When shopping for furnishings to create that ideal look and feel, homeowners need to get their measurements right. This is even more important if you’re looking at unconventional setups like beds on raised platforms and so on.
So what’s too high for a TV setup and what creates a height mismatch between high chairs and your kitchen counter?
As interior designers who believe in helping homeowners make informed decisions, we’ve shared some of the common measurements that all homeowners should bear in mind, especially when shopping for furnishings.
A comfortable viewing experience
The TV is something that’s pretty tough to estimate, especially when it’s wall-mounted. Our recommendation is to have the centre of the TV no higher than 1200 mm from the floor. This is the highest recommended threshold for comfortable viewing. In fact, we recommend you go lower if possible.
If your TV is not wall-mounted, then the centre of the screen should not be higher than 400 mm from the console surface. Once again, this maximises the viewing experience.
For homes that have a ceiling-mounted TV, measuring the height is no longer crucial. Though the only place we recommend having this setup, would be in the bedroom.
Heights for other surfaces
Most coffee tables and side tables will be around 400 mm. Take this height into consideration when pairing them with armchairs, sofas and beds on raised platforms.
The dining table is around 750 mm tall, so homeowners who are buying the dining chairs separately may wish to take note of this.
The kitchen counter is usually between 850 mm to 950 mm in height, and for those looking to purchase high chairs, note that they can be between 1100 mm to 1200 mm. For setups that include a standing study table, the height to consider is 1050 mm.
These are just some of the common height measurements that homeowners should keep in mind. If you’d like to explore more ideas about other setups you have in mind, feel free to book a non-obligatory consultation with us!
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