Here are a few numbers to follow when decorating your home.
The general height above the flo0r that a wall fixture should hang
The number of inches needed for a major traffic path
The number of inches above a dining table that a chandelier should hang to prevent bumped heads
The minimum number of inches a dining room rug should extend past the table on all sides
One person needs a minimum of 24 inches of width and 12 inches of depth to dine.
The number of inches that should be allowed between a rug and the wall. The exception would be a small area, like an entryway.
The suggested number of inches between a sofa and cocktail table
A chandelier should be at least 12 inches less in diameter than the smallest diameter of the table it is hanging over.
Chandeliers in the foyer should be hung with the bottom at least 6 inches higher than the door height.
The minimum number of feet that should be between a grand piano bench and the wall
The number of stops you need to make to get all of your furniture shopping done!
(Ok, shameless self-plug there, but I couldn’t resist!)
I hope you found this list helpful. Do you have any tips to add? Please comment!