have a room that flows efficiently. Here are the standard table and couch dimensions:

  • Three-seat sofa: 33 inches deep by 84 inches wide by 35 inches high
  • Loveseat: 33 inches deep by 60 inches wide by 35 inches high
  • Armchair: 33 inches deep by 35 inches wide
  • by 35 inches high
  • Coffee Table: 48 inches long by 30 inches wide by 16 inches high
  • Square end table: 24 inches long by 24 inches wide by 16 inches high
  • Rectangular end table: 28 inches long by 25 inches wide by 16 inches high

Dining Room Furniture Measurements

Dining room tables and chairs are also usually made according to standard measurements. These have many variations for different kinds of dinning tables. Chairs will slightly vary in size as well. The measurements below are what you can expect to find on average:

  • Dining table with one leaf: 72 inches long by 36 inches wide
  • Round dining table for four people: From a 36-inch diameter to a 44-inch diameter
  • Side chair: 18 inches deep by 18 inches wide
  • Armchair: 18 inches deep by 22 inches wide

Bedroom Furniture Measurements

The bedroom usually has a bed, one or more nightstand, and a chest of drawers. The measurements for beds are more standardized than for any other piece of furniture, due to needing a standard size of mattress and bedding.

Nightstands and chests can vary, and there are several types of chests. The numbers below are for a basic, small chest:

  • Twin-size bed: 39 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • Double or full-size bed: 54 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • Queen-size bed: 60 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • Eastern king-size bed: 76 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • California king-size bed: 72 inches wide by 84 inches long
  • Chest of drawers: 30 inches wide by 18 inches deep
  • Nightstand: 18 inches wide by 18 inches deep

Home Office Furniture

Home office furniture varies in size. Desks were traditionally larger, but today you can pick from smaller scaled desks and chairs. Office furniture is also adjustable in height. You can adjust your desk into a standing desk, and make your chair go lower or higher. The dimensions will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer because there is an emphasis on office furniture that fits the user’s needs:

  • Traditional office desk: 48 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high
  • Desk chairs: 20- to 22-inches wide by 36 inches high
  • Computer chairs: 18 inches wide by 36 inches high

 

10 Commandments of Furniture Arrangement

by Thompson Ani |June 17, 2019 |0 Comments | Blogs, interior design | , ,

10 Commandments of Furniture Arrangement

Here at Maul Works, we’ve been banging on about furniture arrangement for a long time, and it seems we’ve got a lot to say on the topic. Between all the advice, visuals and case studies, there are some gems of information to be discovered. Read on for our top 10 tips for nailing your furniture arrangement.

Arranging furniture can be a daunting task. When you’re faced with an empty room, filling it in a way that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing can seem like an overwhelming task. But over the years, interior designers have recognized a number of simple, easy-to-apply principles that work. Just follow these common sense rules and you’ll find that arranging furniture isn’t so scary after all.

Where you place your furniture in a room will instantly set the tone for how you’ll live in that room.Here are Ten easy must-know tips for furniture arrangement, whether you’re relaxing, watching TV or chatting with friends.

1. Choose a Focal Point

Never underestimate the power of a focal point in a room. Sometimes they appear naturally, such as if you have a prominent window or a built-in fireplace mantel, while other times you may need to create them yourself, as with media units and televisions. Whatever your chosen focal point, make a decision and stick with it. You’ll want to arrange furniture around it as much as possible.

2. Don’t Push Furniture Against the Walls

The size of the room will dictate how far you can pull your furniture away from the walls, but even in a small space, you’ll want to give pieces a little breathing room by allowing a few inches between the backs of furniture pieces and the walls. Despite popular belief, this little bit of space can actually make rooms feel bigger. Of course, if you have a larger space, feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture.

3. Create Conversation Areas

People should naturally be able to talk to each other without having to crane their necks or shout across the room. Position the sofas and chairs to face each other (not necessarily straight on, but close), and so they are close enough that people can converse without raising their voices. If the room is too large, create multiple conversation areas.

4. Find Balance When Arranging Furniture

Balance is always important in decorating, and never more so than when arranging furniture and other items in your living room. Consider both size and placement of the various pieces, making sure not to group all the large or small pieces in one area or to one side of the room, which can make space feel lopsided and a little unsettling. Also make sure there’s variety in the shapes—if you’ve got straight-lined seating, for example, consider a round coffee table.

 

5. Consider Traffic Flow

One of the most important things to consider when arranging furniture in any room is traffic flow. People should not be tripping over furniture, or each other, to pass through the room. Make sure there are a couple of feet (give or take a few inches) between the coffee table and sofa, and between chairs. Create a clear path so people can walk from one end of the room to the other without difficulty.

6. Use the Right-Size Rugs

Area rugs belong under the furniture—all the furniture, if you can manage it. Exposing some flooring around the edges of the room is fine, but when using an area rug, make sure it’s big enough that all the furniture in a seating arrangement can rest on it. At the very least you want the front legs of large pieces to sit on the rug (the backs can be on the floor, if necessary).

7. Get a Big Coffee Table

When it comes to coffee tables, more often than not, bigger is better. A large coffee table in the middle of a seating area is great for both aesthetics and function. It acts as an anchor for the room and it leaves plenty of space for people to put down drinks or for you to display favored accessories. A large table also offers easier access from the seats around it. That said, make sure to leave enough room between seating and the coffee table for people to pass through (about 18 inches). And if you can’t find a suitable large coffee table, two smaller tables or other coffee table alternative can be a good substitute.

 

8. Put Tables at Arm’s Length

Every seat should have easy access to either a side table or coffee table. Avoid layouts that force people to move from their seats in order to set down or retrieve drinks. When it comes to table height:

  • Side tables should be approximately the same height as the nearby chair arms (if that’s not possible, lower is better, well we would talk about this better in our upcoming articles).
  • For coffee tables, the height should be the same height as chair/sofa seats, or lower. (i advise you stay tuned for more info on this)

9. Let There Be Light

lighting is one of the most important elements of any room, and it is neglected all too often. Always use a mix of overhead lighting, floor lamps, and table lamps (and sconces, if you can). A floor lamp looks great at the end of a sofa or behind an accent chair. Table lamps look lovely on side tables, shelves, and even mantels. Lighting needs to be placed at different levels in order to be properly balanced, so use a variety of fixtures liberally throughout your room.

10. Use the Right-Size Artwork 

Things that are hung on the wall—whether it’s art, mirrors, or sculptural objects—need to be placed strategically, and in proportion to the furniture. Don’t hang a tiny photo over the back of your sofa, for example; instead, use either a large piece that is approximately two-thirds the length of the sofa, or use a grouping of pieces. If you’re absolutely determined to use a particular piece of art that is too small, put it in a larger frame with a large matte around it so it can hold its own when positioned near a large furniture piece.

Putting It All Together

When it comes to arranging furniture and accessories, it’s best to plan ahead if your plan involves buying new pieces. Either use an online floor planner, old-fashioned graph paper to sketch out your desired floor plan or call a professional like Maul Works. It’s the only surefire way to know whether or not things will fit the way you want.

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