When it comes to home décor, it can be tricky to know what goes where and why. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together a guide to home décor by numbers. It’s most important to style your space your way–and there are no rules when it comes to loving your home! Instead, treat these numbers as a helpful blueprint if you’re ever in a bind when creating your dream design.
Furniture by Numbers:
Furniture – 1 inch
Leaving some room between the back of furniture and the wall will protect fabric and prevent wall scuffs.
Sofas – 7 feet
To seat up to four people or one adult lying down, choose a sofa that is at least 7 feet in length.
Televisions – 8 feet
Placing a TV 8 feet away from the sofa provides optimal viewing.
Coffee Tables – 16 inches
Keep about 16 inches between the couch and the coffee table to leave room for legs.
Nightstands – 29 inches
A nightstand that is the height of the bed, about 29 inches, will look best and make it easier to reach for things.
Dining Chairs – 2 feet
Allow at least 2 feet between the back of dining chairs and the wall so you have enough space to pull out the chair and walk behind it.
Buffets & Servers – 18 inches
Buffets and servers that are 18 inches deep will give you enough room to fit wide plates and serving platters.
Accents by Numbers:
Rugs – 12 inches
Leave at least 1 foot between area rugs and the walls of the room. This will make the space feel larger.
Lighting – 60 watts
For cozy lighting in the bedroom or living room, aim for 60 watt bulbs in nightstand or end table lamps.
Artwork – 62 – 66 inches
The center of wall art should be between 62″ and 66″ from the floor to be at eye level.
Throw Pillows – 5 pillows
Having more than 5 throw pillows on a standard size sofa will make it look too cluttered.
Colors – 1 + 2 accents
Focus on 1 main color and 2 accents colors per room. It’s okay to mix patterns as long as they share the same color story.