When it comes to furnishing your home with shelving and furniture, measuring your space properly and buying appropriately-sized furniture is crucial to achieving a nice Feng Shui. If you mess up your measurements, it usually means you have to return your oversized furniture and start your planning again. Sometimes, a measuring mishap can be a blessing in disguise, though.
When one family purchased three IKEA Expedit shelves to fill up the corner space in their front room, they measured their space wrong and ended up with a shelf that was about five inches too wide. If you've ever built IKEA furniture, you know that assembling it isn't exactly a cake walk. There are always an absurd amount of small pieces involved and the instructions are quite minimal. Putting it together only to take it apart again is a daunting task. Rather than return the whole thing, this family thought outside the box.