How to Select the Right Furniture for Your New Home

Written by Heidi Buck

Moving to a new home is an exciting event. When many people move, they also choose to invest in new home furniture such as sofas and bedroom sets. While the process of choosing new furnishings can feel intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. When purchasing furniture for your new home, consider factors such as home décor and color, room size, and function to get the perfect items for you and your family.

Style and Color

For a put-together look, it’s important to purchase furniture that complements the style and color of the living space. There is a wide range of furniture styles available, so finding something for your new home shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t forget to look for furniture that has some personality and offers something unexpected.

As for colors, lighter shades work best in formal living rooms, foyers, and bedrooms. For family rooms and other areas that are used frequently, it may be best to choose darker colors that don’t stain easily.

Furniture Size

Another factor to consider is the size of the furniture. Think about scale and proportion in each room as well as how many people will be using the space at any given time. Even if a room is very large, it doesn’t make sense to fill the space with an oversized sectional if only a few people will be in the room to use it.

When considering furniture size, you should also think about how flexible you want the space to be. Filling a room with several smaller pieces will give you more opportunities for rearranging and adjusting than you’ll have in a room with large couches and oversized chairs.

Overall Function

Each room in your new home will have a function, and some rooms may have more than one function. For example, a family room may also double as a place for relatives to stay during the holidays. Ideally, all home furniture should allow the homeowner to use each space as efficiently as possible.

A comfortable couch that provides enough space for every member of the family to watch movies is an excellent choice, especially when that couch can also be used as a custom-designed bed for overnight guests. Other items that may serve double duty include kitchen sets, which are often used for a number of activities, including eating and cooking as well as work and study.

Finding the right furniture for your new home will help make it a truly fabulous space for relaxing and entertaining. Start the process with Paisley’s Custom Furniture.

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