Re-decorating? Considering the purchase of new furniture?
This can be a sizeable investment. There are a few things you can explore before investing in new furniture. Some pre-planning on paper can help make the process much easier and eliminate costly errors.
Consider the current furniture you have. What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it?What is the traffic pattern in the room? This is very important.
Where is the focal point of the room? Is it the fireplace or the TV?
How do you plan to use the room? For entertaining guests or simply to relax and put your feet up at the end of the day?
Consider the scale of the pieces. Furniture that is too large and cumbersome to get around will make the room awkward.
If you’re looking for a change, is replacing the furniture enough or is a new paint colour required? Do you need updated window coverings? Set a budget so you have a clear idea what you are willing to invest.
Don’t try to decorator around a single piece that just doesn’t work anymore… like that favorite recliner.
Using a little muscle can also be useful before starting out on your hunt for new furniture. Use the existing pieces you have and move these around. For example, if you want a sectional sofa, use the current sofa you have and use another piece such as an ottoman or chair butting up to it to create the shape of a sectional. Another option, use some green painters tape to outline the potential furniture pieces on the floor. Furniture manufacturers all offer the dimensions of furniture pieces on their websites. Finding the right size pieces for your space can be done before you even leave your home.
But if you need a little extra help with the planning process before venturing out, a professional can help. Contact Colour Concepts by Christine at 905 321 7910 for further information.