Moving in to a new house and renovating the structure is just half the battle. Now you need to populate it with fixtures, electronic appliances, and furniture. One of the areas you should first consider is the living room. After all, this will be one of the focal points guests will converge once you invite friends and family for a tour of your new abode.
The very first things you should consider is the number of chairs and tables you can place. Too much and your living room will feel crowded. Too little and it might end up feeling austere; worse, you might not be able to afford guests places to relax on if they number more than your chairs and sofas. Five chairs, a table, and a small sofa should do for a small apartment unit while larger ones will require a much higher number of furniture. It’s up to you to gauge how much is just right.
The next thing you need to consider is what the furniture would be made out of. Will you choose wood of a lighter or darker hue? Cedar, kingwood, and teak are some great examples of dark-hued wood while willow, ash, and boxwood are some of the lighter-hued ones.
While the thought may not occur to some, colour is very important if you are to create the perfect house. Shades do play an important part in creating a certain atmosphere. Saturated, electrifying colours for example, are perfect for clubs while more sombre hues are more suited for places like offices and airports. With living rooms—unless you’ve got a taste for the eccentric—it would be best if you use colours that are lively and relaxing. The different kinds of timber all have shades of brown, which is perfect for creating a soothing effect. The only question now is what end of the light-dark spectrum you want your furniture to be.
There are, of course, pros and cons to this. Have too much dark objects in your living room and the space will feel crowded—or worse, appear dull and boring. Use too many lighter-hued objects and you’ll achieve the same deplorable effect; having nothing to provide contrast versus the rest of the house in terms of colour will again, make your place appear dull and unappealing.
There’s also the matter of the furniture’s lines. Do you prefer an angular look? Or would you rather use ones that have gentle curves? Preferring the former would enforce a more austere atmosphere while the latter would lend your living room a more traditional feel.
In a nutshell, always plan first before pushing through with purchases. Contemplating about the numbers, the materials with which your furniture are made from, and how the pieces mesh with the architecture of your place should give you a general idea of what your place will look like before you even purchase the things. Storage should also be considered. We have found the size of the furniture can play a big part for storage in our service areas of Storage Melbourne, Brisbane and Storage Perth.