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No home is complete without furniture. Good furniture reflects your personality traits and tastes. Furniture pieces are investment in your home and say a lot about you. Fashion also can make a statement about who we are similarly to what we choose for furniture.
Making the righ choices when it comes to our furnishings can be essential to have long lasting pieces for years to come. You should not only focus on style of the furniture, but also the upholstery and constructing materials. The choice of wood is another main factor in determining the life of furniture and its value. Here are a couple ways to determining high quality furniture:
Make a list:
First of all make list of things you want. It will help you in getting organized. See where and how many pieces you need. Detail how much space you have to work with in each room. Consider the walls you have to work with, and how many pieces could fit nicely in each space. After careful analysis, go shopping.
Solid wood furniture:
Wood is the best material for long lasting furniture. Wood furniture doesn't break down with time, it actually gets better. Over the years, wood can actually look rustic and distressed, making wood the top grade material when it comes to furniture. Bring solid wood sofas in L or U shapes for your living room.
Hardwood is actually cut from deciduous hardwood tress most commonly oak and maple. This wood is most frequently used in home furniture and cabinetry. Go for hardwood furniture like armoires, bar stools and bed made up of hardwood.
MDF is also known as engineered wood. This wood is made up of many wood fibers glued together under heat and pressure. The benefit of MDF is that it gives almost same look as solid wood and is cheap. It can be cut in different shape easily.
Wood veneer are very sophisticated piece of wood that are made up of thin slices of real wood which adhered to surface of furniture giving it glowing appearance of real wood. This type of wood is mostly used to make headboards of bed, table tops and fireplace mantles.
Wrought iron and stainless steel:
Wrought iron refers to the iron which is hammered and then bent into different shapes. Stain less steel is steel having chromium in it preventing it from corrosion.
Keep things looking smooth and sleek. Everything from the floor to the furniture should have a glossy appearance. Chrome, steel, and black lacquered wood are common accents for modern or mid century furnishings.
Modern Furniture Considerations:
Midcentury furniture pieces are characterized by their clean, simple lines. Wood pieces, often made of teak, are simply finished to showcase their natural beauty.
Keep a look out for geometric and angular shapes when it comes to accessories and art. Squares and rectangles are also shapes that are frequently found in the mid century and modern interiors.
Danish modern chairs can be re-upholstered to show off the beautiful wood that they are well known for. Update the upholstery to make them new again.
Midcentury table lamps often are featured tall, because they were at one time designed around lower nightstands and tables. These lamps can are easy to find at vintage stores, and can be updated with spray paint, or metal polish. Look for tall, slim lampshades, and if necessary recover the shade with new fabric.
A Mid century chandelier can instantly add style to your home. Look on Amazon for remakes of these retro modern ceiling lights.
Modern style is a clean, streamlined furniture and architecture style from the 1930s with roots in Scandinavian and German design. Follow designers who do the mid century well. Emily Henderson
Designing Your Rooms
Consider using a neutral color palette when decorating around the modern or mid century styles. Modern style is fairly minimalist, and this goes for the color scheme and furniture itself. Work with an overall color palette of Neutral colors such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white. This allows the accessories and furnishings to draw the eye more effectively. It is recommended to keep your interior light, although this isn't always a rule. Decorators have worked with punchy colors, and darker hues, as long as there is enough natural light. Modern living rooms typically have a lot of light flowing in, and are designed around larger windows that allow maximum sunlight.
For the living room give room for space. Consider drawing attention to a couch which can then complement or contrast with your furniture with rugs, art canvas prints on wall, paintings and other decorative items.
Once you have a base of neutral colored furnishings, add punches of bright color with your accent pieces. Bight color or bold patterns can act as conversation pieces in the modern style living room. Fire engine red, tangerine orange, and lime green can add drama into your space.
About the Author:
AtiqUr Rehman is an avid writer whose main domain is home décor and photography. Currently his expertise belongs to Canvasdesignz.
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