Measuring Your Furniture


Before you order your new furniture, you need to make sure it’s the perfect fit for your home. That means making sure the proportions are right for your room, and that your furniture will fit into your home, through all your access points.

How to measure your furniture

Start by taking the following measurements:

Measure the surface area of the space where you want to put the furniture.

Make a rough sketch with a note of the dimensions.

Now measure the width and depth of the furniture you want to order.

Don’t worry if it seems too big. We offer spilt sofa options on some of our larger sofas.

 Top Tips when deciding size of sofas and chairs

Make sure you use paper to lay out the sizes of the sofas and chairs.  If the room is empty or if you have existing furniture just add pieces of paper to the furniture to bring it up to size.  This will help you visualise were all other furniture such as tv, lamp, coffee table, etc will fit in to your room. Don’t let new sizes of sofas worry you at first appearance as this will happen until till your eyes adjust to new size of sofa in room. Please leave for a couple of hours or more if need. And then you’ll know exactly what size sofa suits your room.

Will it go in

Check that all widths and diagonal depths are less than the entry dimensions.

You can check the diagonal depth on upholstery by placing a straight measuring tape from the back of the frame to the front of the arm.

If it was easy to get your existing furniture in , compare the measurements with the model you want to replace it with.

Also measure the width and height of all doorways, hallways, and stairways, including banisters and turns, and don’t forget about obstacles such as radiators, wall and ceiling lights.

We’re here to help

So if you’re still unsure, please contact a member of staff and we will be happy to go through all measurements with you. And help you choose the right size of furniture for your room.