“In my experience, it’s really better to check out seating and take the time to take a glance at the dimensions,” says Sharon Blaustein. If you’re tall, for example, you may wish to go for a depth of between 40 to forty two inches for a settee . If Chip and Joanna Gaines have satisfied you that your abode wants shiplap, you’re normally greatest off installing the boards horizontally somewhat than vertically. “It can really increase a space, making it feel bigger than vertical boards can,” says Jason Arnold. “Horizontal boards additionally really feel extra contemporary.” Vertical boards, nonetheless, can be ideal for rooms with excessive ceilings.