Furniture brings life to our spaces. It enhances one’s place and creates a great pulled-together look if done right. Furniture is the last thing one does convert your space into your home or office. If done wrong it can spoil the whole mood of the space.
However, selecting the right furniture is more than just about its beauty. We would like the furniture to last for several years, so considering the distinct details and quality of what a particular piece is made of is a good way to help seal the deal and a little professional guidance isn’t a bad idea.
Here’s the good news: there’s no wrong way to design a home. But direction helps. Here are our best tips to tap into your inner stylist and make your space the Insta-worthy palace of your dreams.
- Choose an appropriate theme:
Before just rushing to the shop to choose furniture for yourself you have few decisions to make. Firstly, deciding the theme of your space. Instead of choosing an individual theme for each room, it is wise to pick one theme from your whole space. it can be modern, industrial, contemporary, etc. By choosing a theme, you make it that much easier for yourself to choose furniture that compliments each other.
There are many themes from which you can choose from and once you have decided on the theme you can surely find it easier to choose the furniture since you already know what’s your colour palette, what style of furniture you are looking for, what type of fabric you are going for and its colour, etc. For example, if you go for an industrial theme your colour palette will be dark and rustic feel which will make the whole thing look industrial. This also helps you choose what type of lights you want too. For the industrial theme, you might want to go for the dark metallic light. If you are going for modern theme them your colour palette will mostly contain a combination of light and a few dark colours so that when put overall your space have a modern look to it.
- Build around a focus point:
Don’t worry about everything being perfect. Instead, focus on finding pieces that you genuinely love. A statement piece, such as a really different style of rug or a piece of extraordinary furniture that will directly catch your eye when you enter the room. Obviously do make sure that it goes with the theme of the room and other furniture too. From here, it’s as easy as finding furniture and accessories that match the focal piece’s colours and mood.
- Play with the colour:
Colour can bring a lot to space, whether that’s setting a specific mood or accenting existing pieces of furniture. Working out your colour scheme — the set of colours used in one room — will help get the mood of your room just right. Pairing neutrals like white, beige, and brown with pops of bright colours give off a mod, mid-century vibe. Warm colours like yellow, red, and orange feel cosy and personal, while cool colours like blue and green add a sense of calmness to a room.
A quick lesson on mixing colours: hues that are opposite from each other on the wheel, like blue and orange or red and green, are known as complementary colours. When used together, they create an eye-catching contrast. Another colour-blocking method is using triadic schemes or choosing three colours equally spaced from one another on the colour wheel, like orange, purple, and green. Triadic schemes feel a little more balanced and harmonious than high-contrast complementary schemes. To gain inspiration before committing to a scheme for your space, try browsing colour palette websites.
- Search for statement fabric:
Searching out unique fabric textures adds next-level depth that’s hard to do with colour alone. A space decked-out in shiny-sleek leather furniture will feel a lot different than a living room full of plush upholstery, for example.
Never underestimate the power of a couch. It’s likely the piece of furniture that you spend the most time on besides your bed, and it holds significant visual weight in your living room. Luxuriously upholstered couches like this one are especially comfortable and inviting.
Leather is a popular couch fabric simply because it’s so easy to style. It’s the perfect neutral backdrop to whatever prints, rugs, or patterns you accessorize your space with while taking on its own unique worn qualities. And it’s best to use when you are thinking of industrial theme space.
- Consider the layout of the room:
The final factor to consider is the layout of each room. The dimensions, lighting, interior design, and spacing of each room are extremely important to keep in mind. For example, it would make little sense to purchase large furniture for a small room or small furniture for a large room. You want to make sure that the size of the furniture fits within the dimensions of the room that you are putting it in. Additionally, try to make sure that the pieces of furniture purchased can fit together without being overcrowded.
There are infinite directions you can take when choosing furniture for your home. A word to the wise: keeping a few easy guidelines in mind when picking your articles, whether online or in person, will make your experience more empowering than exhausting. And of course, you always have the option of choosing to hire a professional who can look at many different factors along with the once above to give your space a look that you want.