How To Choose Furniture That Compliments Each Other


We have all been to other people’s houses and looked at the furniture with raised eyebrows. The nice thing about people is that we all have different tastes and styles. Sometimes though, it can get lost because there are so many choices and options when it comes to filling our homes with nice things. It would be lovely to have the space to allow us to buy anything and everything regardless of its design. Unfortunately, in most homes this just makes it look and feel cluttered. Here’s some help to bringing together furniture that fits.


Stick to a Style:

Before you design your interior and fill your home with things, or when you are undergoing a make-over, do your research. There are many places that you can turn to for inspiration now that we have the internet. There’s no longer any need to buy numerous magazines to plough through. Take a look at places like Pinterest and the various interesting furniture sites such as for ideas on designs, styles, colours, materials and textures. Make a short-list of ideas if necessary. Note down things like feature furniture pieces such as farm tables which you can use to build around. Build up an idea of how you want your home to look and feel, and then stick to it.

Follow a Colour Scheme:

One way of making your furniture feel like it all belongs is to stick to a colour scheme. Having lots of different coloured woods in your home for example can make it feel confused. There are so many different shades and variations that it is relatively simple to find a group of colours and materials that will compliment each other. If you are choosing materials other than wood it is possible to get furniture in all sorts of colours. Choose wisely and take into account the practical use of the room that you are designing. Children’s rooms might benefit from bright colours, whereas social areas where you choose to relax might need more calming tranquil colour schemes. Whichever you choose, make sure that it compliments each other and draws the eye.

Get the Scale Right:

Before you buy furniture always measure it and try and visualise how it is going to practically fit into the space you have in mind. If you only have a small room, you do not want to overwhelm it with bulky furniture. The idea is to have one key piece which will be the focus of the room and then work everything else around that. Rooms that feel overcrowded are not inviting. Make sure that you keep a sense of space and measure your dimensions carefully.

Buying furniture can be fun and is a very personal thing. It serves both practical and aesthetic purposes so it’s important that you take these into account when making decisions. At the end of the day, if you can live with it and it makes you happy it’s a good choice.

Ava Lazenby

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