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3 things to consider Before you Furnish your New Home

3 things to consider Before you Furnish your New Home 

Where to start?

Furnishing a new place can be stressful and expensive.  There are so many different furniture pieces to buy all at the same time and it can get pricey.  Style, Material, and Dimensions are the 3 most important things to consider before you start your search.

Style

Before you start searching for specific furniture pieces, you should decide on a theme.  Once you have found the style that you like you should add furniture and décor of that style throughout your home in order to create a cohesive flow.  Once you have chosen a theme, you will see how much easier it is to find furniture that compliments each other throughout your home.   We specialize in Modern, Contemporary, and Transitional styles.

Modern 

Modern furniture refers to the past from 1920's to 1970's.  Modern furniture focuses on simple geometric shapes.  Smooth, straight lines, and artistic clean appearance is what makes up a modern look.  Modern furniture uses materials of woods and metals with neutral colors accented by vivid hues.   Modern Style has a minimalistic look with lots of open space.  Modern Design usually has earthier colors.  

Contemporary  

 Contemporary style refers to the now and future.  Contemporary style often gets confused with Modern style as there are many similarities.  Contemporary style also has an open space feel with a clean sharp lines.  They both have a minimalistic look.   Contemporary Furniture can have odd shapes and more rounded lines.  Contemporary design usually sticks to neutrals such as black, white, and grey with accents of bold colors .  Contemporary style is comfortable and welcoming.  Contemporary designs use glass and metal. 

Transitional 

Transitional is a popular design style because it uses a combination of traditional and modern designs to create a balanced look.  The use of modern materials & plush furnishings is what creates this unique style.  The use of neutral colors creates a calm and relaxed space that feels not only stylish and sleek but also warm.

 

Material

Purchasing furniture that will last for many years to come should be a priority.  The textiles and textures are a good indicator of how long your furniture will last.  When choosing a material for your furniture, it’s important to think long-term use.   You can buy cheap furniture, but you will most likely have to buy furniture again in a few years because it will not last.  If you invest in high-quality furniture we offer you can enjoy it for years to come. 

Wood- high quality material that is very durable and will last a long time.  Most people will pay a higher price for wood furniture that they know will last for years to come.

Leather - used for sofas and chairs.  Usually expensive , another option is vinyl.

Plastic - versatile, lightweight, more affordable than wood and metal, variety of colors.  

Steel - durable, flexible, affordable and lightweight.  

Glass -  elegant, modern, and minimalistic style.  Gives the illusion of space since it is transparent.  Usually more expensive.

Dimensions

Make sure that the size of the furniture fits well with the size of your room.  You wouldn't want a large dining room table in a small room or a small dining room table in a large room.  Everything should fit appropriate to the space.  A good rule of thumb when searching for a dining room table is make sure you have about 3-4 feet comfortably on each side of the table.  You also want to consider the sizes of other furniture that you will fit in the same room together so it doesn't look overcrowded.   

 

As long as you keep style, material, and size in mind you will be sure to find the perfect furniture for your home.  Put on your creative hats and have some fun !  

 

 

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