By Sigrun WinklerOn May 21, 2018 Furniture
Choosing home furniture items can be a lot of fun – and also kind of a nightmare. It can be difficult to find useful, comfortable pieces that reflect your personal style and combine to create a cohesive interior. You also likely won’t want to throw everything out, and that brings about the question of which pieces to keep, reupholster, or otherwise modify to fit with the look of your room. In short, choosing furniture requires consideration of a number of both practical and aesthetic factors.
Furniture must be made of a material that suits the use. Some materials are harder and more durable, like wood and certain upholstered fabrics, and others are more delicate. A lacquered table has a luxurious look but won’t stand up to family dinners over time without a lot of maintenance. In this case, hardwood or laminate is the best option. Something similar happens with fabrics: a faux leather chair is suitable for heavy use and easy to clean, while chenille is always delicate and easier to stain.
In order to carry out certain activities, some complementary furniture pieces are also needed, such as storage pieces, which are essential to maintaining order. A room may need a large library if its inhabitants are book collectors, or perhaps a desk, a table for a computer, a TV cabinet, and so on. In a dining room, you can choose to place a cabinet for utensils that are not stored in the kitchen, such as fine tableware and cutlery, glasses, etc.
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