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It is no mystery that home décor can be a costly affair. Even if you are thinking of re-furnishing a single room of your current house, the expenses can rise up. Do you want to get the sofa replaced or refurbished? Are you preparing to buy new furniture? What about the coffee table and other elements?

Here’s the thing, there is so much you can do while having new furniture for your space or re-furnishing a room and it can get a little overwhelming. Significantly, when you are trying to do it all on a finite budget. Since furniture can affect your comfort and your overall efficiency, it can transform your life. While this realisation can make purchasing furniture a tad bit challenging, it is crucial. You want to buy modern furniture that serves, supports, and enriches the way you live. If you are new to buying home furniture, or office furniture or have discovered that the kitchen furniture you have isn't helping you, here is your guide.
 

Why is it important to have good furniture for your home?

One of the things that bind one’s house together is furniture. These live load pieces become an essential and rather the most integral part of designing an interior space. The growth of furniture from its fundamental utility to its being a luxury mark and its gorgeous designs is taking a leap in the modern world. Furniture brings about transformations in the space and its functionality. The range, variety of designs and kind of furniture are making every lifeless and dull spot a lively affair.

Buying furniture without being prepared, affects your décor and overwhelms the space. Picking the right one for your home or office not only enhances overall beauty but also has the apt option for your space.

Here’s everything you will ever need to know about furniture:
 

1.    Furniture Material

Various furniture pieces are made using diverse materials like plastic and wood. Yet, wooden furniture establishes to be the most satisfactory as it requires nominal care and is easy to clean.

A)    The types of wood used to manufacture furniture include:
 

●    TEAKWOOD

Teak is one of the most favoured types of wood for furniture. It is reliable and sturdy, ready to defy the boundaries of extreme 

Modern furniture in a wall-paneled living room - Beautiful Homes

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climate. While this makes it an amazing material for outside furnishings, it likewise implies that it can last a lifetime and give a significant amount of utilisation inside. Excellent quality teak with high amounts of oil and elasticity can bring about amazing household objects that can take whatever your house or office tosses at them.

●    MAHOGANY WOOD

Mahogany is commercially significant lumber prized for its beauty, durability, and shade and used for panelling and making furniture. It is the most durable hardwood on the market. Mahogany wood has a genuine association with modern finishes, consisting of further benefits. The finish seals the wood in order to additionally assure its resistance to vapour and temperature modifications. Mahogany is less sensitive to warping, shrinking, bulging, and bending than other types of furniture wood.

●    ROSEWOOD

There are multiple types of rosewood that come from all around the globe. Depending upon the source, the shade of rosewood can range from nearly coal-black through dim browns to deep reds and thus making them an excellent choice for furniture and other décor items. The inception of the rosewood influences its sturdiness and toughness with Indian rosewood being the hardest of all.

●    ENGINEERED WOOD

Engineered wood boards are typically made from the same hardwoods and softwoods used to fabricate lumber, but mixed with additives like adhesives. This type of wood often employs waste wood from sawmills and is administered through chemical or heat processes to manufacture wood that meets size challenges that are hard to find in nature.  The various kinds of designed wood that are famous in the market are -
●    Plywood
●    Commercial Plywood or Moisture Resistant Plywood
●    Marine Plywood
●    Waterproof plywood (BWP & BWR grade)
●    Veneered Wood
●    Particleboard
●    HDF (high-density fibreboard) and MDF (medium-density fibreboard)

B)    PLASTIC

Plastic furniture is more affordable as opposed to other furniture kinds of wood and metal. It is light in weight when compared with wood or metal furniture which makes it simple to be moved around. It requires little or no maintenance as once bought, it doesn’t need painting and furthermore, it does not undergo corrosion unlike furniture made of wooden materials. As plastic furniture is light in weight and does not corrode, it makes the furniture flexible as it very well may be utilised indoors, outdoors, in kids rooms, offices, and schools. It is available in the market in various colour alternatives which gives additional choices for decision.

C)    STEEL

Steel has considerable points of interest as a furniture material. Steel furniture is visually appealing, safe and ecologically well disposed of. Steel is one of the most un-receptive metals utilised in furniture applications, as it will not undergo corrosion or react with any other synthetic compounds. Steel opposes imprints in a way that is way better than aluminium or chrome. Hence, steel has become the next choice for furniture after wood.

D)    GLASS

There is an opportunity now to create solid heat-strengthened glass, transparent leaded glass etc. As a result, we are able to see some wonderful pieces of furniture made of glass, extraordinary at times, but comfortable for everyday usage. Glass furniture makes a room look bigger. The thing is that light rays bend on the cut glass and spread all over the surface expanding its boundaries. A modern glass may be bullet-proof, laminated and heat-strengthened, which makes the furniture more reliable.

2.    Furniture Maintenance

To maintain the beauty of your furniture pieces and help them last, furniture pieces need the right care and maintenance.
●    Clean dust and debris from your wood furniture regularly using a soft damp cloth.
●    Treat your furniture with an appropriate cleaner or polish
●    Fill small scratches up with furniture touch-up pens
●    Keep your furniture out of direct sunlight. Furniture standing in direct sunlight may be subject to discolouration over time.
●    Maintain and clean your furniture regularly – this could be monthly or bi-weekly. It’s important to remember your cleaning days and make
       sure to do it on time.

3.    Types of Furniture

Today, furniture making has grown to a great extent with new designs available in the market every day. To help make things slightly easier for you, we’ve listed down the types of furniture designs for home interiors so that you can make the right decision.

●    Modern Furniture

Modern furniture aims to reinvent furniture for the masses. Stressing clean lines, simple shapes, sleek finishes and functionality, modern furniture is characterised by the use of materials like metal and wood and simplicity of form, as opposed to the more embellished styles. Modern furniture characteristics include Industrial materials, clean lines, minimal adornments and a focus on functionality.

●    Rustic Furniture

Easily identifiable by its natural textures, colours and materials, rustic furniture helps bring the beauty of the outdoors inside. Evoking history and warmth, the rustic style of furniture has natural textures, undone lines, neutral colours and inspiration drawn from nature.

●    Bohemian Furniture

Diverse and not tied to any one look, the Bohemian style furniture seeks to express individual styles through design.  Finding Bohemian furniture is simple: Just look for bold colours and a mix of textiles and patterns. Bohemian furniture consists of bold colours, whimsical lines, unique styles and a mix of textiles.

●    Industrial Furniture

The industrial style of furniture has experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design. Characterised by the use of raw materials — often repurposed from tools or other furniture — exposed fasteners and clean lines, the pieces have a look that honours the history, while being built to last. Industrial furniture consists of raw materials, exposed fasteners, clean lines, neutral colour schemes and minimal details.

4.    Choosing furniture for each room

Whether you're moving into a new space or looking to refresh your current one, buying your at home furniture can be a fun and exciting experience. Each room in your home has its own purpose, and you can say a lot about a room’s function by the furniture you fill it with. While some pieces of furniture can crossover between different types of rooms, most fit better in one than the other. We’ve broken things down by living room furniture, bedroom furniture, and dining room furniture to help you get started.
 

Wooden furniture style with accent lighting - Beautiful Homes

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●    Living room furniture

Make your living room a welcoming place for friends and family with furniture that’s comfortable, and trendy. Putting together a beautiful living room is a challenge worth taking. Consider the following furniture options and bring home the pieces that make the most sense in your space.

Sofa:

From elegant and contemporary low-profile designs to the overstuffed and comfy, this living room staple comes in sufficient styles and designs to fit any custom look.

Ottoman:

Possibly one of the most versatile pieces of living room furniture, an ottoman can provide additional storage and seating, and double as a footrest. Ottomans are usually cushioned and come in many shapes and sizes.

Centre table:

A centre table is a great living room accessory that can help centre your seating area and open storage and decor opportunities. A distinctive table can be an eye-catching centrepiece, or you can go with something more standard to subtly tie things together.

TV Stand:

This option for the entertainment centre puts your television front and centre, rather than hiding it in a cabinet. TV stands are popular in styles that deal with minimalism and open space. They also come in a marvellous variety of materials due to their easy construction.

●    Bedroom furniture

The most reasonable way to create a comfy bedroom is with suitable furniture that’s soothing and sturdy. Be mindful of your space as you go. Start with the staples, and branch out from there. As you decide on your bedroom’s style, see which of these items of bedroom furniture you can’t live without.

Bed:

Your bed is one of the most essential pieces of furniture in your bedroom, and not just because it’s where you sleep. The type of bed you choose will set the tone of your whole room and tighten down your additional furniture options. Whether you go with a rustic style or something more modern, make sure your bed frame is good quality and sturdy..

Mattress:

Whether you like to sink into your bed at night or you like firm support, there’s a mattress out there for you. Be sure to pick a mattress that both you and your partner can rely on.

Dresser:

A wooden dresser is one method to store your clothes, it’s also an additional surface for displaying decor accents. Go with a mirrored dresser to introduce a hint of glam.

Wardrobes:

A wardrobe is a cabinet-like piece of furniture for storing clothes and other accessories. Also called an armoire, these pieces of bedroom furniture vary in size, but typically have at least one closet section for hanging outfits along with a few drawers for folded items.
 

●    Dining room furniture
 

Dining Table:

Your dining table is the focal point of your dining room and can be square, rectangular, oval or round. The shape of the table you should get depends on your available space, the number of people, and your personal taste. Whatever you choose, be mindful of your available dining space so there’s room for chairs to move in and out.

Dining Chairs:

It’s important to buy dining chairs that are long-lasting. You can find reliable chairs in many materials, such as wood, metal, and plastic.
 

Dining room furniture with hanging glass lights - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, KNS Architect

China Cabinet:

A china cabinet adds a good amount of storage to your dining room and can be an amazing piece for flexing your most beautiful dishes or fine china. Different types of dining room cabinets are taller than a table, which means extra storage space for you.
 


Frequently Asked Questions
 

1.    What are the most popular furniture styles?

With a huge variety of designs, it is not simple to comprehend which furniture will function best for your space. Yet, the most favoured designs that are topping the charts are the:

1) Traditional furniture styles that offer definitive details, elegant furnishings, and filled additions, implanted in European sensibilities.

2) Contemporary unique furniture style that borrows from different periods to make an environment fit to last a lifetime.

3) Bohemian is also a widespread style for living room furniture. Bohemian Furniture Style encapsulates the spirit of a carefree and vibrant spirit of the modern lifestyle. It often encapsulates the creative application of affluent patterns with lively colours.

4) Minimalist Furniture Style is also a prominent choice of modular furniture styles.

2.    What are the main elements of furniture design?

The sole purpose of interior design is to build an aesthetically attractive space. To accomplish this, the type of furniture you pick should effectively complement your house’s existing or recently-proposed interior layout. Colour, vision, and material, among others, need to be weighed while you are choosing a home, kitchen or office furniture, this would evidently contribute to the conclusive appearance of your house interiors.

3.    Which is the best wood for furniture?

Mainly, on the basis of hardness, there are two types of wood– hardwood and softwood. Contrary to prevalent belief, hardwood is not necessarily harder and denser, as compared to softwood. In straightforward terms, hardwood comes from flowering trees while softwood comes from conifers. Both hardwood and softwoods are used to make long-lasting wooden furniture.
 

Office furniture with open shelves & teakwood flooring - Beautiful Homes

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