Now that you are done with your moving process it’s time to get involved in the second most daunting process; the proper furnishing of your property. It can be quite an anxiety-inducing process as a piece of furniture once bought for is final. However, you can now make the job f selecting the right furniture for your property fun instead of panicking. All you need to do is asses a few key elements;
- The longevity of the item
- Will it be hard to maintain the piece of furniture?
- The net investment required for the purchase
Make sure of what you like and what you want
Ensuring this is the first step towards a happy purchase. You need to be aware of what you like and want at your property. Additionally, you also need to keep in mind the real estate available for a specific piece of furniture. You can start by making a list of the colours, textures, and patterns you prefer. Mixing and matching are important and essential. There are different décor categories to choose from,
- Casual – The comfy looking, earthy and wood creations that go with every kind of interior decoration
- Contemporary – Modern, sharp, angular furniture designs usually from metal
- Country – Here you can go for the soft and floral painted wood furniture
- Traditional – The safest bet with the antiques, dark red wood, damask and chintz furniture
- Eclectic – Here you have the choice to go for ethnic or artisan designs which are highly customized
Evaluation of the existing décor
The second most important aspect that you need to keep in mind is your existing décor. Take measurements for the exact available real estate at your property to furnish it with materials that fit the dimensions. Review the furniture you already own to ensure whether the new piece will go with it or not. Maybe you require a bit of facelift on your old furniture, or you might just require a consultation with a furniture repair service.
You need to consider your lifestyle before deciding on your furniture. This is highly essential as you might be an animal lover with dogs or cats at your home. Having pets especially the ones with claws means no silk or similar high-priced fabric for curtains or some expensive leather sections.
Decide on what you need
You have to start slowly while furnishing your new home. Make a list of what is essential and required rather than purchasing everything you like all together. Start with a specific room, replace the old and worn out pieces and then purchase a few of the absolute essentials for that room.
Setting a budget
You need to shop around a bit to get the best quotes for a specific piece of furniture. Be patient while shopping around to get the best deal for your buck.
Many stores make provisions for free design consulting, product brochures and planning guides. Make sure you are taking advantage of these free services.
Keep in mind all the points mentioned above and trust the self-judgment skills you possess. Don’t go by other’s recommendations since it’s your home you are decorating.