Think about your lighting – If your room doesn’t have ceiling lights, you will need to prioritize the placing of lamp stands or tables that hold lamps. Work out which areas of the room need brightening during the day and place lamps there to maintain a balance of light in the room. Again, when it comes to night, make sure your lighting is well-balanced.
So just how do you choose the right interior furniture? – As mentioned, the interior furniture does need to be given a lot of thought. You need to ensure that the furniture you are thinking about fits perfectly into your home. Have you got a certain style that you want to keep with? If so and your style is a modern one, you do not really want to buy old antique furniture.
Style- As is the case in so many items of design, details make the difference. After you determine the look and feel that you are trying to achieve, then begin to design the slipcover. Think of your favorite clothing – you are dressing a chair, much like you would dress a body. Do you want fun and flirty? Maybe the ”skirt” of the chair, the fabric that falls below the seat, will be gathered will lots of fullness. Do you want tailored and sophisticated? How about a ”body” of the chair itself, with crisp lines and cording, and a skirt with box pleats accented with buttons.
When Susan Kostelecky of SK Designs in Houston, Texas needed to design a slipcover for a little girl’s room, she took creativity to a new level when she designed a ”ballerina” slipcover. Decked out in tulle, satin, embroidered flower buds and ribbon, an old wooden rocker with a cane seat has been transformed into the belle of the ball. Not surprisingly, this is the favorite piece of furniture in the room.
The type of furniture which you choose will be completely down to personal taste. All furniture is functional in some way but it is down to you to choose the right sizes and the right colors and themes to suit the room. It is advisable to take measurements before purchasing anything big, otherwise you could get it home and it may not even fit in the room. So do your research and take plenty of measurements beforehand. Overall choosing interior furniture can be hard work and it can take time and effort to find the right pieces to suit your needs!
And while we’re talking about fabrication, don’t forget that fabric can be used just about anywhere – so use that creativity! Slipcovers over your existing pillows work for a quick change. And fabric covers and skirts for tables, even coffee tables, are a good way to add texture and color to your existing pieces. So make a change and bring some ”cover” girls into your home. You’ll be glad you did! And if you walk into someone else’s house and have the urge to rearrange their furniture, interior design, redesign or home staging may be the career for you.