As we’re all too aware, choosing the right furniture for your home can be a lengthy process, though ultimately pleasurable when you eventually get the job done. It’s about falling in love with particular pieces that will not only transform your home, but also effectively tell your story to all those who are a guest in your home.
Below we have compiled a few different tips on how to make sure that you select the right furniture for your home absent any major issues along the way.
All in all, take your time and try not to rush the process. It can be stressful and it is all too easy to grow impatient and rush into big decisions. Just remember that there is a wealth of resources out there, giving you access to all manner of delightful pieces for your home. Enjoy it!
Step 1 – Construction
One of the most fundamental steps in selecting the right furniture for your home is ensuring that the piece feels sturdy and heavy. You should avoid light aluminium frames and stick to solid wood construction, given that wood is renowned for lasting much longer and sets the standard when it comes to fine quality furniture. That being said, it is important that the price is consistent with your expectations – it’s no good spending over the odds if the piece in question isn’t designed to last a lifetime, or at least comes with an attractive guarantee.
Step 2 – Shape
Shape or ‘silhouette’ is the general shape of the piece that you are looking at. Is it a trendy, modern piece or something that will surely stand the test of time? It all depends on how often you tend to update or renovate your home and what sort of style of décor you are going for. Our advice is to choose a shape that you love now, but will also thoroughly enjoy in the future. There is nothing worse than buying a piece of furniture that you grow tired of after a few short months or a year. Either way, regardless to the style of furniture that you desire, you will find a wealth of incredible, well priced and top quality furniture all over the market.
Step 3 – Finish
With any exposed wood you need to ensure that the finish has been added appropriately. It’s all very well having the right colour, though you must make sure that the stain and lacquer is designed to withstand a lot of use. Also, it is important to note that just because a particular piece of furniture that you love doesn’t come in your desired colour or finish, you can always opt to have it re-conditioned. Often it is better to go with your gut and order a piece because you love the shape and solid build, and then have it conditioned in your desired colour and finish.
Step 4 – Fabric
Fabric is one of the most important factors to consider when renovating or decorating your home. For example, lighter coloured fabrics are appropriate for the living area, bedroom or a guest room. Then again, if this particular piece of furniture is something that will be frequently used, then we would suggest using a slightly darker colour perhaps. The key is to plan thoroughly and consider every possibility.
Step 5 – Personality
Opt for furniture that stands out with an element of personality. Your personal style should be reflected in your furniture and the way that you design and layout your home. It’s all very well being practical, and for the most part you should definitely strive to be so – though at the same time, you need to breathe a little life and memorable decor into your home.