Many blindly buy new pieces of furniture. By that, we don’t mean that they put a blindfold on and randomly select a piece of furniture, either on a website or in a store. Not at all. What we mean is, they don’t consider some key questions, all paramount when going through the process of getting new furniture. Today we, as furniture specialists, are going to explore these questions and tell you why they’re vital. In the future, this should help you when you come to buy a new piece.
How Much Room Are You Working With
An obvious one, yes, but you’d be amazed by how many people return furniture to us stating ‘it didn’t fit’. When it comes to space, we always recommend being economical; there’s nothing worse than furniture overpowering the room it contains. So, have a look at what you have and be frugal with it. Consider how it could best be utilised.
Who’s Going To Be Sitting In The Thing
Once again obvious, but necessary. People can often fall into the trap of simply buying what they think looks best. Easy to do, really. We obviously want our home to look as nice possible, however, you have to consider the audience. Say, if the furniture will be placed in a room where your children and their friends often play, then a furniture piece made up of delicate material or perhaps an easily stain-damaged colour is obviously less than ideal.
Which Colour Suits Best
Which colour would you like most? But not only that, which colour suits the palette the room currently has. If you get a contrasting colour to the rest of the room, it may look garish and jarring. You need to stay on point with the theme of the room, which can be limiting and frustrating, but unless you’re a revolutionary interior designer, it’s a losing battle going against it.
What’s The Longevity On This Thing?
How long are you going to realistically use the piece of furniture for? Now, obviously, this can be a hard question to answer. If you’re the more experienced type of person (don’t worry, we refuse to use the word old), how long did you use your last similar type of furniture for? Better yet, perhaps you know exactly how long you want to use this piece for. If it’s a stopgap, don’t splash; if it’s for the long term, then splash away. Empty the pool.
If the space is entirely new to you, you’re going to need to decide on a style. A style can either be a wave of aesthetic, or it can simply be a colour. If you decide to take the colour route, you mix different eras of interior design, like, for example, retroism and futurism. However, if you decide on a style rather than a colour, like say, minimalist, you can mix up the colours. Soon we’ll be running an article on waves of interior design, so perhaps that’ll help you.
We hope we have made the process of buying your new furniture piece easier. If you have any lingering musings, feel free to get in touch and discuss it with us. We’re always willing to help. If you’d simply like some visual inspiration, come and see us in Penryn, near Truro, to view one of UK’s largest in-store furniture selections.