The evolution of the style of a home tends to be a gradual process, often shaped by the evolving practical concerns of a family. The problem is that people often lose sight of the overall look they want to create, ending up with furniture that doesn’t work well together and ultimately proves unsatisfactory.
Middleton Bespoke Joinery takes a look at how you can plan ahead to create the look you want.
There are so many fabulous resources both online and offline for great interior design, so why not make use of them? Take the time to explore different looks to ensure your design choices are the best they can be. Websites like Pinterest are great for creating a virtual mood boards of all your ideas.
Use your investment pieces as a framework
While your style is likely to evolve and change over time, major pieces of furniture such as your dining table, sofa and flooring will not be replaced frequently. It is vital that they complement each other as they remain in your home for a while and provide the backdrop for smaller, more easily updated style elements.
If you can afford to buy your major investment pieces at once, great. If not, having an end vision in mind for each of them will help you plan when to incorporate them and in what order to avoid clashing with your existing furniture.
Expect the unexpected
We can’t always know what’s around the corner and you should bear this in mind when choosing furniture. If you move, or your family grows, will your furniture still be suitable? Choose investment pieces that can be adapted to different environments and offer great durability.
Work to a timeframe
The perfect interior is a journey, rather than a destination, but identifying when you can afford to splash at on your home, when your circumstances at home are likely to change and how often you tend to get tired of certain styles will ensure your interior design stays coherent and focused.
To discuss your furniture needs and commission a bespoke piece of furniture, please contact us.