When it’s time to redecorate your home, you may decide it’s the perfect opportunity to buy new furniture. While shopping for furniture is fun and easier than ever with online furniture shopping, you want to make sure what you buy is the proper size for your space.

Choosing the right size of furniture can greatly enhance the functionality and style of your living space, but how do you know what the right size is? Well, that depends on the room. Every room is different, and every family has different needs from each room in their home.

To help figure out what furniture size is perfect for your space, here are the top tips from our interior design experts at the Furniture Mall.

Understand the Purpose of Each Room

To maximize the space for each room in your home, it’s important to know what you will use each room for first. If your living room is used for a lot of big family gatherings, you might choose a sectional sofa that’s sturdy and can seat many people. If your family opts to eat in the living room rather than at the dining table, a larger coffee table might be in order.

Understanding the purpose of every room is important to know before buying your new furniture. Once you know these key details, you’ll have a better understanding of your needs and what furniture (and size of each piece) will be right for your space.

Measure Your Space

The worst feeling in the world is buying a new couch or dining room table, only to take it home and find out it doesn’t fit like you thought it would. While this might seem obvious, many people jump right into furniture shopping without actually knowing how big their space or the furniture they want to put in it truly is. Knowing the size of each room you are buying for will let you know exactly what furniture dimensions you need to shop for.

Measuring might seem like a hassle, but it’s worth the time and effort. Be sure to measure the length of every wall and the height of your ceilings.  It is also important to note where all your windows, fireplaces, and doorways are to avoid blocking them. All of these things affect the size of furniture you should purchase.

Once you know the dimensions of the room your furniture will go in, it is also important to figure out how you will get your furniture into the room. For example, if you have to fit a large sofa through a doorway, up a staircase, or down a hallway, it’s a good idea to measure those areas, too.

Know Your Layout

Deciding what you want and where you want it to go will make furniture shopping much easier. Planning the layout will give you an idea of what to look for and how the room should look and feel once you have all the furniture in place.

If you know you want a sofa and loveseat set with matching side tables, drafting a layout will help you plan your space better. If your family room focuses on the TV and you want to have a sectional to provide a lot of seating area, your layout will let you see what sectional sofa size and layout will work best. While furniture varies in size, Furniture Mall can help you find the right fit.

If you’re not sure what layout will work best for your room, the Furniture Mall offers free interior design services. We want to maximize your space with the style that’s best for you, and our team of professional furniture experts is ready to help.

Choose your Style

Modern, contemporary, farmhouse, industrial, bohemian: there are many furniture styles to choose from to complement your home. The style you choose can also impact the size of your furniture for every room, and the Furniture Mall interior design team is here to help.

For large rooms, choosing heavier modern or contemporary furniture might fill the space better, while small and short rooms might benefit from a more airy, bohemian style. While the dimensions might be the same, each furniture style has a different visual weight, when the furniture looks larger than it actually is. Visual weight can affect how your furniture looks in your home.

Furniture Sizes for Every Room

Whether you’re shopping for your living room, dining area, bedroom, or home office, our wide selection of furniture will fit your needs and style. Every room is different, and our team wants every room in your home to be both welcoming and functional.

Living Room

The living room is typically the center of your home. It’s where your family relaxes and spends time together, so you want to make sure the size of your furniture enhances that. Our wide selection of living room furniture offers many styles and sizes to maximize your living space.

When developing the layout for your living room, you want to make sure your furniture is properly sized for your needs and room. A large three-seating couch or sectional can work great in a mid-sized room with the need for a lot of seating. The dimensions for a couch can vary, but they are typically around 35 inches deep. The height and width depend on the style and number of seats.

Dining Room

While you might think dining room furniture is simply a table and chairs in your dining space, there are a few things you will want to consider. Your dining table should be placed about 48 inches from the wall to leave plenty of room to comfortably move around without bumping the wall. You also want to make sure your table fits your desired number of chairs and leaves enough room for people to not bump elbows.

The shape of your dining area might help determine the shape, style, and size of your dining table. Round tables tend to work better in square-shaped rooms, while a long rectangular table will do better in a long room.

To find the right-sized furniture for your dining area, be sure to shop our full selection.


The focal point of any bedroom should be the bed. The size of the room and the layout will help determine the size of your mattress, bed frame, and other bedroom furniture. The Furniture Mall has a large selection of mattresses and bedroom furniture to choose from for any size room.

Mattresses come in the following standard sizes between a twin and California king-sized bed:

●        Twin: 38" X 75"

●        Twin XL: 38" X 80"

●        Full: 54" X 74"

●        Queen: 60" X 80"

●        King: 76" X 80"

●        California King: 72" X 84"

If you’re looking to purchase a new mattress, let the Furniture Mall help you choose the right mattress for your home or bedroom.

Depending on your layout, there should typically be a few feet of extra floor space around the bed for a dresser, side table, or other furniture. If your bed doesn’t allow for any extra floor space, it can make the room feel tiny, so you may consider a smaller mattress or bed frame.

Home Office

Choosing the right size furniture for your home office can make you more productive. You want to make sure your desk, chair, area rug, and anything else you need can work within your space, especially if you work mostly from your home office. 

When shopping for home office furniture, it’s important to know how big you need your desk. Your desk should leave at least 48 inches between it and the wall for easy access. Some home offices have an L-shaped desk to allow for a larger work area and easy access. If you need multiple chairs, place them about 24 inches from the front of your desk.

Get the right-sized furniture for your living space with the Furniture Mall. Shop our huge selection of furniture for your whole house, with special financing and delivery options available. With furniture stores in Kansas City and Olathe, Kansas; and Austin, Texas; our furniture and design specialists are ready to help you.