Thompson Living Room/Entry


Whether upholstered, occasional or even case goods, all furniture needs to be selected while keeping the scale of the project in mind.

First, consider the space in which your items will go. Large spaces with high ceilings are often a challenge for people to find the perfect solution. If you have a room with 25-foot grand ceilings and a very open floor plan, you should consider larger pieces of furniture with considerable height to their frames.

This doesn’t mean you are limited to oversized and overstuffed pieces, but more to a mixture of pieces and sizes. Try pairing a larger-scale sofa with some medium-size occasional tables and accent chairs while mixing in some smaller footstools.

If you are working with a lower ceiling height of 8 feet and not such an open floor plan, the scale of your furniture should somewhat smaller. Lower heights of sofas and occasional pieces will work nicely not to overpower your space. Mixing these items with 8-foot or lower bookcases or shelves can create interest and address design on all levels for the eye to see.


We featured this living room in one of our WV Design Team articles for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. To read the full article: Size matters – when to go big


July 14, 2015


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