Decorating your home is such an exciting time! When I sealed the deal on my new place I couldn’t wait to begin the process and pick the perfect pieces to complement my style. I’ve gotten a ton of questions regarding my home updates and how I choose to shop for furniture, so I decided to give you some pointers for picking out some pieces. These are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for furniture and choosing the best pieces for your and your home.
Determine Your Overall Aesthetic
First things first, you have to set the tone. Are you more into neutrals and soft hues? Are you dark and moody? You’re the only one who can decide what will match your aesthetic the most while still looking great inside of your home. Once you make this decision it’ll be easier for you to determine colors, textures, shapes, accessories and everything in between.
Choose the Right Fabric and Finish
This is one of the most fun parts about furniture shopping, but it can also be stressful if you can’t decide on an aesthetic. If you’re into lighter colors and taking a more minimal approach with your furniture, you’ll need fabrics that can easily be cleaned or aren’t prone to stains. As for your finish, you’ll want to keep the look and durability in mind. You can do everything from varnish to shellac, it all depends on your top priority is.
Know When to Splurge
Furniture is an investment, period. With that being said, you shouldn’t feel the need to splurge on every single piece for your home, especially if it’s your first place, or you can picture yourself moving again in the near future. Splurge on whichever room is the most sacred and important to you, and the purchase will feel just right. Always be sure to try and save where you can!
Keep Storage in Mind
Everyone’s home is obviously different, and some have more storage options than others. If your home doesn’t have as much storage as you desire, you can always compromise with furniture. There are plenty of pieces that offer storage options such as coffee tables, beds, and armoires. This will allow you to keep more of an open space, versus buying a ton of different storage pieces separately.
Where to shop!
I love to browse furniture online, there are a few places I shop for furniture and accessories that you can click on below
Shop some of my favorite current home items below!