Before you start browsing the aisles of your furniture store, you should have a good idea of the dimensions of your home. Starting your furniture shopping with a list of measurements ensures that you will be able to find pieces that fit perfectly into your space.
Measure the Room
Start off by measuring the room in which you plan to put the furnishings. If you want to buy living room furniture, for example, figure out the length and width for the room. You should also figure out the dimensions running diagonally across the space. If you are replacing a piece of furniture that you already have, you should also measure the furniture, so you can find something that you know will work.
Measure the Entry Points
The entry points are often overlooked when figuring out the dimensions of a space. These are some of the most important measurements that you will take, however. You have to be sure that you can fit your new furniture through the doorway. Take measurements of any doorways, hallways, and stairways through which you plan to move the furniture. Try to buy pieces that are at least four inches smaller than these areas.
Measure Windows and Other Architectural Features
You should also consider the other architectural features in any space where you plan to put the furniture. If you have a fireplace in your family room, for example, add it into your list of dimensions. You should also measure the height of the room and all of the windows.
Use these measurements to help you find the perfect furniture for your home from Design Center Furniture in Orange County. Whether you are looking for living room, dining room, or bedroom furniture, we have the furnishings and accessories you need to create a fabulous décor. For more information on our products, call today at (714) 288-9421.