Furniture is a crucial part of your home as any furniture store will tell you, both for fashion and for function. It doesn’t matter whether we are talking about bed frames, armoires, wardrobes, mattresses, kitchen or dining room tables, desks, chairs, or bunk beds each piece of furniture provides you with an opportunity to express your unique and individual design style. Not only that they also provide useful places to sit, sleep, eat, and enjoy your home and surroundings.
The key is defined well-designed, and well priced furniture that will suit your needs both immediately and also in the long term. For this reason we almost always advise going with a solid wood furniture product as it is not only both environmentally friendly and eco-safe but it will also stand the test of time both in wear and tear and also in style.
It doesn’t matter what kind of what you decide to go with either. If you’re working with a lower budget then Pine is often a great choice but if you’re looking for something a little more chic and upscale then you may want to look into maple, birch, alder, or even Spruce which is not traditionally used for furniture but it’s a great softwood that helps to retain heat.
Still also want to take a look at the room that you’re planning on staging. Too often people make mismatch decisions based solely on designing the room one piece of furniture at a time opposed to looking at the overall design of the home. Interior design should be organic and holistic taking the entire building into consideration with each individual furniture selection. This way you not only keep a common and consistent theme going throughout your home and throughout each room but you also are able to form a better plan for both the look of the home and also your overall budget.
We seen time and time again that when budget is a secondary factor costs can quickly escalate and fly right out-of-control. This can all be avoided by designing your interior design plan ahead of time and making a detailed list of each furniture piece, where it’s going to going home, and what exactly you want.