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Find the Right Furniture for Your Lifestyle

Sep 12th, 2014

Your furniture says a lot about you – your lifestyle and your personality. Choosing the right furniture for your apartment home is not always easy.

There are so many options available! Colors, styles, price ranges…it can be overwhelming.

Finding furniture is about choosing what makes you happy. Matching your furniture to your lifestyle is about designing a space specifically for you.

Ultimately, it’s how you get the most out of your home.

Questions You Need To Answer

When selecting furniture for your apartment, there are some obvious questions to ask, such as what styles and colors are you drawn to? Should the furniture be child or pet friendly? How many people will occupy the room at the same time? The answers to these questions will help you get moving with finding furniture your space, but digging a little deeper will help you uncover some real insight.

Some questions can even inspire you and help you get the very best out of your interiors, such as:

  • Where would you most like to live?
  • What do you like to do on holidays?
  • When are you most happy?

Creating the home of your dreams is within your reach. Think about who you are and what makes you happy.

An Empty Room – Opportunity Knocks!

A great way to achieve the best results for decorating your apartment is to take it one room at a time. So what’s the best way to decorate one room at a time? One piece at a time.

Just as one color compliments another, your furniture, regardless of its age or style, can sit side by side and work together to produce great results. If your lifestyle is complex and your personality is unique, then your furniture will probably be that way too. So, go ahead and put old furniture with new, one style of furniture with another.  If it fits who you are and you like it, then go for it.

How to Maximize Your Space

A great trick to get the most out of any room is maximizing your space and getting all the furniture you need while not overdoing it with anything extra that will cause your place to look or feel cramped.

One of the easiest ways to get the most out of a room is to use shelving and overhead storage to maximize space. It’s OK to build upwards. Stackable furniture or ‘hide-away’ pieces can help clear the clutter from any room.

You should also use color to your advantage. A common misconception about using darker colors is that it makes a room feel smaller when in fact the opposite is true. Darker colors make the corners of a room recede and actually give the impression of a larger space. Using warmer colors on the walls helps create a cozy feeling, while bright colors can reflect light and give a sense of openness.

Bringing a Room Together

No matter what size room you’re furnishing, choosing furniture that is scaled to the room will help you get the most out of your space. Design techniques for larger rooms offer interesting ideas which can be incorporated into the successful design of any space. Take for example the use of bold patterns which are large in scale. This is a great way to reflect your personality, while adding interesting focal points to a room. Of course, lighting fixtures and lights can really help pull a room together and give it that finished feel.

There are lots of great furniture ideas available online – don’t be afraid to borrow a decorating idea here or there!

A Design for All Time?

Over time, your tastes will change. Like fashion trends, furniture styles can come and go with the seasons. Let your furniture reflect your personality, but in doing so, remember there is no one single design for all time.

One way many people keep ahead of trends while also stretching their furniture budget is through furniture rental. Nowadays, it’s easy to get short term and long term rental options. For many people, it’s fun to test out styles and experiment with furniture…and renting can make updating according to your tastes really easy.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember finding the right furniture for your lifestyle is all about being as comfortable as you can be in your home. Designing a space around you is a gift to yourself that keeps on giving!

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