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How to Pick Furniture that Goes Together


Mind the Scale
Consider scale when furnishing a room. With a large sofa and chair, you want a chunky coffee table that matches the other furniture's girth.
Consider scale when furnishing a room. With a large sofa and chair, you want a chunky coffee table that matches the other furniture's girth.
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Another way to achieve balance is to choose furniture that matches in visual weight. For example, you wouldn't want to pair a comfy overstuffed couch with a spindly-legged coffee table. Instead, you should opt for a chunky coffee table that proportionally matches the girth of the sofa.

The scale of the furniture should work in tandem with the size of the room. If you have a small bedroom, you don't want to stuff it with a king-sized bed and matching dressers. It will make the room seem overcrowded and anything but an inviting place to lay your head. Conversely, if you have a cavernous dining room, a table for four and a small buffet will get lost in the vastness. As much as your furniture needs to have a sense of scale, it also needs to work well in the room.


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