Finding Furniture That Fits

You might be someone who is very interested in seeking out the perfect sideboard or sofa; someone with very clear ideas on the pieces you’d like in your room or a love for browsing the available options. On the other hand, you might be one of the many people who would love to have the time to browse furniture options but life simply gets in the way. Or you might have a vague idea of the sort of room you’d like to create but have little knowledge on how to actually create it. Finding that perfect piece of furniture can be something of a challenge for several reasons. Firstly, it can be extremely difficult to imagine it in the space – will it fit and will it tone in with the rest of the decor? are two very common conundrums. Here are a couple of points to consider when introducing a new piece of furniture to your home. Have you got enough space? There is nothing more annoying than bringing home a gorgeous new piece of furniture you’ve fallen in love with, only to find that it doesn’t fit in the room. In this situation measuring is key. Measure the room, measure the furniture and make sure any extra lips, edges or sticky out bits are included in the overall measurements. You might want to use an online design programme to determine the best location for your new furniture, then you can move things around and consider whether it will all fit. Alternatively, map out the footprint of your furniture on the floor using masking tape. Think about whether there will be space to walk around the furniture as well as whether it fits. How tall is it? Width and length are the obvious measurements to consider, but you also need to think about height. Don’t neglect this measurement for tall units of you might find they don’t fit. What will it look like? Contrary to popular belief, not all the furniture in a room needs to match, however it does all need to tie in. What you choose will essentially depend on the look you’re trying to attain. Mismatching furniture can either look stylish or like a jumble sale – at Hannah Barnes Designs we can help you to ensure your furniture works well within your space. Let us help you choose the furniture that works for your home. Contact Hannah Barnes Designs today,