Furniture binds the entire décor of a space together. But the question is how to select furniture for your home without going wrong?
You can choose great furniture for your space if you do not limit the selection parameters to budget and design. Instead look at what the structure of your space is like, what kind the rest of the décor is, how much space you have, and a few other important things. To assist you better,
I am sharing a few tips on how to pick furniture for your space and do it right.
Pick a Theme – While it’s perfectly fine to mix, match, and go with your instincts, having a theme makes everything in a place come together beautifully. This also makes selecting furniture for your home much easier since, with a theme, you will know exactly what you want it to look like. If you like staying up to date, you can go for modern furniture. If you want a cozy and peaceful space, you can design it in Scandinavian style. If you are confused between themes because you like them equally, you can design each room in a different theme; just make sure that there’s a common element to unify the design.
Pick the Right Size – Picking the right size is one of the most important furniture tips. Using oversized furniture to design a small or compact space can make the space look cramped and draw attention towards its small size. And using minimal, small-size furniture in a huge space can make it look empty. So, measure the floor and choose your furniture accordingly.
Take the Architecture into Account – It’s very important that the furniture you choose complements the architecture. For example, if you have round walls, you must use furniture with curved edges, or if the space is linear, you may add an L-shape couch.
Moreover, you must make sure that furniture doesn’t block the interesting features of the architecture, such as the fireplace.
Pick Furniture that Complements the Décor – You may have your eyes on a beautiful furniture piece for a long time, but if it doesn’t complement the décor of the space, don’t buy it. You must take everything into consideration, for example, the color of the walls and the style and color of other furniture.
Understand the Purpose – Before selecting furniture, you must analyze your intent – is it mostly going to be just the family members, or are there going to be many guests over? This will help a huge deal in deciding if you can do away with smaller furniture and work around design accessories to make the space look aesthetic.
Decide on the Material of the Furniture – Do you want something plain and sturdy, or would you like to go for something comfy – taking time to understand what you want the space to look like makes choosing furniture much easier.
If you want a modern look, you can go for contemporary furniture with wood, glass, and leather upholstery. To exude a luxurious charm, going for some velvet is a great idea. If you want a softer look and want the space to look cozy, use furs wherever possible. But along with the material, make sure you choose the right colors.
I hope these tips help you with some great furniture shopping.
Author: Vivek Agrawal is a global sourcing expert and has worked with and assisted clients with their sourcing requirements for 1000+ projects in his 15+ years in the industry. With the aim to fulfil the evolving needs and demands of architects, interior designers, project managers, and HNIs, he started Arcedior – the most loved, curated products platform with 50,000+ products from 500+ brands spanning 30 countries.
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