Why Furniture Matters When Designing Your Home

October 25, 2017

If you’re planning to redecorate your home, you’ll need to choose the right furniture. Whether it’s the bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen or elsewhere, furniture plays an instrumental role in interior design.

It Can Make Spaces Look Bigger or Smaller

You might be surprised to learn that furniture can affect the perceived size of a room or area. If you are decorating a foyer with limited space, using small furniture painted white will make it look bigger and more open. On that same note, larger furniture painted black will make a space look smaller.

It Defines the Decor Style

Furniture is arguably the single most influential element in a home’s decor style. If you want to achieve a contemporary home decor, for instance, you should use furniture with clean lines and symmetry. But if you want a cottage style home decor, you should use furniture with light tones and wavy lines. Aligning your furniture with your preferred decor style will help you achieve that style in your home.

It Offers Aesthetic and Functional Benefits

Furniture is dual-purpose in the sense that it offers both aesthetic and functional benefits. In addition to defining the decor style and enhancing the room’s appearance, furniture is used for other purposes. Couches and recliners, for example, are used for seating whereas dressers and chests of drawers are used for storage. On the other hand, rather than a basic ottoman for the living room, perhaps you should consider a storage ottoman. Storage ottomans offer the beauty of a traditional ottoman but with the added benefit of storage space.

Quality Matters

The quality of furniture can affect its longevity and ease of maintenance. Cheap furniture made of particle board may break or otherwise degrade more quickly than premium, well-made furniture. If you want your furniture to withstand the hands of time, choose from a reputable vendor like Hudson Furniture.

It Affects the Flow of Traffic

Yes, there’s a flow of traffic in your home — and it’s affected by the surrounding furniture. Filling your living room with large, awkwardly arranged couches may force you to walk around them when entering and leaving. Ideally, you should design your home so the flow of traffic is natural and uninterrupted.

As you can see, furniture matters when designing a home. It affects the perceived size of a space, defines the decor style, offers aesthetic and functional benefits and more.

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