Choosing furniture for your home can be a stressful task. Although these days there are many applications and websites that can help visualizing looks, the reality is that sometimes an overload of images can create more confusion than support.
Choose a defined aesthetic
It is important to start analysing the way you like living in your home (rather than it being picture perfect). How much time do you spend in each area of the house? Do you want your living room to be relaxing or energizing?
This will help you choosing which type of furniture and lighting you might want to purchase for each space. If you would like to have a minimal and elevated space it is good to go for furniture with clean and sharp lines, keeping colours in shades of white and grey like in this Saba Limes Sofa (https://sabaitalia.it/prodotto/new-limes/)
BUILD AROUND A FOCAL OBJECT
If you have a couple of statement pieces that you absolutely must have or keep then make them your focal point and build your room around them. Find furniture, accessories, fabrics that complement and elevate that particular item in order to keep the whole space more harmonious and.
CHOOSE FURNITURE THAT WILL LAST
When buying furniture do not overlook the quality and detail of construction. Avoid buying anything that feels too flimsy and when purchasing seating (sofa in particular) comfort is key. No matter how gorgeous your new upholstery piece is you will not make use of it if it is not comfortable.
Colours have the ability of changing completely the look and mood of a space so it is very important to work on the overall colour scheme of each area. You can perhaps start with a neutral pallet of white, beige, greys and add accent pop bright colours. It is definitely not needed to over stress about colour matching, instead you can be bold and mix up patterns just as long as the overall palette does not get out of control.
When looking at improving your bedroom in particular, here are a couple of tips to help creating a truly luxury, personal and comfortable space.
- One of the secrets of why 5- star hotels bedrooms look so tremendously comfortable is because they master the art of layering bedding.
Layering has the power to give your space an instant glamour upgrade. Try using the super lush linens, covers and pillow cases of Frette. (https://www.frette.com)
- Use a statement bed frame to give your personal space some glamour and add curtains to make it look even cosier and intimate.
There are many different options, from four posts to platform, this circular bed from Ivano Redaelli is definitely an eye-catching choice (http://www.ivanoredaelli.it/en/night/glamour)
- If you are decorating a guest room that does not have a big footprint try to look at stylish daybeds or at sophisticated sofa beds like Ivano Redeaelli’s Madil (http://www.ivanoredaelli.it/en/night/madil) or Potocco’s Loom Bed (http://potocco.potoccospa.com/item/loom-daybed-880db/)
- Another idea for smaller spaces is to stick to a monochromatic look, especially with a light and fresh palette. This will help making the bedroom feel less claustrophobic.
- The importance of having a soft, stylish rug around your bed should not be under-estimated as there is nothing worse than stepping out of the bed (no matter how comfortable it is) onto a cold, hard floor.
You can find plenty of options here at Belgium specialist Limited Edition (http://www.le.be)
Here are instead a couple of tips that will help you when purchasing another main piece of home furniture: the sofa
It might seem obvious but the first thing is to know the exact measurement of the living room so that you can calculate what is the dimension of sofa you are looking for that will not only fit but also have enough space to move around at ease.
Consider also the scale of the rest of the furniture that will be around your sofa and make sure that they are right proportion-wise.
To enhance conversation it is important to create multiple seating areas, perhaps an L-shape sofa with two armchairs opposite.
Since sofas are items that tend to be used a lot on a daily basis consider buying something designed to last. If you have younger children or pets you might want to opt for a more durable and sturdy fabric or perhaps choose a darker colour that can cover up stains more easily.
Last but not least you can spice up things by adding cushion covers with stronger hues or patterns.