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Pick The Right Size Furniture Every Time With One Emily Henderson Tip
Scale is an element that is often overlooked when designing a room. It’s all about an object's size and its comparison to the size of other items in the room and the room itself.
Scale is a factor that can be difficult for many people to envision, but interior designer Emily Henderson has a basic trick for sizing furniture that will make sense
for any room.
She writes on her website, "A large room should have large furniture, medium rooms should have medium-sized furniture, and small rooms [...] should have more petite furniture."
Henderson suggests starting with the sofa when buying furniture for a living room, saying, "Once the sofa is chosen, scale the rest of the furniture and accessories to
that sofa."
Apply this same rule to other pieces, like the bed in a bedroom or the table in a dining room. It's imperative to match the scale of the larger furniture with the accent pieces.
Henderson uses large club chairs and a large coffee table to match the sofa's scale in one of her designs. However, she also explains how you can play around with balance.
"We could have done two petite chairs in place of one of the larger club chairs,” she says. Hence, two smaller chairs can have a similar visual impact and scale as one large piece.