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How to select the Right-Sized furniture

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A few years ago, I spotted exquisite linen wing back chairs that were studded with big fat nail head trim. I fell madly in love with them, even though they weren’t my typical style.


Lost in a daze, I threw out my own rules and jumped in headfirst.


Sadly, when they got home it became immediately obvious that they were totally the wrong scale. They were far too deep and too tall for my petite house built in 1951. As you can imagine, hubby was mad! I should have known better as I usually always check the scale.


Since then, I’ve refined my system to choosing the right-size furniture and I’m going to share it with you in today’s episode of Amitha TV.


In today’s episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right light fixtures
  • How to choose a dining room table that fits the dimensions of your space
  • How to use your home’s architecture as a guide to choose the right height for your furniture.



Don’t forget the most important advice: trust your intuition. Seriously. You don’t give yourself enough credit. If the item you LOVE is a little too big or too small, get it anyway! That’s how you truly start to express your own style.


Tweetable: “Practice self-expression and the world is yours”


Have you ever bought an item that was the wrong size for your space? Share your experience in the comments below!


To help you avoid making the same mistake again, download this FREE worksheet that you can use as a guide to picking out the right dining table, light fixtures, and more!


Download your FREE worksheet here


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