Shopping for home furnishings and accessories can be a rewarding experience, but it can also drain your wallet. So, when it's time to find just the right items to furnish or brighten up your home, you want to get it right the first time because most of us don't have the luxury to toss out our purchases in a couple of years and start from scratch. Look for something that is built well, like good quality tables that are a little bit older and not mass manufactured. You've probably looked at a few decorating magazines and seen your share of furniture showrooms. That may give you a starting point, but you need to think about the connection your home has to you, don't just follow trends. Color is also important, big furniture pieces like sofas and side chairs need to be in a neutral color scheme. You don't want bright colors that you tire of quickly or can fall out of fashion. Accessories, like throw pillows, can be trendier with the latest colors because they are much easier and less expensive to replace. But when it comes to lighting, you may want to splurge on something that is both functional and decorative. Invest in great lamps; they can stand the test of time. Artwork can really make your home fit your personality. Go to your local art district, find an artist you really like and buy their piece. When picking out window treatments or pillows, stick with good quality fabrics like silk or chenille. Leather furniture will also stand the test of time. Finally, consider how often you'll be moving around. Think about the flexibility of your furniture and whether the pieces you've chosen will work in another home with a different floor plan.
Author:Brandi Chapman Phone: 281-682-6069 Dated: July 18th 2012 Views: 1,874 About Brandi: ...
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