From the Desk at Keystone

Thinking About Buying Some New Furniture For Your Home?

on August 01, 2022
Ready to invest in some new home furnishings? There’s a lot to think about!  Along with the design and look of your new furniture, you’ll also need to think about the space that it will reside in. Furniture is an investment that you’ll want to last for years, so choosing well is key. Below are some tips for selecting the right furniture and accessories for your living space.
Room Size Considerations 
Choosing furniture for your home shouldn’t be a rushed process, it’s important to take the time to choose pieces that are right-sized for your space. Oversized pieces will make a small room feel cramped and cluttered. Conversely, items that are too small look out of place and can be dwarfed their surroundings. To get a good feel for how a piece of furniture will look in a given room, be sure to measure both furniture’s dimensions and the available space in your it’s going to be placed in.
Only Work with Reputable Dealers
Finding a dependable store is key. Unfortunately, there are a some less reputable companies selling their wares. Since furniture is one of your largest investments, make sure you do your research before you buy anything. Read online reviews and comparison shop before you make a purchase. Buying furniture online can be a great way to find and buy quality products at an affordable price. However, you’ll need to review these site and make sure they are legit. For brick and mortar stores, look at their products and see if they have good reviews.
Function over Form?
If you’re looking for an occasional table, choose one that’s the right size for your space and has a sturdy construction. The top should be suitable for holding drinks and books. If you’re seeking a  dining table, select one that’s large enough to seat your entire family and guests comfortably. Some dining room tables come with an insert-able leaf to make the table larger. For a sofa, choose one that’s not only comfortable but also stylish. By considering the function of each piece, you can slim down your options and quickly find the perfect pieces for your home.
What’s it Made of and Why?
Home furnishings are made out of a variety of materials that offer have a wide range of different looks and feel. These materials also require different levels of care and maintenance. Consider materials like leather or faux leather, plastic, or metal if you need low maintenance. These materials are very easy to clean and generally don’t require a lot of upkeep. If you need more durable materials, choose things like wood or wicker. These natural long-lasting materials can last for years with the proper care. Higher quality materials often costs a little more, but they will also last longer much longer. Choose the material that fits both your needs and your budget.
Colors, Should They Match or Complement?
Ask any interior designer and they will tell you that the colors of your furniture will play a large role in establishing your space’s overall look and feel. If you want a dramatic look, choose furniture that offers bold, bright colors. If you prefer a more subdued feel, opt for more muted tones. For the best results,  take into account how the colors of your furniture will coordinate with the other design elements in your space. For example, if you have a room that features brightly colored walls, you may want to choose furniture that in similar hues to create a cohesive look. Alternatively, if you have very neutral walls, you can experiment with different colors to add more visual interest to your space. Sometimes, a bright red sofa make for a great focal point and adds just the right “pop” of color.
Styles, Which One? 
Think about the overall aesthetics of your space. If you have a more traditional styled space, choose pieces that trend toward the traditional. If your space is a bit more modern, you can go for more contemporary pieces. This will ensure that your selections will fit in with the overall style of your space. Peruse some interior designer web site for inspiration concerning the style you think fits your space best. Some sites such as Pinterest will show you how to achieve a specific look by accessorizing or layering different pieces.
Take Your Time
No need to hurry. Don’t be in a rush when you’re choosing furnishings for your space. This is a big decision, and a large expense. You need to take your time and really think about what you need and want before you make any decisions. Once you’re ready and have a good idea of what you’re seeking, only then should you start shopping around. Compare different pieces and find the one that is perfect for your home.
Now that you know a bit more about how to choose the right home furnishings for your space, it’s time to start shopping. With these tips, you’ll be sure to create a wonderfully welcoming space with your personal touch.