How exciting! You are here because you are thinking about buying new
furniture or your reinventing your existing collection by changing your room layout. Perhaps you are
completely revamping your whole look or updating your old, for new or
looking for that one item that is the icing on the cake for your room. It could be a very interesting chair from the classics you can see in the image below or a show stopping table.
This subject is completely diverse and truly there is something available to suit everyone's design style. To help you make your judgement and selection a whole lot easier, define what your preferred concept is first and then lets go. For example if your concept is the Arts and Crafts style, you definitely won't be looking for a high-tech collection or if you are a big colonial interior design fan, adding modern Moroccan interior decor just wouldn't work and so on and on.
Probably the most important pieces of furniture that you will buy are in fact the most necessary. There are two schools of thought:
1. Function Follows Form
2. Form Follows Function
Allow your home be beautiful so that you enjoy it and have it just the way you want however, don't compromise on quality. My advise is to go for a combo of the aforementioned statements. Make your selection aesthetically perfect to fit with your design style however, try to get the best quality that your budget will allow. YOU'RE WORTH IT!
1. Firstly, try having a go at drawing out a floor plan before you begin making any interior design changes. This is an excellent way to understand what space you have to work with in each of your rooms.
Whether you are buying new furniture or keeping what you have, drawing a floor plan is something I strongly recommend you do as it will help you to get the most out of your arrangement and layout. Even if your room is a little small, just begin by making a simple sketch. Actually, it is probably better to begin with a smaller room, then you will be more confident to work on bigger rooms.
Click here to learn about drawing a FLOOR PLAN
2. Your home contains what I call 'big items and small items'. The BIG items are for example, your bed, sofa, chairs, dining table, tv etc and small items are your accessories.
Each of your
big items should relate to your design style, and aim at having your
accessories compliment both your space and the big items. All work
together to create an inspired collection of furniture that represents
you. Your accessories may be of a more eclectic collection which compliments your style. Try not to have too much fuss or you could loose sight of your design goals.
There are some 'golden rules' so to speak about furniture arrangement and when you understand the basics then your interior design will be a whole lot easier.
Click here for the Golden Rules info: GOLDEN
3. Each of your rooms have what is called 'activity space'. This is what the space around each of your items and objects is known as. Therefore there are some spacing guidelines to help you make the most out of your room size and shape. Once you get an idea for the kind of space and measurements needed between each of your big items then your room will start to look well balanced and harmonized.
Click here for the spacing guidelines: MEASUREMENTS
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