Personal Space

Your home is your personal space where you get to do anything and everything. When it comes to decorating and furnishing this place, you can let loose and choose whatever suits your taste, needs or even experiment.


However, selecting the right furniture for your home is not all that simple. It needs to be done with a number of considerations. Especially if you have other members of the family, you need to select in such a way that everyone likes it.

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What To Consider

Here are a few factors to consider while selecting the furniture for your house:

  • Style

Every home has a style. This need not be something out of a magazine or a movie set. It can be something that goes well with the style of the house itself (the architecture), the people, or you can improvise and go with different styles for different rooms in the house.

So the first consideration is the style. Decide on if you want to go with a single style all over the house or different styles for different parts of the house. This is important as furniture should be selected according to the style.

The furniture should blend in with the theme or style of the room. Sometimes if you want to be more creative or unique, you can add a piece of furniture in a different style or color, so that it attracts the attention when on walks into the room.

  • Size

Next important factor to consider is the size. Take detailed measurements of your house and the places where you plan to put your furniture. A wardrobe that is 7 feet in the store may look small due to the spacious area or open space, but it may be a little too big for your room.

In order to avoid such mistakes, a detailed list of the measurements will help. Take a copy of this list with you whichever shop you go to. this will help you find the right sized furniture so that your room does not look both cramped or under furnished.

Also, when you see something unique, you may want to place it in a certain part of the house. For example, if you were to like a restored chest of draws and think it may add more class to your bedroom, you need to know how much space is available, and only then can you spend on it.

Next is the size of the furniture. Ensure you maintain an average size throughout the house. Having a huge shelf up to the ceiling in the living room, next to a dainty shelf may not be very pleasing to the eye. You can decide on the height of the furniture and try to maintain the same height throughout the room at least.

  • Purpose

Next, understand what the purpose of that particular piece of furniture is. If you have a large family, a big couch with numerous seating capacities is essential. Going in for a rustic arm chair or two that occupies the entire floor space may not be the right choice here.

Similarly, if you are furnishing one particular room, understand the purpose of that room. If it is the kid's room, it has to be furnished accordingly. getting something antique and expensive for this room may not be the right choice.

When you know what you want that particular room to serve as and what the furniture should be, making the right choice becomes easier.

Having a reading corner with comfortable seats or a bar unit in a house where no one reads or drinks or throws parties, is only a waste of space. It may look fancy and intriguing but will not serve any purpose.

  • Proportion

As mentioned earlier, the size of the furniture should be in proportion to the size of the room or space available and other pieces of furniture around. tall lamps in a low ceiling room will make the room look smaller and claustrophobic. Similarly, small dainty lamps in a big ornate looking room may not be suitable.

When you choose the furniture in the right proportions, the room will look more spacious, bigger and well designed. Having a number of furniture arranged haphazardly will only make your room look like the furniture store and not a home.