Moving to a new house can be stressful, and at the same time, challenging experience, especially when you have to decorate from scratch. At this point, a lot of questions must be flying through your head. For example: how can I make this place look better, while trying to reflect my style, do I want a trendy, or comfortable home, and do I want to decorate on budget or splurge?
All these factors play a significant role in an outcome and can help you avoid some rookie mistakes. You would apply the same rules when you are choosing your Home Office Furniture. Now, let’s see what tricks you can employ to make your home look spectacular.
Don’t start with the furniture store
How many times have you heard: don’t go grocery shopping when you are hungry? It leads to poor choices, and you mostly end up with food you don’t need, or it isn’t healthy. Well, the same goes for the furniture store.
Imagine you just bought a pink-striped sofa without taking measurements or considering the rest of your living room furniture. In this case, you have to buy pieces of furniture to match the couch you just bought, and if the sofa is too large for your space, it will look awkward forever.
To avoid situations similar to the previous example, arm yourself with measuring tape and a notebook. We can’t stress enough how important it’s to match the size of the furniture, with your room’s size. For example, a large sectional sofa can overpower small spaces and make them look crowded and dysfunctional.
For that reason, before you start designing, measure each room you mean to decorate. Don’t forget window openings, to be ready for window covers. Many people make a similar mistake; they buy items in the wrong size and furniture that doesn’t fit the room.
Visualize a floorplan
Once you measure each room, it’s time to put them to use with a floor plan. While a lot of people hire interior designers, who use sophisticated software such as AutoCAD, you could go the old-fashioned way, with a ruler, pencil, and paper.
Alternatively, you could explore smartphone apps’ benefits, which allows you to measure everything with your phone’s camera. When you outline the entire space, you can start experimenting with different furniture types and their placement.
Determine your lifestyle
Be aware; this is a tricky part since we all have different styles and preferences. For example, spaces can be cool or visually warm, relaxed or formal, modern, or traditional. Therefore, to determine your lifestyle, it’s best to imagine living in such a space.
Can you picture yourself living in a modern living room, or you prefer a more traditional look? It’s essential to know how many people will be living there, do you have children, and what are you going to do?
The person who often organizes extravagant fundraisers should have a different living room placement than a person who only looks to crash in front of the TV.