Choosing Furniture for Your House

If you have newly shifted to a new unfurnished house, you have a blank canvas in front of you. You can use your creativity and artistic bend of mind to decorate your house in a way that reflects your personality. Even if you have been living there for a while, it is always refreshing to change its d├ęcor a bit once in a while. Your home is the space where you spend live and spend most part of your life.

If that space doesn’t feel comfortable and pleasing to you then it is highly likely that you’ll remain frustrated most of the time. For offices as well, the task of choosing furniture is very important as you have to spend a major part of your day there. If your workspace is not inviting and doesn’t prompt you to work then you are in the cards to avoid your job.

You’ll agree with me on the fact that the appearance and appeal of a house is decided by its furniture. It is extremely essential to choose the right furniture according to the space, dimensions, aesthetics and colour of the house.

How to choose the right furniture
Choosing furniture can be a tricky task if you are new with interior decoration. Here are a few things that can be kept in mind when you go out for furniture shopping.

The first step is to choose furniture according to the compatibility between its functions and your needs. Each room has some basic functions like a dining room is for eating and a bedroom is for sleeping. Find furniture to equip the rooms to serve their functions. It is also necessary to identify your personal requirements and customise your furniture list accordingly. If you have kids then your choice of bed for the kid’s room will be different from your room. It is also necessary to keep in mind the need for complimentary furniture for each room. A bed room might also need a book shelf if you are a reader or will need a table for your computer or T.V., depending on your interests.

Determine the size, shape and dimensions of the furniture to be used. If you have a small dining area then buying a large table will make your room look small. Some shapes and patterns also play a role in managing the aesthetics of the room and making it appear big or small. Identify the compatibility of various shapes and dimensions of furniture with your room before buying it.

Identify the final look or the style you are trying to achieve and buy furniture that compliments the overall style. Research and look out for furniture that’ll contribute in achieving the visual impact you are trying to create.

Also check the material of the furniture you are intending to buy. Some materials are of cheap quality that might not be durable and some materials shouts rich with its very appearance. Materials also contribute to or decrease the visual impact you are trying to create.

It is not necessary that you’ll be able to incorporate every piece of furniture you like. The size and dimensions of your house and the overall style of the house is also to be considered. Make vice choices of furniture that’ll serve the purpose as well as last long.

I Love Rustic Furniture

I have a reoccurring dream that I have an entire houseful of rustic furniture. I am usually sorry to wake up and find out it was just a dream. I really love the look of rustic furniture, and to own an entire houseful is indeed a dream to be dreaming!

I love the way the wood is crafted on each individual piece. Mixing some woods together such as Fir and Pine can make a piece unique as well as a beautiful sight to see. I love that so many of the legs on tables and chairs are the logs of the wood used. I love the look of just about all of it. I often think about how I would furnish a room if, or hopefully, when I could actually acquire some of those beautiful pieces of furniture.

I have considered which room. The living room, the bedroom, the game or family room, all have given me so many ideas. I cannot truly think of any room that would not be so beautifully enhanced with the decor made of these beautiful rustic pieces.

This type furniture does not dictate the same rules as other wood furniture choices where you need to be careful not to pick dark and light wood for the same room. With rustic creations, you can throw out some of those strict guidelines and make choices that are more pleasing than you might imagine. You can completely free up your imagination and your emotions to create a room you will enjoy just the way you want to enjoy it.

So first look for the items you would favor. Then you can choose the room you want to furnish. If you want your items to be of all the same wood, feel free, but do remember you can always select wood that is complementary and not necessarily matching. So start your search. There are many online retailers and handcrafters as well as neighborhood shops that offer rustic furniture and furnishings.

I would suggest you look around for awhile before you start picking out your items. The fun is choosing and imagining. The excitement is in finding just the right piece.

I have done enough dreaming about this type of decor that I know it is not going to be quick and easy, there are so many wonderful choices, and possibly your limit will be governed more by your budget than your desire.

You also might want to consider your floor while you are considering your furniture. If you have hardwood floors you are all set. These items look so perfect for hardwood floors. In my opinion, you will not want carpet. I just do not think this kind of furniture shows up to its most alluring on a carpet. Of course, all of that will be your choice but if you have hardwood or tile you might want to pick out an oval or a round braided rug to compliment the furniture you choose. Believe me, you might really like the effect this will give your room.

So, you can be giving this some thought while you are looking for just the right rustic pieces of furniture. You don’t want to neglect the other items you will want to add, like throw pillows, curtains, chair cushions on your “Adirondack” chairs for instance. These are the choices that will highlight the furniture.

Choices, delightful choices. It can be daunting, and it can be fun.

Colors, styles, all will matter more than just the particular type wood you favor. Whether your choice is Hickory, Teak, Pine, Cedar or Fir, all are good choices, but please be certain that you do not choose colors and patterns that will clash or take away from the charm you are creating

I believe you will know when you make just the right choices. And along with the wood, the colors and the styles, remember, you will not want to “over-furnish” your room. These beautiful rustic pieces tend to be larger than your average tables, chairs, and sofas, so the right amount, not overdoing, is important.

As long as you keep some of these ideas in mind, I know you will have a wonderful adventure choosing your new decor.

I will be a little envious but I wish you luck for the success you need to truly enjoy your new surroundings.

I keep trying to find some rustic furniture creations for my Home Furnishings site, so you can wish me luck too.

Marvela Smith just loves looking for all types of Home Furnishings. She is not an expert in all phases of Home Decor, but she does have a love of trying to help her customers make the right choices for them so that any room is a pleasant place for them to enjoy. She stays busy trying to find new and exciting pieces to offer in the hope she will be able to offer the right items for their home furnishings You are invited to come see what she has found or ask her and she will look for anything you have in mind. She would love to help you find what you need.

Country Cottage Charm

Country Cottage home decor is filled with appealing traces of the past, the nostalgic country cottage shows as simple, practical and cheerful. Inspired by old bygone days it is easy to create in your home today.

Charming storage needy country cottages are often seen with vintage storage cabinets, rustic cupboards and antique wood armoires that store essentials. Even though your home has built-in storage, vintage furniture pieces carry an aesthetic charm. Store linens in a vintage iron strap wooden trunk that serves as a coffee table as well. Display pretty country artifacts and everyday essentials in open bookcases built from old mid century doors and wrought iron. Hide gadgets and electronic behind the doors of a weathered patina cabinet.

Old woods that have stood the test of time and seen generations go by carry the beauty of age. The comfort from the earthy woods and furniture that shows hints of the past, warm muted colors and repeated washed textures of the carved consoles and old door media chests give a lived in feel.

The color palette for your rooms is warm, muted and gentle, as if fading over time. Creamy whitewashed doors and subtle yellows a brighter version in the distressed ochre coffee table with floral curtains and you are almost there. Hard-used doors show many coats of paint with nicks and chips and worn edges.Intimate comfy spaces for conversation, a daybed with old pashmina wool blankets makes a wonderful addition. Use old room dividers or doors as headboards and keep linen simple with white quilts.

Handloom cotton bedspreads and patchwork pillows add to a casual mood. Sturdy wood floors and a veranda triple arch lining the porch add cottage-style architectural detail. Hand crafted baskets or rusted metal buckets hold supplies. A swing in the porch provides extra seating and potted plants everywhere bursting with flowers give the warm homely touch.

Quiet and simple is a character of country cottage, avoid layering and keep windows bare as well as floors. No fuss and simple sitting on a rugged old door dining table with iron chairs, flowers from your garden are the only accent needed.

Accessorize with faded textiles and graphic displays from local business, old farm stands and oxcart benches. Antique doors and windows have a rustic old elegance displayed near a sculpture or a water fountain. Country living and cottage charm blended with relaxed lived in casual charm.