There’s nothing worse than buying a piece of furniture only to find that when it gets delivered it either doesn’t fitor likewise looks ridiculously small in the space you’ve got. When it comes to purchasing furniture, there are three simple things to remember, size, shape and style. A measuring tape is your best friend, and the golden rule is that you should always measure the space you have, taking into account the width of your doorways and any surrounding furniture before you commit to buying anything – no matter how much you love the design.

Proportions

First things first, consider the proportionsof your room. Can it accommodate a large sofa and chairs, or will the sofatake up too much space on its own? If your room is small, you should probably move away from large three-piece suites and consider smaller options, or individual pieces that all work together. If you have a larger living room, then you are in a goodposition to be able to fit a three-piece suite, but still,remember the golden rule of measure, and measure again. The range of Arlo and Jacob sofascome in a variety of deep and shallow proportions designed to fit the proportionsof multiple living rooms.

Depth

Sofa and furniture depths can vary considerably. Think about the width of your space and how much room you need in front of your sofa for coffee tables, TVs and walkways. If you have the depth of space have you considered a chaise or corner units for extra comfort and to make full use of the additionalfloor area. If you’re tight on depth, there are plenty of compactsofas that have shallower seats but are still equally as comfortable as deep sofas.

 

The Architecture Of The Room

If you’re lucky enough to live in a period property that has high ceilings, then high-backed furniturewill look grand and naturally fit into space. However, if you live in a more modern housewith lower ceilings, you may want to consider lower-backed piecesas the shorter proportions will help convey more head space than is actuallythere. Likewise consider the architecture such as ceiling roses, architraves and picture rails. If these are ornate and decorative, then a sofa with details like buttoning and fluting may work; however, if the spaceis full of clean, simple lines, then fuss-free modern shapes will suit better. The golden rule applies here; be sure to measure how deep the spaceis and the depth of the furniture.

Doors and entrances

Some people forget that their furniture needs to clean the door both when getting it into your home, and when it’s sat in position. A new piece of furniture will quickly get damaged if a door continuously bangs into it (this also goes for cupboard doors and drawers too).

Doors And Entrances

Some people forget that their furniture needs to clean the door both when getting it into your home, and when it’s sat in position. A new piece of furniture will quickly get damaged if a door continuously bangs into it (this also goes for cupboard doors and drawers too).

Style

The style of your furniture ultimately comes down to your personaltaste, but it’s also worth thinking about whether your chosen design reallygoes with the décor in your living room. Fabric can have a real impact on the overall look, for instance, a bright velvet fabricon a more traditional shape can make it look far more modern.

 

This post has been sponsored by Arlo & Jacob.


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