Choosing the right furnishings and furniture for your home is just as important as choosing the right decoration scheme(s). The furniture and accessories you put in your rooms can - quite simply - make the room look good or make it look bad!
The fact is that there are a lot of different types of furniture design and styles out there to choose from - from the antique to the ultra modern. Some people will pick one theme here and will stick with it throughout their homes whilst others may mix and match themes depending on the room in question and the use it will be put to.
It is important to think about the style and size of your home and of the room you are furnishing before you make a start. For example, lots of pieces of large antique furniture and heavy dark curtains may look OK in a large room with high ceilings but this kind of style may not work for small and modern rooms. It may simply make them look smaller and too dark. You can still have these kinds of furnishings but you may want to offset them with lighter touches.
It's also wise to give a thought to the people that will use the furnishings you buy. If you have kids or pets, for example, then you may want to opt for hard-wearing furnishings that will be easy to clean and maintain. You can also make any room look better by making sure that the things that you have in the room complement each other.
It's also important to make sure that the furnishings you buy will fit the space/size of room that you have. It's easy to get carried away in shops and to buy something you like only to find that it takes up too much space or doesn't fit correctly. This will simply make the room look cluttered and badly thought ou