Assemble Your Measuring Tools

Grab a measuring tape, a pencil, and a notepad to jot down the measurements.

Measure the Room

Start by measuring the room where you plan to place the furniture or lighting. Note the length and width of the area. Measure the ceiling height as well, especially if you're considering pendant lights or chandeliers.

Consider Doorways and Passages

Don't forget to measure the width and height of any doorways, hallways, or passages through which the furniture or lighting will need to pass during delivery and installation. Ensure the furniture or lighting can fit through these spaces without any difficulty. This is a key step to ensuring you don't run into any problems during delivery.

Consider Clearances

For furniture, consider the clearance space needed around it for comfortable movement during day to day life. This is especially important for items like dining tables, chairs, and beds! An item may fit size wise but will it fit into your lifestyle.

For lighting, think about the clearance required from the ceiling or walls to avoid obstructions and ensure proper installation.

Measure Existing Furniture or Fixtures

If you're replacing existing furniture or lighting, try measuring them first to get an idea of the size that already works well in your space. Are you looking for something smaller or are you trying to make a statement? Take note of any specific dimensions you'd like to match or change.


    • For seating (sofas, chairs, etc.), measure the length, depth, and height of the furniture.
    • For tables, measure the length, width, and height. If it's extendable, measure its dimensions when both extended and collapsed.
    • For beds, measure the length, width, and height of the frame, as well as the mattress size it can accommodate.
    • For cabinets and shelves, measure the length, width, and height, and check the internal dimensions for storage capacity

    • For pendant lights and chandeliers, measure the height and diameter. Consider how low you want them to hang from the ceiling and ensure they won't obstruct movement or views.
    • For table lamps and floor lamps, measure the height and width of the lamp base and the lampshade, if applicable.


  • Remember to take your time and measure everything twice to ensure accuracy before making any purchases.
  • Use your measurements to visualise the layout. You can create a rough floor plan or layout drawing to visualise how the furniture and lighting will fit into the space.
  • Remember additional product features! Some items have features such as reclining mechanisms, extension leaves, or swing arms and it's important to take this into account when measuring and planning your space.
  • By following our handy how-to guide and taking accurate measurements, you'll be well-prepared to find the perfect furniture and lighting pieces that not only fit your interior design style but also your space and lifestyle.

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