Among all the lovely Furniture, its is difficult to make up the mind, and almost impossible to select the ideal one element!
`This sofa looks beautiful. Will it look good in my living room?’
`Now this cabinet is really something. Perfect for my study room.’
`Wow, what a bed! I want this for my bedroom.’
Excellent design, enviable look and the virtually unlimited variety of furniture available in the market is a treat to the eye. The big question, however, is, will it fit in your house? That adorable cabinet that you found at a discount sale – is it as ideal for your study room as you thought it was? Maybe that lovely sofa will end up making your living room look overcrowded?
The importance of measuring furniture before buying cannot be understated. Now that is the tricky part. But fortunately there are several tricks to solve this knotty problem. We are sharing here some of those.
- Make a sketch or plan of the room for the furniture what you are planning to buy! And let me tell you, it’s not important being an artist to do that. A rough sketch would suffice. The sketch or plan will give the necessary frame of reference for your measurements.
- It’s nearly important to measure the walls, the floor, the doors, etc. But even more important is to measure the usable space – in short, the space which can be used for placing furniture.
- Now that the usable space is clearly marked out on your sketch or plan, it’s time to figure out the space for the particular element of furniture that you are planning to buy. Measure the length, height and depth carefully and keep a little buffer. After all, you would need to room things around, even if it’s to clean up the room, at some point in time.
- Few of us know the importance of measuring depth when working on the measurements to fit in furniture at a particular point. How far will the sofa stick out from the wall? Will it end up literally touching another piece of furniture on the sides? This reality check becomes even more critical in a tight bit of space.
- OK, so the measurement is all fine. But hang on. Will the furniture enter the room, and in fact what if it is at higher floor? There’s no point buying something which becomes impossible to carry through the curves of the staircase, nor fits into the elevator. And if there are difficult corners that you need to negotiate before you can get the furniture in, then be sure the corners are just that – simply corners to be negotiated and not insurmountable obstacles.
- All the above being in place, you still need to ensure that the furniture is going to leave you with adequate space to walk around the room. A crammed and cluttered room will negate the positive effect of that beautiful furniture, so think and think carefully before going for the deal!
Remember, furniture looks good only if it placed with the beauty of the house.
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