Selecting modern furniture, interior styles, and other supporting features are the important parts of designing a room. Choosing furniture carelessly without consider the whole parts of the room would end up in ruining your room looks. You can use these ideas on choosing your modern furniture based on interior styles before starting your home interior project.
• Decide on Your Interior Style
First of all, deciding your interior style is the first step on decorating your living room or other rooms. Do you want to create a classic and country-side looks? Do you want a rustic bedroom with modern touch? Or do you want a modern and stylish living room? After you decided how your room looks, the furniture will depend on it.
Modern furniture is focusing on simplicity with emphasizing the clean lines, geometric curves, and sleek surfaces. Unlike the classic pieces which only use natural resources such as hardwood, modern furniture have constructed with new materials including metals, glass, plastics, plywood, and many others. It will emphasize the modern life while even fitting the classic styles of the room.
• Planning Your Room
Making a floor plan is important to decide the placement of items in the room. Whether using grid paper or sketchbook, draw how much space you want to spare for furniture. Draw with some different way of placements as long as the furniture will fit into your room. Don’t forget to leave a free space at least one meter between furniture as a path for you walk in and out.
Check the doorways, so your furniture placement won’t block the ways or the worst is can’t fit when delivered. Check also your window or other elements such as fireplace. Then, tape the floor as the place for your potential furniture, so you can get a better visual. Take a note. Consider how your room will be used. For example, if you have lots of kids, you better avoid buying fragile piece and choose a sturdy one.
• Decide What Kind of Furniture You Want to Purchase
As you decide the space for them, you should also decide what kind of furniture you want to purchase. Do you want to purchase long sofa, love seat, sectionals, chaise, or wing back chairs for seating. Choose what kind of coffee table, from hardwood, glass, metal, or the combination. As long as the furniture will fit the space you’ve measured.
Next is matching the appearance with the interior styles. For example, you want to go for modern rustic living room. Since the key characteristic of rustic room is the appearance of natural materials including wood and stone, so the modern touch from furniture should be neutral which blend the natural feeling. Avoid upholstery of the sofa which full of pattern or print.
Another example if you have a small room which you’ve chosen modern stylish styles. The room is usually aimed with the style to make it more spacious. Choose the types which expose the legs to evoke an airy feeling. Small sofa with simple arms or glass and metal coffee table with fit perfectly to your small room.
• Fit the Color Scheme
Last is choosing the color of the furniture. You can make them blend with the room. You can also make your furniture as focal point. If you choose the right color, the furniture will support the room interior. If not, you might feel embarrassed to enter your own room.
For example, in a living room sofa is usually the highlight. If your room style is stylish and chic with white background, you can choose the one with vibe shades to make it as focal point. Sofa with vibe color such as tangerine, red velvet, lime, blue sky, or others, will enhance the chic style of the room.
But if your room style is calm and elegant, vibe shades furniture will ruin the looks. Furniture with neutral shades is usually the most choice of this kind of the room. White walls with wooden flooring, black or light brown sofa will support the room’s feeling.
Choosing modern furniture, interior styles, and other things as part of designing a room can be tricky. You need a lot of considerations before purchasing any of them. Try to follow the tips above and choose the right pieces for your room.