Common Room Sizes |

If you’re looking into building your own house or are looking for a new home, it would help to know what the Common Room Sizes are. Having this information will give you a good idea of how big or small a room needs to be in order for it to be comfortable enough when the furnishings are already in place.

The square footage of the house is not the main determining factor in conceptualizing rooms in the house and their Common Room Sizes, although it does play a part.

However, perhaps the most important factor for consideration here is your personal preference. How big would you want your bedroom to be, for instance? Do you want a small, cozy nook for your study or work area? Finally, how large is your family and how many bedrooms will you be needing, for kids and adults in the family?

Common Room Sizes

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Designer Decorating Tips for Common Design Mistakes — One Kings Lane

This bright, cheery room does lighting right: Twin lamps and sconces help soften overhead lighting.

This bright, cheery room does lighting right: Twin lamps and sconces help soften overhead lighting.

THE PITFALL: Unflattering, overhead-only lighting.

THE FIX: “A balanced lighting plan will eliminate shadows and cast an even glow throughout the room. Overhead lights are fine when there’s also light coming from other heights, like a pair of sconces or lamps. I also use dimmers on all lighting to control the mood.”—Jen Going of Jen Going Interiors 

This gorgeous gray sofa provides the perfect anchor for epic wall art.

This gorgeous gray sofa provides the perfect anchor for epic wall art.

THE PITFALL: Centering art on the wall rather than orienting it around the furniture.

THE FIX: “Art should relate to what’s in the space more than the space itself. One way to do this is to hang the art near the back of the sofa. And personally, I prefer the art be off center than on.”—Philip Gorrivan of Philip Gorrivan Design

Look how tall the ceilings in this petite living room look thanks to the high-hanging curtains.

Look how tall

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