Eye4Design’s Guide to getting your measurements right!

  • A coffee table should be about the same height, or about 1 to 2 inches lower than the seat height of your sofa. The ideal length of the coffee table should be about two-thirds the length of the sofa.
  • When shopping for a sofa, look for 2-3 cushions rather than 1, to ensure better wearability.
  • Placement of your coffee table should be 16-18′ from your sofa.
  • Hang artwork in hallways 54″ from floor, but in seated conversation areas, hang art at eye level while seated.
  • The right height for a lamp is when the bottom of the shade is eye height while seated.
  • A lamp shade should have its diameter measure 2X the lamp’s base at it’s widest part.
  • Mount Curtains as high as possible to give the room height. The width of the curtain should be 2 1/2 – 3 times the width of the window. Purchase a rod that is 20 inches wider than your window and extend 10 inches from either side.
  • Size a rug according to the room: measure the room’s width and length and subtract 2-3′ from each dimension.
  • To achieve the perfect size dining room rug, add 2′ to each side of the table so the chairs won’t fall off.
  • The Dining Room Chandelier width should measure 12″ less than the narrowest side (width typically) of a rectangle or oval table.
  • The bottom of a chandelier should hang 36 inches above the table.
  • The standard height of a headboard is 48″ from the floor.  If one likes to prop with pillows, get a 55″ headboard.
  • A Gallon of Paint will cover a 8′ x 10′ room.
  • As in nature, group accessories in odd numbers.

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