Choosing the Right Furniture
Furniture is the key in setting the standard for the style and ambiance of your home. Choosing the right kind of furniture for your home requires analysis of certain aspects of designing like the space available, the area in which the furniture will be placed etc. Also colour and fabric of furniture needs to be considered when matching it up with the other stuff in the room. The furniture style and construction has to last many years, so that you do not have to change the same frequently. Your furniture, apart from being style statement should provide comfort.So, here are some helpful tips and tricks on getting the most value for your money, and picking up furniture that will work with your home and your lifestyle too.
Do the math
Measure your room size and draw a sketch of it or you can create a floor plan of it. Determine how much space in room you can spare for furniture. Also account for the dimensions of recessed spaces or any alcoves in the room. Then plan the traffic and sketch out different ways that furniture can fit into the room. Do not forget to add passable and comfortable pathways while sketching. This will helpful for you to getting a very good picture of the room.
Start with what’s most important
Before you jump into other points, allot a specific budget and then go for shopping to see what exactly you need. Start from the basic in picking the furniture pieces. Look for the basic pieces like sofa, armchair, centre table and side table before adding extra pieces such as additional tables and ottomans. Then look around your space so you will know the right size of furniture you will need for certain functions.
Evaluate your existing decor
Look at the existing architectural elements like doors, windows, columns and furniture in your room before buying the new ones. Each piece of furniture which you are planning to buy should complement the other elements in room. Think about how you can balance new furniture with the existing stuff in the room. In accordance with the colour of the new ones you can get polished the older ones.
Know your theme
Choosing a theme would also be quite helpful. Without any noticeable theme furniture will probably look ok, but it might miss out on its potential. So, select a theme such as modern, traditional, Victorian, western, etc. Then purchase furniture items that match the selected theme.
Get high quality pieces
Furniture is an investment. So, look for high-quality, stain-resistant fabrics pieces. This may cost a little more, but they tend to hold up better. It will also keep you feeling more comfortable and tend to last longer than cheaper fabrics.