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Your home is your oasis. It’s the place you retreat to after a long day at work. It’s the space where you should feel most comfortable and relaxed. This is why the details of your decor matter. From the color scheme to the ottoman in the family den, it’s important to put thought into the details of each item. Don’t assume that you have to be a skilled interior decorator in order to make your home look cozy. Start with the major components like furniture. When you’re selecting the best furniture for your space, it’s best to take the following tips into consideration.
1. Consider the purpose of the room.
The type of furniture you purchase will definitely depend on the purpose of the room. If you have three young children, you might not want to invest thousands of dollars into an opulent white chaise lounge chair. If you’re purchasing furniture for a family room and your family loves to enjoy movies together, it’s a good idea to purchase a couch that’s large enough for everyone to comfortably sit. Consider purchasing a really comfortable sectional that you can add nice throw pillows to. Add a sleek recliner as one of the side chairs. The Ekornes Stressless chairs at European Leather Gallery are stunning options that can add sophistication to a room.
2. Always prioritize the measurements.
It’s an unfortunate situation when a person gets so excited about their furniture purchases, but forgets to get the correct measurements. Incorrect measurements will definitely throw off the balance of the entire room. When a couch or a dining room table is too big or too small, there’s a temptation to overcompensate by shifting or rearranging everything else. Don’t make this mistake. Before you get started, measure the entire room’s dimensions. This even applies to the doorways. After all, if the furniture is too big to fit through the doorway, you can’t use it at all. When you walk through the furniture store or search for pieces online, check the specs. Bring your measuring tape if you’re checking out a place in person. In addition to furniture, make sure you measure items like rugs and artwork to make sure they perfectly fit the dimensions of the room.
3. Choose the color scheme in advance.
Color adds so much depth and visual elegance to any room. Whether you’re someone who prefers muted tones of pink, blue and green or you’re a person who loves vibrant jewel tones, decide on a foundational color scheme before you start shopping for furniture. Once you choose the color scheme and decide on the vision, you might decide that you’d like to purchase a pink couch or a gray armoire. When you know your color scheme, it’ll be a lot easier to be more direct with the furniture purchases you make. You can narrow the options down by color, and make decisions from that vantage point.
4. Look for design inspiration.
Depending on the space you’re working with, it can be easy to assume that there’s no way to make everything work. Whether you’re in a studio apartment or a large loft, there are plenty of innovative ways to make your furniture work perfectly for your space. Look for inspirational designs in interior design magazines and blogs. If you’re living in a small studio apartment, use dual-purpose furniture in order to maximize the amount of space you have. There are plenty of ways to make any space work beautifully. Just be open to experimentation.
As you work toward building the space of your dreams, don’t put pressure on yourself to complete the project within a week or even a month. Sometimes, these projects take time if you’d like to create an organic and authentic look. If it takes you a year to perfect the look in your home, it’s time well spent.