Furniture Buying 101: How To Choose The Right Furniture For Your Existing Décor

There’s nothing quite like giving your home a fresh, new look. There are many things you can do to refresh and upgrade your home’s décor, but buying new furniture really makes a statement. It can be challenging choosing the right furniture to match your existing décor, so we’ve put together a few tips below to help you do just that. From deciding which type of furniture best suits your needs to matching the wall color in your home, you’ll discover it’s easy to choose the right furnishings for your home.

Figure Out What Furnishings You Need Most
Maybe you need a big, comfy couch to relax on or perhaps you need a couple of armchairs. Whatever it is, consider what type of furnishings are most important to you first. Think about what you hope to achieve with the new furniture. Once you’ve figured that out, then you can look at other aspects of your décor to determine what will work and what won’t.

Consider The Color Of Your Walls
Take a look at the color of the walls in the room you want to furnish. Does the color make you happy? Are you planning to paint the walls soon? If the walls will stay the same color for a while and the color instills positive feelings in you, try to choose pieces of furniture that match or complement that color. For example, if a wall in the room is blue, and blue makes you think of a happy time at the beach, choose furniture pieces that instill the same feelings. Whether it be an entirely blue couch or just a few blue throw pillows, try to extend the décor that makes you happy. Alternately, you can choose to furnish your room with several pieces all in the same color group, just different hues to match the color of the walls in the room.

Classical Vs. Contemporary Styles
There is an ongoing debate as to whether the classical style or contemporary style is better. While everyone has their own opinions, if you want a piece of furniture that stands the test of time, try to choose something from the classical style. Classical furniture has a simple design that’s proven time and again to be aesthetically pleasing and versatile in many home decors. The pieces are typically made better to be more durable and last longer, too.

When it comes to choosing the correct furniture for your home, the decision is ultimately a personal one. As you search for the perfect furnishings, keep the above tips in mind to help you find pieces that fit your needs, style, and home’s décor.

- Justin