Doll House Scale
The first thing you need to know and one of the most important
is that dolls houses are built to standard doll house scale. That
is they are built to a certain size so furniture and decorations
can universally be fitted into them. There are two standard scales
for dolls houses: 1/12th scale and 1/24th scale. 1/12th scale
is 12 times smaller that real size and 1/24th scale is 24 times
smaller than real size. 1/12th scale is by far the most popular
doll house scale and most furnishings and dolls houses are made
to this scale. 1/24th scale is becoming more popular but there
are far fewer furnishings available for this size doll house.
To see some 1/12th scale doll houses click doll
If you have seen doll houses displayed in shops
or on the Internet they are most likely in 1/12th scale but you
do need to check. When starting out I would suggest you opt for
1/12th scale unless you are specifically looking to collect 1/24th
Another thing you should know is that some dolls
houses are designed specifically for children and some for adults.
There are big differences between the two and a dolls house made
for a child will not suit an adult collector. This guide will
take you through everything you need to know about collectors
dolls houses. If you are looking for information on children's
dolls houses Click Here for
our children's guide.
Collectors dolls houses come in many shapes and
sizes and are deigned to resemble homes from different periods
in time. The period your dolls house is from will shape you collection
and you could choose Victorian, Georgian, Tudor or modern. Click
Here to go to the next page in the tour to look at a range
of dolls houses from different periods.