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FURNITURE: INTRODUCTION

FURNITURE: INTRODUCTION

Read my latest 3 part blog on Furniture starting next week and covering the following topics:

FURNITURE: Part 1 – FOCAL POINT & SEATING

FURNITURE: Part 2 – STYLE & SPACE

FURNITURE: Part 3 – PRACTICALITY & FINISH

Furniture is an investment so select items carefully, choosing a style you will love for years to come and buying the best quality you can afford.  The better the quality, the more the piece could become a potential heirloom. Think ahead as much as possible. Will the item be large enough to still provide adequate storage for when you have accumulated even more stuff in years to come? Will the item date quickly or is it a style that could fit into a new scheme as trends change? Could the item be painted should the finish become worn, scratched or tarnished over the years?

As with any purchase, it is important to set a realistic budget and then stick to it as much as possible. Don’t buy something that is so expensive you will feel guilty about it for the rest of your days and then be unable to part with it despite the fact that it may have long outworn its purpose! Equally important is to resist the temptation to buy something that you have fallen madly in love with but doesn’t suit the style of your home, the purpose for which it was intended or the size of the room it was meant for.  That will just cause you a headache trying to resolve the issue of getting rid of it and starting out again.

As well as making a style statement and complementing your home, furniture should be affordable, meet your needs and outlast the latest trends. 

Next week read Part 1 – FOCAL POINT & SEATING of my latest blog for tips on selecting furniture.

 

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