The opportunity to create new, modern furniture designs has been greatly helped by advances in technology, materials and tooling. Where older pieces were constructed of wood and adorned with intricate, fussy carvings and deep-coloured, luscious fabrics, contemporary furniture is more likely to be built from polished metal, sleek steel and moulded plastics. With the introduction of man-made padding after the Second World War, even soft, cushioned seating can be styled in a more ’clean’ and slick finish. Even the computer has had an impact on modern furniture, with designers more easily able to manipulate a prototype image to come up with striking and innovative new creations.
When you are looking into decorating your home one of the most important things that you need to purchase is furniture. Interior furniture makes all the difference when it comes to the overall look of the room and it needs to be something which will last for years to come also. It does need to be given a lot of thought if you want to create the right look and feel in any room.
A simple change in furniture arrangement gives any room a new look. If you can change the traffic flow of the room you’ll find it has a different feel altogether. If there are multiple focal points in your room change focus to from the old point to a new one. The family room is usually arranged around a focal point, so by changing the way the main feature appears can change the look of the room. A new entertainment center or a LED television can make this change, and other tricks can be retiling the fireplace or replacing the mantle. If the window is the focal point redecorate the windows.
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!