Sofa Dimensions Vs. Room Size

Dec - 20

Sofa Dimensions Vs. Room Size

Selecting a new sofa is a workout in colour, style and personal aesthetics — and the size of the sofa. Ordinarily, a massive room demands a large sofa, and a small room requires a smaller size sofa or loveseat. But if the sofa is the only seating in the room, you may prefer a larger sofa that will accommodate your seating needs.

Space and Dimensions

Organize your existing furniture, then assess the space available to your sofa. Assess the length and width of the sofa. Allow a minimum of 30 inches in front of the sofa for walking around the room. If you use a coffee table, allow an additional 12 to 18 inches between the coffee table and the sofa, in addition to the width of the coffee table.

Standard Sizes of Sofas

Sofas vary in size, from 6 to 8 ft long and 32 to 40 inches deep to get a standard size sofa, to 4 to 6 ft long and 28 to 30 inches deep to get a loveseat. The actual depth of the seating area is decreased by the depth of the sofa’s arms and back of the sofa.

Visual Appeal

A large room with a conventional 8-foot ceiling may shout out for a long and broad, low-back sectional, even though a small room with a 10 – to 12-foot ceiling may carry a loveseat with a high back. Each choice helps visually fill the living room without overpowering the space. However, before you purchase a sofa for a room, be certain it may get through the doors.

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