When redecorating your home, picking your furniture can be a time-consuming and expensive process. With such an important purchase, it’s crucial to avoid some key furniture faux pas to achieve your ideal finished look.
When you choose your interior paint, wallpaper, and soft furnishings, opting for all-matching prints and colours can be a bit excessive. Having a set colour scheme is important, but choosing different shades will bring more depth to the finished look. The same applies when picking your furniture. If you find a piece that you love and it comes from a matching set, don’t feel obliged to buy every piece in that collection. Finding pieces with different wood tones, upholstery patterns, or even contrasting materials will help to create a completely unique look.
That doesn’t mean that every piece of furniture needs to clash – unless that’s your plan. The goal is to find a balance between matching and opposing styles to create a harmonious and unique interior look just for you.
2. Too much clutter!
A room with limited, or no, furniture can be empty, cold, and pretty much useless. But this doesn’t mean you need to fill every corner and crevice with bulky and unnecessary pieces. Take some time to really consider what the room is going to be used for, and choose your furniture wisely. You may be able to find furniture that perfectly combines practicality with some much-needed storage, to provide additional storage space and avoid unwanted clutter.
3. Buying your furniture last
When it comes to decorating, you might think that the furniture is the last thing you need to be purchasing. However, these will be the largest pieces in your living space, they become the feature of the room, so this may require extra planning. Putting this task at the bottom of the list could mean you struggle to find the perfect pieces to suit the decoration you’ve already completed. If you have a style in mind, your choice of furniture could help finalise the shade of paint and soft furnishings you opt for. Similarly, you may come across a piece that inspires a look that you hadn’t previously considered.
4. Settling for furniture that you don’t love
Just because a piece may suit the style that you’re attempting to achieve doesn’t mean you have to buy it! You should also avoid buying furniture to fill an empty space in your home. Furniture is often an expensive investment, so you need to make sure that you love what you are buying, no compromise. It should reflect your sense of interior style, as well as the overall style that you’re trying to achieve. If you don’t like it, leave it and keep on looking.
So, you’ve carefully picked your pieces, and you know what style you’re looking to achieve, but where do you put them? Again, this can be something that requires a little planning depending on the space you have available, but get it wrong, and the room could feel crowded, dark, and uncomfortable. When positioning furniture, make sure to take into consideration things like your choice of artwork and soft furnishings. Luckily, this is one faux pas that you can quite easily change.
Choosing a bespoke furniture piece will help you to avoid a lot of the furniture mishaps listed here. You have final say over the style, size, wood colour, and the upholstery fabric, to create a truly unique piece of furniture for you and your home. Contact the Bobbie Burns team today to begin the process of building your perfect furniture piece. We have the knowledge and expertise to create stunning, handcrafted, furniture that will stand the test of time.