The choice of furniture in our homes is an indirect reflection of our tastes and preferences. The following guidelines will help in selecting your desired home furniture.
- Choose primary pieces first: Decide on primary pieces first like: beds, dining table and sofa. Then finish off with the other furniture.
- Choose the theme: This makes it easier to select furniture that complements each other. Some themes that can be considered include: bohemian (carefree and adventurous); farmhouse (distressed wood and upholstered linen); industrial (exposed steel, distressed wooden elements, exposed brick walls); mid-century modern (refined lines, minimalist silhouettes and natural shapes); nautical (coastal or cottage decor); scandinavian (minimalist, simple, contemporary and functional); shabby chic (vintage elements that recreate the antique flea market look) and urban modern (minimalist modern, glamorous chic, ethnic heirlooms, and edgy experimental designs).
- Define your needs: Consider the purpose of each room. Your lifestyle and family needs (family size, number of kids) play a part in the type of furniture to purchase.
- Layout of each room: Every room has its unique dimension so it is important to consider the size and scale of each room.
Other things to consider include: aesthetics, durability, function and necessity.