Do You Have the Right Size of Dollhouse Furniture? Let’s Explore Your Options

Is Inch Scale the right size for my dollhouse?

Manufacturers use scales to help you make sure you are buying the right sized items for your dollhouse. All furniture is built on a 1 inch scale unless you see ½ inch or ¼ inch in the title of the item.

Dollhouse scales show how many inches of correspond to a foot, or 12 inches, of real life. Every inch of dollhouse furniture is equivalent to twelve inches of real furniture. For example, a dollhouse tub 5 inches long is built to represent a 5 foot real tub. In other scales, such as half inch and quarter inch, less than an inch represents a foot of real furniture.

For example, a dollhouse dresser that is 4 inches tall represents a 4 foot tall real dresser. There are other scales, but they are less popular and common

Picking Dollhouse Metal

Quality furniture does not always have to be made out of wood; there are many great pieces that would not be available if not for some great metal craftsmen. Barbecues are an excellent demonstration of fun metalworking in this hobby; I mean what doll could resist getting the ol’ burgers on the grill. Outdoors is not the only place to find metal material for a dollhouse, you will also see it in the electrical work, and laundry room.


Victorian is the classic choice for your dollhouse. This style characterizes the Victorian era which was known for beautiful curving patterns, and highly detailed craftsmanship especially found in the furniture legs. It is no wonder why Victorian dollhouse furniture is the best choice and top seller, it truly is just fun to design, play with, and coordinate Victorian miniatures.


Green is not usually thought of as an option, but it has some great qualities for your dollhouse. Green dollhouse furniture is the colorful choice for many fun pieces of miniatures. There are more green furniture options than you might think and they come in a variety of sets, rooms, and designs.

Is Half Inch the right size?

Scales are a way for you to know that the furniture you are buying will fit your dollhouse. Unless the title of the furniture item tells you it is ½ inch or ¼ inch, the item is built on a 1 inch scale.

This item is built on a half inch, or 1:24 inch, scale. This means that half an inch of dollhouse furniture represents a foot of furniture. For example, a dollhouse dresser that is 2 inches tall represents a 4 foot tall real dresser. In other scales, such as 1 inch and quarter inch, different sizes would represent that same dresser.

To figure out which scale your dollhouse uses, figure out the height from floor to ceiling of one level of your miniatures. If your doll’s houses uses a 1 inch scale, the height should be between 8 and 12 inches. Heights between 4-6 inches indicate a half inch scale; heights between 2-3 inches indicate a quarter inch scale.

Unfinished Kits

If you want the same pleasures and choices from your furniture that you got by building your own dollhouse, you will want to consider unfinished furniture and miniatures. Unfinished furniture include pre-assembled items that you can decorate however you choose. Furniture kits are unassembled, but once you put them together they will appear as they do in the picture.


Your beautiful items will be even more fascinating when you put some furniture items around the outside areas. Items such as patio furniture and porch swings distinguish your dollhouse from typical ones, and show the pride in details you take. Plus, these items give you one more reason to admire the outside of your dollhouse as much as the inside