There are several concepts that will be important when you’re ordering any kind of furniture for a home, whether you’re designing a new space or making tweaks to your existing aesthetic. One of the single most important here in many cases: Measurements, which play a big role in which furniture pieces you can utilize in a given space and how the dimensions therein will work.
At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we’re happy to offer not only a huge selection of the best home furniture in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, but also quality interior design services and other forms of assistance for the entire process of adding furniture to any home. What are some simple tips we regularly offer on measuring and laying out furniture in your space? Here are several to keep in mind in this two-part blog series.
Doors and Hallways First
There are a few areas of your space you’ll want to measure during this process, and one of the most important is any doorways or hallways the furniture will need to pass through on its way into the room. After all, you won’t want to order a piece only to find that it’s too large to even get into your space!
With a tape measure and some kind of writing device, physically measure the width of any doorways or hallways in question, then jot those numbers down. You should also take a look at how much clearance is above the doorways – can the piece be tilted to fit, or does it need to stand up completely straight? This is important to know as well.
Once you have these initial measurements, you can start thinking about what kind of furniture will actually fit – and which pieces are likely too large.
Once you’ve established what can and cannot fit through the door, it’s time to start thinking about the room or rooms themselves. For smaller rooms, you’ll want to make use of every square inch of space – which may mean opting for smaller, more delicate pieces. Larger rooms may give you a little more leeway in this regard.
As with doorways and hallways, you’ll want to physically measure the dimensions of each room in question. Be sure to measure both the length and width of the space, as well as any other relevant factors – ceiling height, for instance, if you’re working with taller pieces.
You should also take note of any nooks, crannies, or other irregularities in the room’s shape. These can often be difficult to work with, but they may also present unique opportunities for particular pieces of furniture.
Now that you have these measurements, you can start getting a feel for which pieces will actually fit in your space – and how they might be arranged. In our next blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best ways to make use of your space. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, be sure to check out all the various home furniture and interior design options we offer to SLC and nearby clients at Guild Hall Home Furnishings. Contact us at your convenience!