START FROM SPACE, NOT THE STORE
The first of the tips for furnishing the house is the same rule that is used for supermarkets: do not go shopping when you are hungry, because you would make bad choices. The same goes for furniture stores: if we panic about empty space, we will buy challenging, or oversized, objects that will force us to build the rest of the environment around them. Better to start with an idea, a measuring tape and a notepad.
DRAW A PLANT
Once you have taken the measurements of the room or house to be furnished , it is essential to draw a floor plan, the only way to really know the space. Once the perimeter has been defined, you can start experimenting with the position of the furniture.
DEFINE YOUR LIFESTYLE
Do you live alone? Do you love having big dinners? Host friends? Are there any children? Do you watch a lot of television? Before proceeding with the furnishing of the house it is important to define how a certain space will be used and lived.
A simple but very effective empirical method to understand the arrangement of the furniture and decide the definitive interior design in the space is to use the paper tape, defining the various dimensions on the floor and against the walls.
INVEST IN THE ESSENTIALS
When furnishing your first apartment , or when the budget is tight, it is better to invest your money in the most important furniture, such as sofas, beds and tables. The accessories and complements can be less demanding, to change over time: a bit like the little black dress designed to be customized with fast fashion accessories.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE LIGHT
Lighting is one of the most underestimated aspects of home furnishings , yet it is essential for the success of an interior project. And then changing the lamps is much easier than it seems, and they are one of the easiest furnishings to take with you when you move house.