Refurbishing Your Home Furnishings
You can spend months and months hunting down or planning and building your dream home, but without the right home furnishing, your home won’t live up to its new promise. Home furnishing is an umbrella term that can include everything from furniture, floor and wall coverings, and general home décor. Now is the time to hire an interior decorator before things get out of hand. If you’re like most homeowners, your head is probably already swimming with ideas about what to do with your kitchen, bathroom, living room, and backyard. The problem is that you probably don’t also have every last decorating choice nailed down, nor do you have a coherent decorating transition from room-to-room and throughout your home.
Hire an Interior Decorator for Comprehensive Home Décor
Interior decorators are one of the most misunderstood home improvement contractors out there. Often, homeowners feel reluctant about hiring an interior decorator because they think they can recognize an aesthetically pleasing pattern when they see one. While it may be true there’s no accounting for taste, an interior designer does a whole lot more than picking curtains.
Interior decorators have an extensive body of knowledge in how colors and patterns relate to one another, both in terms of interrelated decorating themes and human perception. They’ll be able to balance how a particular a piece of home décor utilizes its space, creates depth and texture in a room, and enhances the overall atmosphere of the home. They’ll be able to give you an exhaustive list of window treatments and specialty painting techniques, how each will or won’t work together, how much each home furnishing installment will cost, and which home furnishing choice is worth the extra money if you’re working within a strict budget.
Home Furnishing Trends
We could give you specific home furnishing items that have become trendy (platforms beds, vessel sinks, etc.), but it’s hard to suggest specific items without an intimate knowledge of your home and your preferences. It’s best to talk to a professional about what’s best for your home, but there are some general home furnishing trends that can set you on the right path.
Perhaps the biggest trend is space-saving home furnishing. The tag line for this decorating trend almost always refers to “the fast-paced lifestyle of the modern homeowner.” It’s true that this may be the origin for the contemporary decorating style, but any homeowner can see the benefits from this decorating style. More space allows for less cleaning maintenance, a more open and inviting atmosphere, more versatility in rearranging furniture, and contemporary lighting that turns space into its own decorating element.
The other big home furnishing trend is reconceived materials, like concrete and stainless steel. Decorative concrete contractors can transform concrete into an unexpectedly warm and decorative material without losing its amazing durability. Stainless steel has a sleek, low maintenance quality that homeowners are coveting more and more. However you decide to furnish your home, don’t forget to optimize not just your home décor, but the functionality of your home as well.