We love all types of furniture here at Fireside, but we know that not every piece will be right for every person or family. In fact, choosing the right furniture for your home can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Getting the size and style right is paramount, and so in this article we’re going to look at a few considerations when choosing furniture for your home.
Types of Furniture
Before you go into the details of choosing furniture, you should understand how to get the right types of furniture. The living room furniture is the central point of your home. You should create a space that is comfortable and beautiful. It is a gathering spot; therefore, you should fill the space with sufficient furniture to host a crowd. You will need places to place your décor, serving tray, and television. Some kinds of tables and shelves include accent tables, benches, coffee tables, and end tables.
The dining room furniture should be suitable for hosting birthday candle blow-outs, thanksgiving dinners, and Sunday brunches. It also provides the scene for quiet moments like a dinner for two. Therefore, you need to be careful when choosing dining tables, side chairs, and armchairs. Here are a few options we love for the living room, while here are some featured dining room pieces.
The bedroom, on the other hand, gives you more options for design creativity than other rooms in your house. You have to design it with your preference and your partner’s preferences in mind–but some of the key pieces of bedroom furniture include beds (naturally), dressers, benches, nightstands, headboards, and mattresses. Remember, the bedroom needs to be comfortable and cozy, so you find it a place of rest and relaxation.
A other major consideration when choosing furniture is to figure out your realistic budget. Do some research online and compare prices so you get an idea of what things cost. You might want to consider buying a piecemeal if your budget is limited–that is, don’t try to get everything all at once. What we don’t recommend, however, is to opt for lower-quality furniture. There are many stores that offer cheaper materials apart from solid woods, and these pieces will not last. You’ll end up spending more over time to replace lesser-made items–and you’ll be frustrated, to boot.
Many homeowners make the mistake of not analyzing their needs when picking furniture. As a result, they end up furnishing their house like everyone else. For example, having a living room with a dining table and chairs, a sofa, and a television.
But really consider the functionality of your home. If you eat in the kitchen, you should not allocate half a living room to the dining area. Analyze the activities you develop in the part of the house that you want to furnish. Based on functionality, make sure your home adapts to you, and not the other way round. Everyone is unique, and your furniture choices should be, as well.
You need to take the right measurements for your furniture. This depends on the size of the rooms in your house. If you are buying furniture for a big living room, you need to choose how much of your living room the couch will fill. Consider whether you want other chairs or couches. Also, think about whether to include other furniture items like dining room chairs and a coffee table.
If you have a small living room, you may need a smaller couch. With limited space, any sofa or couch will be the centerpiece. Therefore, pick something practical that complements the available space. Note how this coil spring comfort sofa set packs a lot into a smaller size, and would be a great fit for a more cozy living room.
Functionality, size, and budget are all important — but you should choose furniture based on the appropriate theme. Instead of picking furniture based on each individual room separately, you should think about your personal style and apply it to the whole house. This enables you to choose couches, dining tables, and bedroom furniture that complement each other. Therefore, you should select a central theme.
It is crucial to know different furniture styles. When choosing a style, you need to differentiate between contemporary and traditional styles. You should also consider whether you want a soft interior or one that is dramatic. When choosing the style, some homeowners choose a rustic style. This style is natural, casual, and aged. Some of the common rustic styles include cottage, Tuscan, and coastal styles. One of the greatest advantages of rustic furniture is the use of natural materials. This means lots of stone and wood, and fabric such as canvas and burlap.
Another popular style is the classic contemporary theme. This style involves the use of rounded lines and soft textures. Examples of this style include rounded tables and sofas. The classic style is similar to Victorian glamour but with a simple touch.
Country-style furniture has a farmhouse feel. If you are looking for a comfy look, you should choose this style. Another alternative is the modern furniture style made of chrome, glass, and dark leather with a squared-off shape. Lastly, there is the shabby-chic style. One of the prominent features of this style is distressed white furniture. In many cases, these are romantic second-hand items and come with a refinished, feminine look.
When choosing furniture, you need to think about how color affects your feelings. For example, yellow may make you feel hopeful and positive, while blue can often make you feel at peace. Your personal associations influence the shades of color you want for your furniture.
If you are having trouble with your home style, pick cues from your closet. The colors you like will be the most suited for your furniture. Alternatively, you can choose colors that complement other areas of your house, like the walls, ceiling, and other items.
There are different fabrics that are used for home furniture. You should choose your fabrics wisely. Silk is soft and mainly used for upholstery, curtains, and bed linen. Polyester is long-lasting and used mainly for interior decoration.
If you want to add class and grace to your home, you can choose wool. Other options you should research include rayon, cotton, nylon, and velvet. Make sure you find the right fabric color combination and textures.
Many people struggle to choose the right furniture for their homes, which is why the experts at Fireside Furniture are here to help. While it is not rocket science, failing to choose wisely will affect your home’s aesthetics and general appeal. You need to consider your budget, the functionality of the rooms in your house, and the most appropriate style. Also, think about the size of your rooms, the color of the furniture, and the fabrics you will use for your furniture.
If you still have difficulty making a choice, you may want to ask an interior designer to help you go through the different furniture options. Better yet, come into Fireside Furniture today and browse our vast showroom — we’ll be able to help consult you in the right direction!