The role of furniture in interior decoration
Furniture is much more than a functional role. Beautiful furniture should be designed and made to be used and cherished through the years. This is why making furniture is an art in itself. The end result can be a simple and functional item, a piece of craftsmanship, or even a work of art.
A blank room is an interior designer’s blank canvas. The first thing you enter into an empty room is the furniture. Everything else—pillows, mirrors, lamps, and other accessories—will follow. This is why the role of furniture in interior design has a heavy weight, and will determine what other elements will be added to finish the painting. Home accessories are just the finishing touches, while the furniture is the bulk of the project.
First of all, you need to think about what look you want to achieve. If you like an eclectic and relaxed home, choose different furniture items that are different styles, but follow a consistent color scheme so that everything looks great together.
For example, if you are furnishing a bedroom, the first thing you need to do is choose the bed. Once you do that, you can select everything else around it. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, the place where you relax and unwind, so it only makes sense to hang around your bed.
If you go for a romantic and ornate rococo bed, usually in white or cream, then you should stick to pastels or neutral colors, or you can even try Venetian mirror furniture, but stay away from flashy colors and, above all, stay away from Any furniture finished in black, even if the style is very similar, will contrast black and white, while cream, white, silver, and mirror furniture melt together beautifully. Be adventurous and choose some mirrored bedside tables, a silver patterned chest of drawers, and a white or cream dresser.
Now if instead you go for a Louis XV style rattan bed in black, steer clear of the light colors and go for a sexy look. Choose a beautiful black dresser, perfectly mirrored front so that it adds depth and brightness, some opulent silver or black bedside tables and a Venetian chest of drawers. The combination of black and mirrored furniture will add depth and lightness to the bedroom, without losing the dramatic, luxurious look we want.
Now that you’ve chosen your furniture, you can complete your look with luxurious bedding and pillows, a pretty mirror, some practical table lamps, and a gorgeous chandelier. Just make sure that the colors of all these accessories won’t clash with the soft color scheme of your furniture. The result should be an eclectic and warm bedroom with a “good” vibe.
Remember that the arrangement of furniture in a room has a huge impact on the overall feel of the space. So make sure the placement of the bed leaves enough room to walk from one end of the room to the other. Use mirrors at the end of hallways or in tight corners to add depth and brightness. It voila! Your interior design project is complete!