Did you know that most furniture is manufactured to standard measurements? Knowing those standard measurements before you buy or begin to arrange furniture can make the whole process so much easier. And once you know bed or couch dimensions, for example, you can start designing the layout for any given room with a better idea of what and how much you can fit into it.
These measurements are meant to be a general guideline only. Before you buy anything make sure you measure the piece itself to see whether it will fit well inside the space you have.
Living Room Couch Dimensions
Although one couch may look very different from another sofa because of style, color, or upholstery fabric, you may be surprised to know that most sofas share the same approximate measurements. This applies to other pieces of furniture living room furniture such as coffee tables and end tables as well. When you have an idea of roughly how big a piece is, you can plan how many pieces to fit in the room, and how to place them, so you have a room that flows efficiently. Here are the standard table and couch dimensions:
- Three-seat sofa: 35 inches deep by 84 inches wide
- Loveseat: 35 inches deep by 60 inches wide
- Armchair: 35 inches wide by 35 inches deep
- Coffee Table: 30 inches wide by 48 inches long
- Square end table: 24 inches wide by 24 inches long
- Rectangular end table: 24 inches wide by 28 inches long
Measure a Dining Room
Dining room tables and chairs are also usually made according to standard measurements. You can find more detailed measurements for different types of dining table here. Chairs will slightly vary in size as well. The measurements below are what you can expect to find on average.
- Dining table w/ one leaf: 36 inches wide by 72 inches long
- Round dining table for four people: 36-inch diameter to 44-inch diameter
- Side chair: 18 inches deep by 18 inches wide
- Armchair: 18 inches deep by 22 inches wide
Bedroom Furniture Measurements
The bedroom usually has a bed, nightstand(s) and a chest of drawers. The measurements for beds are more standardized than for any other piece of furniture largely because you have to think of finding the right size mattress and bedding for them.
Nightstands and chests can vary, and there are several types of chests. The numbers below are for a basic, small chest.
- Twin-size bed: 39 inches wide by 80 inches long
- Double/full-size bed: 54 inches wide by 80 inches long
- Queen-size bed: 60 inches wide by 80 inches long
- Eastern king-size bed: 76 inches wide by 80 inches long
- California king-size bed: 72 inches wide by 84 inches long
- Chest of drawers: 30 inches wide by 18 inches deep
- Nightstand – 18 inches wide by 18 inches deep
Home Office Furniture
Home office furniture varies in size too. Traditionally desks were larger, but today we can pick from smaller scaled desks and chairs. Office furniture is also adjustable in height. You can adjust your desk into a standing desk, and make your chair go lower or higher. The dimensions will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer because there is an emphasis on office furniture that fits the user's needs.
- Traditional office desk: 48 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high
- Desk chairs: 20- to 22-inches wide by 36 inches high
- Computer chairs: 18 inches wide by 36 inches high