So your construction or renovation project is complete. Next up – BUYING FURNITURE! To help prepare you for the process, here are just a few tips to keep your mind focused and make the task a little easier and ENJOYABLE! First, ask yourself these questions…How big is the space, how do you plan to use the space, what furniture do you want to keep. After you have established this..you must think FUNCTIONALITY. It’s not just finding the right look, decide if it needs to be a useful space, high traffic space, optimal seating space, TV watching, reading nook, or a “just for looks room”. Also, SCALE is very important when furnishing your home. Size of the room determines the size of the furniture…bedrooms for example. Think about how large or small you want your sectional. Where is your light fixture in the dining room..plan the dining table accordingly. The size of your walls determine the size of art you should buy. When choosing larger pieces of furniture, choose neutral tones, which will make it easier for you to switch out smaller pieces when your tastes and needs change. Choose things that compliment each other – rather than matching…boring! Don’t forget about TEXTURE! Not everything in your home should have the same look or feel. Choosing different patterns, colors, and shapes and introducing leather will give your room texture and interest. Also, give your room a FOCAL POINT to draw your eye into. The larger the room the more focal points you might have. Consider QUALITY! How long do you want your furniture to last and how comfortable do you want it. If you are a shopper..it won’t take you long to know what quality looks and feels like. Ask about warranties and how the furniture is made. Lastly and most important…your home must reflect your personality. Make the rooms in your home YOURS! Even after keeping all this in mind, it’s still a good idea to involve an interior designer to simplify the project. Come visit us at Deloufleur Décor & Designs.