The first and most obvious consideration is the space in which the furniture is placed. Small spaces will only work with smaller furniture. You don’t want to put a huge sofa in a space that really fits a small sofa or a sofa for two. When you do this, the room becomes claustrophobic and cluttered, which is not what most people look for in room decor. The first step in measuring furniture is to get an accurate measurement of the space it will fit into.
To measure space, you must also consider scale. For example, just because you have enough space to accommodate your sofa doesn’t mean that it should take up all of your used space. This is where people go wrong most often. They see a huge blank wall and assume that they have “a lot of space” when in reality only half of that space would be ideal. Scaling means considering how the furniture will look in comparison and in combination with your other furniture. If you have a huge sofa and small chairs to compensate for the decor, the sofa will look ridiculous. Consider scale when it comes to room size. Just because you have a huge blank wall doesn’t mean you need to use most or all of it.
Most people, when looking at space, think only about width, not thinking about height or depth. Measure all three and consider how the sofa will sit in the space. Height can be very difficult due to windows etc., so be sure to think about the ideal height when measuring. Depth is also difficult. How far from the room do you want the sofa or chair to fly out? How will this affect your plans? Remember all this when you measure.
Finally, you need to measure things like doors, stairs, elevators, and any other obstacles in order to place your furniture in the space you are decorating. If you can’t fit it into a room, measurements don’t matter. Think about twists and turns and be sure to measure them to see how big you can achieve.
If you have problems with gaps or movement, consider choosing a custom made RTA (ready to assemble) cabinet. The best ones will easily fit into small spaces and are as good as any other type of furniture. Please note that I am referring to the best RTA furniture and not the cheap RTA furniture made from chipboard and plywood. A simple internet search (or clicking the resource box below) will lead you to a great option.
When you consider all of the above, you will have no problem easily and accurately positioning furniture in any space. You will need to be careful and check your measurements. When you know where to buy furniture in Singapore now, you are armed with the information to actually buy what you really want. Happy shopping!