Who did not stop buying a piece of furniture and repent? It seems simple, but from the need for furniture to the completion of its purchase and implementation, there must be a series of small analyzes that help you not to screw it up. It is not only the size of the furniture, it is also the style, the shape, the material, the color and, of course, the exact location. And, last but not least, the furniture you buy has to be useful, functional and practical. There is nothing more terrible than buying a piece of furniture that in the end does not serve what we needed, or that is out of place, or that is very rough, or very fragile.
The tips in this idea book are basic and truly helpful. Read them and take note because you will remember us when you have to buy furniture. Oh yes!
1. Will grab the tape measure
Whether for the living room, the kitchen or the bedroom, the first thing to do is to know exactly the measurements of the space that the furniture will occupy. You will have already seen that every good decorator does not leave his house without his meter in his pocket. I measured the width and length and wrote it down, because one always forgets afterwards. Best online furniture
2. Pencil and paper
In case you are going to furnish from scratch, the most professional thing you can do is a plan. Whether you already have some furniture or not, the drawing guides you a lot about the possibilities and limitations of your environment. If you have graph paper, the better. Keep in mind, when making the proportions, not to pile furniture in the drawing, because live and direct can change things a lot.
3. Don’t be slammed open
Something also happens is that a piece of furniture is next to the door or the window and is a hindrance. Then you have to run everything a little further, from which the decoration on the other side is unbalanced and so on. Of course, none of this happens if you choose a custom furniture. The floating sideboard by Lenny is wonderful, well flush with the windows.
4. Visualize the future
And yes, interior design has to take into account the purpose of everything. Even if it is a piece of furniture for ornaments, it has to be perfectly located and in balance with the whole. If you do not know what type of furniture you want for your home, you can even try drawing with chalk on the floor, or putting on the wall what would be the probable contour. And, needless to say, sharpen your critical sense. That is not that by a mess you ruin your living room. Think about it and, meanwhile, fall in love with that modular shelf suitable for bedrooms and living rooms by Rodrigo Maia Arquitectura + Design.
5. Style detector
It can happen that you find yourself in a very neutral or, conversely, very eclectic environment, and you don’t know what style you have to choose for your new furniture. Perhaps you like modern clear acrylic chairs for the dining room, to give an example taking advantage of the beautiful decoration of Deborah Garth Interior Design; then the question would be whether those chairs look good in your dining room. One parameter is the light in the room: the creation of light spaces is a parameter that never fails. On the other hand, if the walls are white, you can play with the color of the furniture and its accessories. A neutral base supports many more variables than a defined character environment.
6. Furniture as investment
Quality is important in furniture. Poor quality upholstery is likely to spoil quickly. Think about the use you will make of your furniture and whether there will be children who can scratch, hit, dirty or break it. It is not advisable to buy delicate furniture if there are small children in the house. Nor structures that could be dangerous. It is better to live in peace and let children be children. On the other hand, if you live in a humid area, try to make the furniture materials resist this characteristic.
7. Shapes and materials
You can find contemporary, avant-garde, rustic or classic furniture. Modern furniture is those that adhere to the neutral. In this category you will find materials such as wood, glass, acrylic, lacquer or metal, with little color variation between the range of beige, gray and white. The avant-garde, offer shapes and colors that stand out, making them ideal for neutral environments. In the image above, from Pop Arq, we see a white bedroom sideboard of old lines, ideal for an environment of dark and earthy tones, which was great in an eclectic bedroom.
8. Choose “based on”
For bedrooms, an easy way to solve the choice of furniture is to do it based on the bed. In this way you will be able to choose in a symmetrical and balanced way the bedside tables, the wardrobe, the chest of drawers or chiffonier, and the accessories that you apply later. As a final tip, we tell you not to be afraid to combine textures or colors. Sometimes buying everything just like in catalogs can be too impersonal. Give your own touch to your house; Yes, with aesthetic criteria and spatial sense. And if you make a mistake, celebrate it because we learn from mistakes. Health!