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Find the Right Fit With These Couch-Measuring Tips

by Paige Pesko

If you’ve ever helped someone bring their couch inside while moving, you probably have an idea of the nuanced and difficult process of moving furniture. While most people assume it’s as simple as moving furniture into a room, dropping it on the floor, and going back to the moving van for more, it simply isn’t. Moving home furniture such as a sectional sofa or a couch is a heavily involved process that requires a lot of planning, measuring, and effort. To help you make the most of your move-in day, here’s how to find the right fit with these couch-measuring tips.


One of the most important things to consider about finding the right couch is considering the room’s scale and how it will compare to the couch. That is to say, you must ensure the couch you’re bringing home will fit comfortably not just in the room but through all doorways leading to the room as well. One of the best ways of ensuring you get what you want is to plan your ideal couch size. Take measurements on what you imagine the correct height and length of the couch should be.

Shape of Your Space

Sometimes, a couch doesn’t fit into the shape of the space you meant it for. It may be too long or be shaped weird, making it difficult to traverse the room without bumping into the couch. One of the best ways to prepare for this is to measure the maximum amount of floor space you’re willing to give up for the couch. You can then use this information to help you decide which is the best piece of furniture for you.

Traffic Flow

Another thing to consider is the expected traffic flow you will experience near and around the couch. The last thing you want is to have a piece of furniture that you’re constantly colliding with because it’s in the middle of major walkways. Additionally, having a piece of furniture in a major walkway is a fire hazard that could cause your space to be extremely unsafe in the event of a fire.

If you’re looking to find the right fit for a couch, these couch-measuring tips should be everything you need to find the perfect piece of furniture. Remember that when it comes to home décor, it’s all about personal taste! Go with colors and textures that match your personality to create a space that’s truly your own!