It happens many times. You look at a piece of furniture and instantly love it. You just wish you could bring it home immediately. But you start thinking about everything that’s involved.
The right furniture for you and your house needs to go with the overall vibe and decoration. It needs to be functional and respond to your daily needs. It needs to be the right size depending on the room. And it needs to be as durable and affordable as possible.
That doesn’t mean you can’t combine aesthetics and functionality when buying furniture. Here are 5 tips.
The piece must feel solid and robust while simultaneously not looking overwhelming when put in the room. Solid wood frames will last longer but you shouldn’t pay a fortune. Match your needs to your perceived quality-price ratio. Avoid particleboard and aluminum frames. When it comes to sofas and chairs, they need to feel comfortable. Always sit and test.
The design of the furniture must be consistent with that of your other pieces. Are they trendy, vintage or timeless? Choose something that you know you will like when you see it every day.
Look for stains, exposed wood or inconsistent color. That doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy it. If you are into fixing or repurposing, that can be a great way to save money when buying the furniture.
If the furniture will be used frequently, it’s suggested that you go with darker colors. If it is meant to be more formal or to serve a room that only hosts specific occasions, you can opt for lighter fabrics to give it a distinct touch.
Element of surprise
Look for something with shape, style and personality that will be practical at the same time. The pieces of furniture you buy should be a reflection of your personal style. You don’t want to wake up every day in a house filled with block-like furniture with no distinctive elements.
Follow these 5 steps and get the perfect furniture tailored to you.