November 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
Have you ever seen a large comfy sofa paired with a delicate dainty coffee table? It’s just not quite right. Or a coffee table so tall it covers half of the sofa? When picking a coffee table with your sofa or sectional, there are just a few helpful tips to keep in mind.
1.) Generally, you coffee table should be about 2/3 the length of the sofa
2.) A regular coffee table height should be about 16-18 inches. Keep in mind if you entertain regularly it might be helpful to have a higher coffee table so your guests will have an easier time setting down drinks. However, make sure your coffee table is about the same height or about 1 to 2 inches lower than the seat height of your sofa. So if you have a higher sofa, 20-21 inches in height, your coffee table will be a little higher.
3.) Most importantly, keep your coffee table & sofa to scale, meaning your furniture should be of equal weight and size.
November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
One of the hardest things do figure out when purchasing furniture is determining whether the furniture you are buying will fit in your home. So we created a helpful guide to all the tricks of space planning. You can print the pics out and use them on your next furniture purchasing excursion.
This is a great guide for seating arrangements from Honey & Fitz
Our takeaways from this diagram.
1.) A table for 8 needs to be at least 6ft long
2.) A table for 10 needs to be at least 8ft long
3.) And you need a pretty big dining room to get a table for 12
Need an new area rug for your dining room? Here’s a great guide from DecorMentor
She notes in her blog:
1.) 8-16″ of hardwood around the edges is optimal
2.) Make sure at least the front legs of your sofa is on the the rug and when possible all the legs for a more pulled together look
Area rug for your living room? Here’s a Best, Better, Bad drawing again from DecorMentor.
November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve rolled over and succumbed to the love of Pinterest….yup I am obsessed. How did they get so many fabulous ideas in one place! I seriously spend hours there! Recently I came across some of the most creative headboard ideas I’d ever seen and I just HAD to share! Most of them look totally DIY and scream way more personality than your more traditional styles.
See more of our creative furniture ideas on our Pinterest Board!