Functionality of furniture, although being the primary purpose, the style of the furniture you choose to place in your home speaks volumes about your personal style preference. Now knowing this, choosing your furniture does become more a matter of aesthetics, wouldn’t you say! Your personal style preference in fashion could be smart, chic, glamorous or casual or it could be more about how the fabrics feel or more based on colour combinations. You could go with a certain style in clothing only because of the way it makes you feel. Whereas, when I comes to interior design, style can mean many things but just to sum it up, it is about creating an interior of great taste flowing within the home in a harmonious, practical, comfortable, balanced and aesthetically pleasing manner.
Creating a glamourous look in your living room, if you are a family of four with growing children and the living room is the most used space in your home, is going to prove to be highly impractical. Sleek and stylish furniture is almost never hardwearing. However, if you have a formal living room which is not used on a daily basis, it is the ideal space to create a chic, glamourous and stylish look. Luxurious fabrics, elegant furniture, glittering metal accessories, glossy glass tables, plush rugs and glitzy light fixtures are all things needed for a refined and glamourous design style. Some really good stores here in Dubai make putting this look together quite easy and convenient.
The essentials for achieving a smart and modern styled interior are a basic neutral colour palette, classic and timeless furniture pieces, clean lines running all through, good quality materials and an overall simplicity in taste. You could add a ‘Wow!’ factor by adding splashes of colour with an art piece on the wall, a bold pendant lamp as a centrepiece or some quirky and eclectic centre table accessories. So what you are trying to create here is a pared-down stylishness with comfort, but sprinkled with just a little bit of glamour.
Here are some points to consider when decorating or re-decorating your home:
⦁ When choosing furniture, take your time to explore all available possibilities, from the most expensive to the most reasonable.
⦁ If budget is a constraint, buy fewer quality and expensive pieces. Remember, less is more.
⦁ Don’t think that you need to stick to ne single style. Mixing pieces of different styles, is done in a cohesive and balanced way, can create stunning spaces which feel very personalized and signature-like.
⦁ Do consider the practical implications of your choice of furniture pieces. Will it look too big in the room or will it hinder easy movement around the space?
⦁ Remember, when it comes to styling your home, it’s all about you and your family living in a good looking, feel good, well-balanced and harmonious space.