How To Choose the Right Furniture for Your Home

How To Choose the Right Furniture for Your Home

It doesn’t matter whether you’re living on your own or you live with your entire family; your living room is one of the most important rooms in your house, so how do you choose the right furniture for it?

This is the room where you’ll open your presents on Christmas morning. It’s also the room where your guests will sit when they come over. For that reason, you have to do everything you can to make sure that you choose the right furniture that suits the style of your home.


Making Plans

The first thing that you need to do is make plans and take measurements. It helps to use a tape measure when you do this and it helps to have a meter stick too. This will help you to measure the length and the width of your room, but you also need to account for any alcoves and any recessed spaces as well.

When creating a floor plan, it’s a good idea for you to use some grid paper. You can also sketch it out on notebook paper or even printer paper if you don’t have access to any of these materials.

When you have done this, make sure that you plan out how much space each piece of furniture is going to take up and make sure that you have at least one metre between each piece. You don’t want to buy a piece of furniture and then realise that it’s too big and makes the room look much smaller. 

Leaving one metre gaps between your furniture gives you enough walking space between each object, and will also stop the room from feeling cramped.


Choosing Furniture

Are you thinking about having contemporary furniture | modern dining table and chair sets | Danetti? If you are, then measure your doorways to prevent any problems with the delivery. The last thing you want is to order your furniture, only to find that you can’t actually get it in your home.

After you have a rough idea of how much space you need, you should mark out where your furniture is going to go by using tape on your floor. This is the best way for you to get a visual idea of how much room your furniture is going to take up. I did this with my rug in the dining room to make sure all the chairs fit comfortably on it! 


Choose the right furniture for your home - tape on the floor outlining where the rug will sit under our dining table.



It’s important that you don’t allow your accessories to take over your space. It’s a good idea for you to have a few conversational pieces and even paintings as well.

Glass ornaments are also good for this but if you have too many pieces then this can easily make the whole room feel overcrowded. It’s also important that you get samples. Even if you are convinced that the furniture you have chosen is right for your room, it helps to get a leather sample of the sofa or even a fabric sample of the cushion as this will help you to match the other furniture you’re going to buy.

This is just one of the many things that you have to think about when purchasing your furniture, and by taking your time, you can make the whole process much faster and much easier.


Choose the right furniture by taking your time, thinking through where it will go and the use of materials, and measure it.

Have you ever bought something, got it home and instantly regretted it? What did you do in that situation?


*Collaborative post


    • sarahaelsley
      January 5, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Thanks Kaiesha (what a nice name by the way!) I’ve just checked out your blog: I love the images!

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