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furniture ideas for your living room

Shopping for home furniture can be fun.

 

Or sometimes...stressful.

 

There are more than a hundred types of furniture with different designs that are out there. The question is, how should you go about picking and choosing which table, chair or cupboard you should get to furnish your home? After all, home furniture can be expensive, and you would probably not want to spend $400 on that beautiful white marble table for your living room only to find it not an exact fit that matches your living room design.

 

As a person who grew up dreaming of being an interior designer, I love helping other people to design their dream homes. Choosing which types of home furniture to furnish your house with matters when it comes to design and I will be glad to share some tips on how to choose which furniture to get that many people find useful. To help you make wise choices when you go shopping for home furniture, below are some simple yet effective ways I recommend you to consider.


1. Consider the space

having a spacious living room

Now, when it comes to choosing home furniture, one of the most crucial factors is space. You don’t want to get a big table that does not fit your small room. A good habit to have is to check the room dimensions before you buy your home furniture. Finding out the exact dimensions of the furniture you are getting matters too. Bigger homes are easier to work with since there is less constraint on the space. Oh and don’t forget to take down the dimensions of your doorways so that you don’t make the mistake of purchasing furniture that can’t even be transported into your room or house! Check out our article on how to make a tiny space appear bigger! 

 

2. Choosing furniture that fits your home style

shopping from a furniture store that fits your style

This part is important. Make sure that the furniture you are planning to buy fits into your home interior style and theme. Doing so will make sure that the furniture design fits your overall home design, giving your home a cohesive look without any misfitting furniture. Decide which decorating style suits your home and choose a fitting home furniture that will complement the style you are going with.

 

3. Furniture quality matters

importance of having high quality sofa for your home

You will probably have a budget in mind when you go furniture shopping, but it is wise to choose furniture made with good quality materials. Pick furniture with sturdy frames and sinuous steel springs. Although good quality home furniture probably costs more, it can be a good investment to make considering the fact that quality furniture are able to last longer in the long term.

 

4. Add plants to give your house a fresh and vibrant look

plants for your home office

Yes, plants should also be on your furniture shopping list too! Plants are a great way to inject some life into your home and fresh things up. A small potted plant placed on the coffee table of your home can be a simple yet refreshing piece of decoration. Who needs air fresheners when you can simply place some plants in your home? Plants definitely make the best natural air purifiers. Oh and guess what - it is proven that having plants in your home can help reduce stress. Studies have shown that having plants in homes helps reduce health issues regarding heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory problems. This is why it is always a great idea to furnish your home with some greenery!



So there you go - 4 simple steps to take note of before you head out for some furniture shopping! Simple and foolproof. Designing your house with furniture can be a really fun thing to do, enjoy it and go build your dream home!






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