This sometimes means that you may have to take your time until you can afford at least a medium to high end collection… even if you are living in an empty space! When ready, do your homework. Every salesperson will insist that their product is of excellent quality. Look up reviews, check the craftmanship of the item you are considering. Ask where it is made and if there is a warranty.
Buy pieces that YOU like. Shapes, patterns, colors, and textures that appeal to you. Do not settle for what you see in current magazines because in a few years time, that trend will be gone and you will be left with a design that is dated. This also applies to colors. Fifteen years ago beiges and browns were the big trend, ten years later, greys took over and now people are looking for ways to transition to the new trend, which sometimes means replacing their perfectly good furniture. It usually better to purchase the big pieces in colors that you have always liked. If it’s a couch for example, whether it’s a deep purple, a burnt orange or a cream, you can always accessories with a trendy color in the pillows, paint color, throws, and accents. It is less costly to change your accessories then to start reupholstering,
Mix and Match
Eclectic styling is truly one of the most timeless ways to decorate. If you are mixing and matching different collections, finishes, styles, with signature pieces that you love, you are garanteeing a timeless design. What’s more is it allows you to constantly change the layout of the furniture in your home since you are not limited by the style in each room. This comes very useful when moving or when you just need a change of scenary at home.
Take Your Time and Shop with an Open Mind
Do not settle. Yes, shopping can be very tedious. It can be exhausting and frustrating and sometimes we just settle for what’s available now instead of going the extra mile to find what we really want. It is important that you keep an open mind when shopping since you may be inspired by pieces that you wouldn’t have initially considered but we must never feel that we settled. You would be surprised by what you really need to survive. If it means eating dinner on the coffee table for an extra month, it’s usually worth the wait. If you are in a rush, hire a designer. Show them pictures and ideas of exactly what you are looking for and they would save…