Choosing the right furniture for your house is a daunting task. Home is where you spend most of your time so it’s only natural that you would want to make it as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible. It’s a decision that has to last you many years and make your space feel like your own. Assuming you already know the measurements and what type of piece you want in each room, there so much still to decide in terms of looks, build quality, and comfort. In this respect it’s tricky to know even where to start. So with that in mind, here are 3 tips on how to choose the best furniture for your house.
1. Make Sure The Furniture Is Built Well
Ensuring your potential new piece of furniture is constructed properly is always a must. It’s generally preferable to avoid light materials such as aluminum frames and particleboard, as these can break and bend over time. Instead, solid wood is the standard for furniture and tends to last much longer. Buying solid wood can be more expensive, so make sure the piece of furniture fits within your budget.
Make sure any cushions or fabrics the piece is decorated with is also comfortable and sturdy. Investing in some high quality, stain resistant fabrics can really benefit you in the long run, as it lasts longer and is easier to clean.
2. Make Sure the Color Of Your Furniture Matches Your Rooms Theme
Each piece of furniture in the room should serve an overall theme and complement each others color palettes. If you have a lot of wooden pieces consider the type of finish you may want, and if you have lots of furniture covered in fabric consider the colors you want to choose. If you’ve found the perfect piece of piece that doesn’t fit your color palette, you can always get it reupholstered with new material to match. There are plenty of luxurious furniture upholstery photos available online, so that you can get an idea of the type of work that can be done.
Generally, lighter fabrics used more in living rooms and bedrooms. However, if you think a piece of furniture will receive a lot of use, a darker color can help mask the wear it will gather over time. If you haphazardly choose random pieces of furniture and use them in the same room, the space will look chaotic and thrown together.
3. Make Sure You Utilize Your Space
Choosing furniture that fits your room is rather obvious, but choosing furniture that best utilizes your space is something that people often forget. An ottoman or wall shelf can really help with storage whilst adding to the aesthetic of your room. If you have a smaller room, be sure not to crowd it with too much furniture as a bit of empty space can go a long way into making the room feel a lot bigger.
You’ll also want to buy your furniture with the flow of the room in mind, as too many big items may hinder walking room. There should always be a clear path around the furniture that is easy to navigate.
Equally, it’s important to find a balance between the large and small pieces in a room. If a good mix of large and small furniture placed evenly around the room can go a long way in making it feel more homely. A table or rug can also act as an anchor to center the room around, which can be useful in bigger rooms with more furniture.