How to Find the Right Furnishings for Your Decorating Style
April 24, 2016 Francine Jones 0 Comments
Decorating a home can be a fun activity for some people, but others may find it a challenge to find the right furnishings for their decorating style. If you’ve never decorated a room by yourself before, you may be wondering where you should start, what you’ll need to purchase, and how to go about finding your own unique style. In that vein, here are some tips and useful advice to make decorating with flair fun and rewarding.
Decide What Furnishings You Want to Purchase
If you are going to be purchasing furnishings for an entire room, you will need a list of items to make sure you look for. You shouldn’t head to your local furniture store with no idea of what you’re looking for.
For example, if you are refurnishing your living room, you will likely want a sofa, one or two armchairs, a coffee table and maybe some end tables. For a kitchen, a kitchen table with chairs and perhaps a side table are usually needed.
Decide on a Style
It can be difficult to know what style you want for a certain room. But there are ways to get some great ideas. First, start searching online for home improvement sites. You should find many photos of finished rooms there, and you can examine the furnishings in each photo to see what catches your eye.
You can also look in home-improvement magazines. There should be many pictures of room styles that you can browse and pick and choose from. Keep a folder with all of your furnishing ideas.
As your search and around for furnishing inspiration, there are a few things that can help you make good choices. For example, keep in mind that certain fabrics and colors may get dirty or more easily. Furthermore, if you have no idea where to begin, you can always match your furnishings to where you live. For example, earthy tones and hardy fibers are great for homes in the woods while more modern styles fit the city.
Purchase the Furnishings
Finally, it’s time to go shopping. Based on your likes and dislikes, make a shopping list for all of the features you want to have in your furnishings. If you don’t feel like spending all your money at once, you can simply start at the top and purchase the first items on your list. For example, if you are refurnishing a living room, focus on that centerpiece. For many people, this will be the sofa or the entertainment center where you keep your television.
Going slowly with your shopping will not only save you money, but it will also help develop your style. You can buy one piece of furniture at a time and continue to search through magazines and home improvement websites to find the furnishings that really catch your eye.