Prior to staging vacants, I often find myself double and triple checking measurements (both furniture and room measurements) to make sure the layout will work. That said, I thought it may help to share some of the more common measurements and household details that you need when decorating.
3-seat sofas and love seats are still the most common setup for living room areas. In terms of size, they are the same height and depth (33” high x 35” deep). The only difference is the length. Sofas can range from 74-84” long while love seats from 55-60” long
Sectionals are great for maximizing couch space but can be difficult to place in a room. To make sure the sectional will fit, mark off the area on the floor with masking tape (and be sure to measure for delivery!). If you’re considering placing the sofa in front of windows, make sure to measure the height of the window sill (the sofa back typically should not extend higher than the sill).
I always encourage homeowners to keep their furniture away from the walls. By pulling your seating arrangement in, (even just a few inches), you can warm up the space and create a better traffic flow.
To dine comfortably, the table should not be too high. For that reason, most dining tables are 28 to 30 inches high. Make sure you allow a minimum of 36 inches of space around your dining room table to give your chairs enough room to pull back. A chandelier or a pendant lighting should hang 30-36 inches above the table.
Standard round table:
To seat 4 people: 36″-44″Diameter
To seat 4-6 people: 44″-54″Diameter
To seat 6-8 people: 54″-72″Diameter
Standard rectangular table:
To seat 4 people: 36″W x 48″L
To seat 4-6 people: 36″W x 60″L
To seat 6-8 people: 36″W x 78″L
Round tables are great for small spaces. You can usually fit more people around it because it has no corners while rectangular-shaped dining tables work well in long, narrow rooms.
The bed will take much of the space in the bedroom. That’s why getting the right size bed, in proportion to the scale of the room, is important. The recommended mattress size for two adults to sleep on is a queen size bed. A bed should be at least 25 inches off the floor, for ease and comfort, and for optimal visual impact.
Twin size bed – 39” W x 75” L (Regular)
Twin size bed – 39” W x 80” L (Long)
Double bed – 54” W x 80” L
Queen size bed – 60” W x 80” L