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Common Furniture Mistakes to Avoid in Your St. Louis Home

May 18, 2021 | Industry News

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If you’re in the market for some new furniture, there are some key things to consider before making the purchase. So often, homeowners purchase something they loved in a showroom or online photo, only to find that it doesn’t quite have the same effect in their home. Or perhaps you’ve moved to a new home, brought your furniture with you, but it’s not feeling right in the new space. Today, let’s look at a few common furniture mistakes so that you can avoid them in your own home:


Let’s start with the goldilocks problem. Having furniture that is too big or too small for a space can both make the space fee off. This often happens when homeowners move to a new home and bring their furniture with them. They might find that their big, comfy couch doesn’t work in their downsized living room, for example. It can also happen when you order online without really considering what the dimensions will mean in your own space. When you’re shopping for furniture, try to start with an idea of the size piece you’d like. Take some measurements, and use your current furniture as a guide to tell you whether you need to go bigger or smaller.


Your furniture can make a real impact on the overall aesthetic of the room. It’s important for homeowners to consider their overall color palette and how the furniture will fit into that. Are you wanting quieter furniture that blends in, or are you wanting to make a statement with something that pops? This is about personal preference. There’s no right answer for the colors you choose - the real mistake is not thinking it through before you purchase.


Style is also important here. What is the overall design you’re going for in the space? Maybe you like the mid-century modern vibe, or perhaps you like a farmhouse style. Again, the style itself is up to you. The key is to take this into consideration before making a furniture purchase. Your furniture is a real opportunity to pull the look together, so it’s important to take advantage of that.


Homeowners also need to consider how they’ll accent their pieces. In a living room, for example, will you include some throw pillows or blankets on the couch and chairs? Determining how you like to use accents will also inform the style of furniture you buy. For example, if accents really aren’t your thing, you might really go bold with the furniture piece itself. If you love all those smaller details and the ability to change up your design without changing the furniture, you might go for a more neutral furniture piece and play around with fun accents.


Are you considering purchasing new furniture for any rooms in your home? What kinds of things are you thinking about before you make the purchase? Any mistakes you’d add to this list? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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