Home furniture can be an expensive investment and therefore, choosing what to spend your hard-earned cash on can be a fraught venture. There are so many different options available that it can be hard to know where to begin. This article covers some of the basics of how to decide what’s right for your own requirements, whether practicality or budget is your main concern. It touches on a few of the styles that are available; focuses on the benefits of some of the most popular brands on the market, and gives you an insight into where to purchase them from.
There are two major factors you should consider when shopping for furniture for your home. These are the functionality and the style of each piece. Functionality is easier to ascertain. What is the room primarily used for and by whom? You’d be ill-advised to purchase beautiful yet delicate fabric upholstered dining chairs if your dining room is used daily by the kids, for example. Much better to go for something chunkier, more stable and with wipe-clean seats, like the solid wooden frame and bonded leather combinations in the Shankar dining chairs range. Style is a very personal thing and a matter of taste, however. Only you know the look you are trying to achieve and how each furniture piece from a home furniture range will fit in, not only within the room itself but also with the overall décor of your home. Once you find an appealing style, though, such as the simple lines and solid oak of the Brooklyn range by Coach House Furniture, check that there is a sufficient selection of pieces for your requirements. Perhaps you have an open plan living and dining area, you’ll want a dining table and chairs but also perhaps a coffee table, lamp tables, and bookcases to match.
Luckily, most recognised manufacturers and retailers have you covered in these respects. Not only do their collections feature all the major styles, from urban chic to country cottage, they also cover the basics and a host of other matching items too. The Classic Furniture brand is no exception. This company produces some of the most affordable yet practical home furniture solutions without compromising on quality. If you are seeking to refresh and renew your home on a tight budget and are looking for a place to start, check out what is available from this reputable brand. So the Rustic bedroom furniture range, for instance, offers all the essentials you might expect, such as beds, bedside tables, and matching wardrobes. You have plenty in the way of choice of design, whether you’re after a soft, light, feminine look like the painted white of the Georgia collection or something more traditional with a hint of French influence, like the sturdier Loire Oak range. But whichever collection catches your eye; there are also plenty of coordinating extras, like blanket boxes, dressing table mirrors and even shoe cupboards, to help you create a uniform look throughout your room. With Classic Furniture, restyling your home is easy and will not break the bank either.
When choosing between furniture styles for your room or your home overall, you may come across the two terms ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’. You could be forgiven for thinking that they are both one and the same. In fact, though, there is a difference. Furniture that is advertised as being contemporary means that it is bang on trend, and what is contemporary is constantly changing. Modern, on the other hand, refers to furniture designs that were first created during the 1920s to 1950s period. One great example of contemporary furniture can be found in the Baumhaus Mobel Oak range. Baumhaus furniture generally is at the cutting edge of furniture design and high on interior designers’ wish lists. Not only are these products superbly crafted from the highest-grade woods with meticulous attention to detail, but they all also fit in with today’s green agenda too. All wood used in their making is environmentally friendly, having been sourced from accredited plantations with sustainability in mind. Baumhaus looks great in any modern home, with ranges covering various styles, from urban chic to the more traditional features of the La Roque collection.
Contemporary design is great and favoured by many; but sometimes you don’t want what’s in fashion necessarily, rather what is practical and long-lasting in home furniture. One brand that manages to offer both in spades is Skovby Furniture. This well-established Danish designer and manufacturer has been in operation for over 80 years, and its designs are timeless yet superbly functional. Take the typical Skovby TV cabinet, for instance. Its clean, simple lines will not detract from your viewing experience in any way, and will, in fact, enhance any room with its sleek, minimalist design. But the clever design goes one step further, incorporating Skovby’s patented Remote Link system. This allows you to store your audio-visual appliances out of sight, within drawers or cupboards, yet still operate them from your sofa. Well-positioned cut-outs in the back panels facilitate the management of all those troublesome wires that emanate from TVs, games consoles and so on. And, Skovby has a lot to offer for every other room in the house too. In short, there are as many solutions out there for your home as you could think of, and even more besides. So draw up your list of requirements and head to a quality retailer, such as Home Furniture Range, to get an idea of what’s available.