With spring in full effect and summer just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to redecorate your home. Switching up your furniture has a huge impact on the way you view and use your home. A small change can make a huge difference when it comes to furniture. Whether you want to make a small change or completely remodel your house, updating your furniture is always a good idea.
Finding the right furniture for your house and style can be tough as there are many options to consider and choose from. From finding the right pieces and making sure they fit your aesthetic and price range, to making sure they go with your other furniture. To help you make the most of this exciting experience, here are a few tips and tricks to guide you along the way. Follow this list and refurbish your home the right way by choosing the right furniture for the job!
Set a budget
The first thing you need to do when setting out to refurbish your home is to set a budget. Buying furniture can get expensive fast and it’s easy to get in over your head before you’ve even started. To set the record straight and to stay out of trouble, set a budget for yourself before you start buying anything. An initial budget will help keep your furniture search within the realm of reality and will help you find more of what you need and can afford. Increasing your budget later if needed is always much easier than having to decrease it.
Choose a style
Once you’ve set a budget goal, it’s time to turn your attention to what style or theme you’re going for. Do some research and find out what kind of era and style goes with your personality and goals for your home. Whether you like retro stylish Bonacina furniture by Niche Beverly or something modern like Knoll, there’s something out there for everyone. If you don’t know what style you like, there are plenty of ways to find out. Mix and match and experiment with different styles, textures, and materials. Explore the current trends to get some inspiration and find your perfect style.
Create a purpose for the space
Aside from budget and style, you need to set a purpose for the space if you’re in the market for some furniture. A great way to make a good investment when shopping for furniture is to shop with purpose. If you have an empty room to furbish, decide what the room is going to be used for first. If you decide to create a home office, look for comfy work chairs and stylish tables. If you want to make an outdoor movie theater in your backyard, look for outdoor chairs and snack tables. Having a purpose in mind for a room can help you find the perfect pieces.
Go for higher quality
When shopping for furniture for your home, it’s always better to go for quality over quantity. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and options and start crowding your home with unnecessary items. This can visually de-value your home and can make you feel boxed in and stressed. Instead of buying in bulk, opt for buying fewer, higher-quality items of furniture. Invest in a single good couch rather than several smaller, inferior chairs. Higher-quality furniture not only looks better but will last longer, so you can rest easy knowing you’ve made a good investment.
Aside from style and function, when looking for new furniture, you also need to think about size and space. Whether you live in a mansion or a small 2 bedroom apartment, each house and room have a limited amount of space available. Measure your space before settling on anything to make sure it fits in your home. Many inexperienced homeowners make the mistake of buying furniture before they’ve measured it. Doing this is both inefficient and wasteful. Always measure before buying to avoid any mishaps or disappointments.
Think about the number of people
The only time you should be thinking about quantity when buying furniture is for how many people you’re shopping for. The furniture in your home should be able to accommodate all the residents comfortably. When shopping for furniture, always base your decision on the number of people currently in your home. If you live alone, avoid the huge, full-size sectionals and opt for a few chairs instead. If you live with a large family, get a dining table that can fit each family member for dinner. If you often have guests staying over, be on the lookout for expandable furniture.
Last but not least, when shopping for furniture, it’s always a good idea to be smart with your money. Furniture shopping can get expensive, so it’s always good to have a few tricks up your sleeves to save money and make a good investment. There are plenty of ways to save money when refurbishing your home. Start your search months before you plan on buying new furniture, and keep an eye out for sales. Buying second-hand is both more affordable and more retro if you like vintage designs. Instead of buying furniture, you can give your existing furniture a new life by mending or repurposing it.
So there you have it! With these tips and tricks, you’re ready to take on the furniture world and give your home a facelift! With so many options out there, it’s hard to find furniture that is right for you. Choosing the right furniture for your senses and sensibilities starts with setting a budget. Next, choose a style that reflects your personality and shop accordingly. Decide on what you want your room or space to be and look for furniture that fits that description.
If you can, invest in higher quality furniture that will last longer and save you money in the long run. Before you settle on anything, always measure your space to make sure your new furniture can fit. When getting new pieces for your home, remember to think about the number of people living in it. Last but not least, get creative and shop smart when getting furniture. Experiment with second-hand stores or DIY projects and always keep an eye out for sales. Keep these tips in mind, good luck, and happy refurbishing!