How to find the best coffee table?

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.

Poor Pairing

 

Good Pairing

 

Helpful Space Planning Tips

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.

 

Creative Headboards

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.

 

Credit: The Fancy Things

Credit: Desigual

 

Credit: Bees Knees Bungalow

 

Credit: Clippings

 

Credit: BHG

Credit: BHG

Credit: BHG

 

Credit: BHG

See more of our creative furniture ideas on our Pinterest Board!

 

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