Furniture Selection: Think Scale, Height and Finish

When selecting furniture for your home, first take a look at the scale of your home. If you have high ceilings and large spaces, consider large scale furnishings.   Also: Is there a lot of detailing in your woodwork, lighting, etc? If so, look for furnishings with a similar scale of detail. Do not mix bulky with refined. Furnishings should be of a similar scale. Take a look at the chair legs. Are they thin? Then most of your furnishings should have thin details. Are the lines straight or curved? Keep the lines consistent.   Make sure sofa arms are at least an inch above side tables or the tables will look too high. Coffee table height should be close to the seat height of the sofa or lounge chairs. The same rule goes for an ottoman used as a coffee table. Finishes ... Read More »