You’ve decided to invest in your home furnishings, but where do you start? How do you begin the selection process? There are so many options to choose from, and if you’re making an investment in furniture that will last you for years to come, you want to make informed decisions.
When we begin a furnishings project, we create a realistic budget based on the number and types of pieces needed. Then we ask questions like…
- What are your goals for the space aesthetically?
- How will this room be used? TV watching, reading, conversation, and entertaining?
- How often will the space be used, and by whom?
Needs for a young, active family may differ from those of empty nesters, so we like to know your specific needs. Then we create a furniture plan for the space based on your preferences.
After you’ve decided on a layout, the search for your home furnishing can begin! Here are our top 3 tips to get you on the right track…
1. Splurge on High-Traffic Items
Identify the high-traffic, weight-bearing pieces that you will use daily. These may be dining chairs, bar stools, sofas, chairs, or area rugs. We suggest investing in high-quality frames and cushion construction with durable finishes for these types of furnishings. You get what you pay for on high-traffic pieces!
2. Spend Extra on Showstopping Details
Spending extra on statement pieces will give you an excellent value for the extra investment and give your home a high-end designer feel. Examples of statement pieces are decorative lighting, unique fabrics on throw pillows, or small, upholstered pieces. Investing in showstopping details gives your home that “wow” factor.
3. Save on All Other Furnishings
Save your money on support pieces that do not get much daily use. Instead, we suggest well-designed pieces that will not break the bank. This may be the credenza that sits below your TV, the sofa and chairs in your living room, or a guest bedroom that is rarely used.
When you work with us, you start your home furnishing investment journey with a thoughtful plan and thorough budget. This ensures that you spend your money well, and the list of investments is all-inclusive. Then we guide you to make selections for furniture pieces, finishes, fabrics, and details that will bring your dream home to life!
Have questions about how to develop a thoughtful budget for your design project? Give us a call…we’d love to help you out!
Until next time,