Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I've got your number!

When it comes to certain decor questions (like height or size) it really is a numbers game, sometimes you can get away with winging it but when you use correct measurements the space looks so much better.

How high should I put the....


ART  60" to 66" measured from the floor to the centre of the art piece

SCONCES 68" measured from the floor to the bulb

CHAIR RAIL 30" measured from the floor

The right Size of Area RUG


For the living room....

IDEAL : Aim for 10" of bare floor between the rug and the walls of the room

BETTER : every leg on every piece of furniture sits easily and comfortably on the rug

GOOD:  the front legs of the sofa (or entire sofa) and armchairs on the rug, end tables partially on and accent tables are off the rug

For the dining room....

 Rug should be at least 24" wider and longer than the backs of the chairs when they are pulled up to the table, so they don't go beyond the rug when they are pulled out

For the bedroom...

Rug should extend at least 18" - 24" beyond all sides of the bed, so that it covers the footpath around the bed

Choosing a dining table that fits....

Round tables are best for square rooms, 36" seats 4 and 54" seats 6

Rectangle tables are good for most rooms 40"x72" seats 6 and 44" x 80" seats 8

Oval tables are good for wide rooms 47 3/4" x 78" seats 6

Some numbers to keep in mind -
- Allow 24" of space for each person seated at the table
- Leave at least 2' to 3' between the backs of chairs and a wall (or piece of furniture) so the chair can be comfortably moved in and out

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