So, you have a few ideas and you’re itching to give your home the touch of style that it really deserves. It might be tempted to get the ball rolling immediately and to buy that one big piece of furniture you want to start off with. However, don’t go making any mistakes by being too hasty. Here are the steps you need to take before you start flashing that cash.
Know your needs and circumstances
This should come first in any equation. Know the room you’re looking to style and what’s on offer to help you get there. For instance, if you’re on a budget, you have to plan how every new addition is going to fit into it. Don’t forget to consider the specifications of the room such as the size and shape. All too often, people will buy a big couch for a small room, not realizing it really limits their choices as to what they can do with the rest of that space.
If you don’t have a palette in mind, it’s way too easy to start choosing and purchasing items together that clash when put together or don’t go well with your walls. Simply visit paint stores near you and start looking at their palette guides to help you get a better sense of the colors you want to go with.
Order it right
If you fit in the furniture before you paint the walls, you’re only giving yourself more work to do. Make sure you get the order right. Start by painting or putting in any work you want on the ceiling. Next comes the walls, whether you’re painting, papering, fitting faux stone or otherwise. After that, comes the trim and any changes to the floor you want to make. Only once you’re satisfied with all of those do you add the furniture.
Get the pro’s opinion
It’s always a good idea to see how your furniture might suit your style and feel how it is to touch before you decide to incorporate it. Visit furniture stores near you and get a look at their showrooms as opposed to simply picking pieces from a catalogue. Most high-end furniture stores also have style advisors that might be able to help advise you on other pieces that match the ones you have already decided on.
Aim for quality, not quantity
Make sure you’re investing in quality above all else. You might think that splitting your budget up amongst smaller purchases might be wise, but it could cost you more in the end. Cheaper furniture tends to degrade and break more easily, meaning they don’t have as much of a lifespan and are going to need to be replaced before too long.
If you get too hasty and start buying décor pieces without a real plan, you can end up with a mismatch of styles, or not enough space or budget to complete the redesign. Take it slow, do your research, and figure out what you really need.