Adding some little luxuries into your home can really make the space feel special – somewhere that you want to unwind after a long day.
And in a modern world where we’re all spending more time at home than ever before, having a home that makes you feel good is not something that you can put a price on.
One way to bring that luxury into your home is through the use of designer furniture. This is furniture that has been elevated above the everyday, with extra attention to detail to ensure that each piece looks and feels great.
The right designer items can easily be incorporated into a modern home. Here are some tips for choosing designer furniture effectively. Take a look at the collections at www.tulipinterior.co.uk for more inspiration.
Focus on the items that mean most to you
If you’re going to splash out on just one or two designer items, it’s important that you get things that will add real value to your life.
Think about what you want this furniture to add to your home. Do you want to create a luxurious space for receiving guests? In that case, a sofa or dining table may be the best option. On the other hand, if you want to build luxury in order to pamper yourself, bring designer item into the bedroom to create a personal haven.
You may not be looking to replace your larger items of furniture. In that case, smaller pieces can be used to enhance the overall look of a room. Something as simple as a mirror or side table can breathe new life into your space.
Think about what design style suits your home
Just like ordinary furniture, designer items come in a wide range of different styles – and you need to get something that complements your other items. It’s easy to see a design piece that you like and get carried away, buying something because it’s on trend rather than because it fits well with your home.
Collections will draw on a diverse range of influences, from art deco to modern art. Think about your own style influences, and whether your existing décor would be better matched by something sophisticated and elegant, or a little more rustic. Contemporary designers can offer it all.
Experiment with shapes, colours and textures
You want your designer furniture to work well with the items already in your home. But you don’t want it to blend in. This is where a little bit of experimentation comes into play.
Different textures can be a particularly subtle way to make sure your designer furniture stands out – luxurious velvet, for instance. You could also use your new item to bring an accent colour into the room.
Similarly, expert designers often play around with interesting shapes. If you’re looking at a room in your house and thinking that it just feels a little flat, then some unusually shaped shelving or lighting might be all you need to take things to the next level.
Give your designer pieces some room to breathe
Designer furniture works best if you can avoid cluttering the space around it. You want to make sure that it has the space it needs. Try to move pieces away from the wall and accessorise lightly. This is the case both for larger and smaller items.
A single designer lamp on a side table will make more of a statement than a lamp that’s surrounded by ornaments and bric a brac. Similarly, that breath-taking designer bath isn’t going to be as impressive if you’ve wedged it between a sink and some shelving. These items are designed to become a room’s key feature, so you need to make sure that’s possible. If your rooms are a little smaller, you can get around this by accentuating with one or two smaller designer pieces rather than a bulky statement item.
Designer furniture is a real investment, so take the time to really think about what would enhance your life and your living space. While it’s good to impress your guests, remember that you’re the person who will see and use this furniture every day so getting something to suit your tastes is essential! Get it right, and designer furniture will make your space a really luxurious place to come home to.
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