When setting up a house, selecting the right furniture which is a good combination of your ‘needs’ and ‘style’ is an important milestone. Purchasing the right kind of furniture for your house is a practical exercise – it encompasses the requirement of a place to sit, an area to cook and eat, a place to sleep and storage options. House construction companies in Lahore recommend that on the outset of a layout plan, furniture placement and spacing must be considered in order to avoid any future complications.
Apart from the practical aspects of furniture selection, it is vital to include your own emotions and personality when buying furniture. After all, your house and everything in it is a reflection of your mood and preferences in life. Considering the fact that you build most of your treasured memories in the space that comforts you, furniture selection for your house must be a combination of your style, mood, the functional requirements along with the quality and cost of the furniture you choose. Below are a few tips and tricks to help you select the right furniture for your house.
First and foremost, you must have a preplanned budget that you have to work around. Having a set budget has advantages in several ways – one, it gives you an exact idea of what you can afford and secondly, it minimizes the risk of any future disappointment in terms of having to let go of something that you really like but can’t afford. With a vast variety to choose from in today’s world, it is important to keep a check on how much you spend on a piece of furniture. For instance, if you spend half of your budget on a single reclining chair for your living room, you may end up compromising on the remaining furniture for that room which will ultimately have an impact on the overall look.
Secondly, try to mentally visualize what you want your house to look like. More than often, people’s houses circle around a certain style or theme. You can easily tell when someone has placed random pieces of furniture in the house and no theme/style has been followed. Although ‘abstract’ styling is a form of art in itself, however going completely random with furniture might not be a good idea. As an added factor, once you know what style or theme you intend to follow in the house it becomes easier to select furniture accordingly.
Categorize your furniture shopping into two broad categories: Essential Furniture and Complimentary Furniture. This makes life a lot easier! Once you have the basic necessities covered for every room in the house and if that is covered within your budget – then you have all the extra amount of money that you can spend on adding cherries to the cake. Therefore, depending on the size allotted to each room (in square footage) and your basic requirement for that particular space, you can prioritize your furniture shopping.
When shopping for furniture, always keep in mind the space. In other words, don’t purchase furniture items that are a misfit for a particular room in your house – for example; buying a 6 seat dining table to keep in the kitchen when there’s space for only 4 seats. Modern house designs in Pakistan emphasize on the need to have maneuvering space in the house and the same can be achieved with smart furniture selection and placement.