One of the things that every person needs for their dream home is furniture. The Common Cents Mom Blog has tons of DIY tips for creating beautiful furniture for your home!
And if you ever wanted some Carribean style furniture? It’s not as simple as just picking any furniture and shoving it into your home. You must also mind how good the furniture is and how the type of furniture will react to the environment. There are a lot of choices, so you’ll thankfully not lack any options. You’ll need to find the perfect furniture for the right room.
The color of the room dictates the atmosphere and the possible themes and design of a room. Should you be the one in control of the room’s colors and have a specific theme in mind before choosing the colors of the wall and the furniture, then make sure that they match.
If the walls are white, then you’ll want furniture with frames which are white or of any light, soft colors like pink or pastel blue. Any solid color should only be there as an accessory to the overall theme. Metallic colors are permitted but just in small quantities, so keep them on doorknobs, drawer handles or bed posts. Wood is okay at times, but some people will find it distracting from the white theme because the brown wood will stand out. If you must have wood, choose something with a light color.
If the room is made to have a darker color, then you can go all out with solid colors that are within range. Blues for blue rooms, while gray colors for gray ones. Whites and blacks are for the accents like cushions and pillows. When black is the dominant color, whites, browns and grays are fine. Red, yellows, blues and other lighter shades should be kept to a minimum.
The overall theme of the room should also be kept in mind when choosing materials for the furniture. Modern rooms should not have antiques, for example. They’re mostly made up of furniture that looks bland. Some people will argue that modern rooms are bland because of this, but they miss the point: blandness is the flavor. This gives you room to personalize it over time.
Another example is a tropical themed room. Wooden furniture would serve you well here. Also putting up greens and plants would give the room the leafy atmosphere it needs, though you have to make sure to water the plants daily.
A lot of fragile furniture in a household that has children should be avoided. You must note what kind of environment the furniture will be in. Children are accident-prone, so remove sharp edges and things that can easily be knocked over. Avoid rugs and carpets if your children are allergic to them.
If you’re the clumsy type, avoid hard surfaces. Cushion couches and do not use bedposts. If you’re rarely at home, you can be practical and use a bland white or modern black theme to look stylish. You can put as many vases as you want but put them in secure places where no one will accidentally knock them over.