The devil is in the details, as they say. However, we believe that the beauty is in the details. In fact, it’s these details that make the difference. In interior design, the things we tend to overlook at first glance end up being the elements that contribute to the uniqueness and personal style of every space. In this article, we are zooming in on the furniture of a space.
The finishes of any piece of furniture are a fundamental part of the overall aesthetic of the piece and have a tremendous effect on the overall interior design of the room. So, let’s dive into the different choices available in terms of furniture finishes and how each one highlights our home in the most special of ways.
Practical or stylish furniture
Sturdy finishes or delicate surfaces? Whether you should choose a high or low maintenance piece of furniture depends on your lifestyle. For example, if you have kids or toddlers, you might think twice before buying that glass coffee table.
On the other hand, if you have a black cat with lots of fur, you might want to avoid getting a white couch. And finally, if you love dinner parties with red wine and various foods, is a white rug or carpet the best idea for your home?
Always adjust your interior design style to suit your daily lifestyle. Remember, some pieces are investments and changing your furniture every year can be a hassle.
Fabric is the perfect combination of look and feel. It’s an elegant detail to the eye and it can also provide comfort and cosiness. But which type of fabric is best for your home?
Synthetic vs. leather
Should you choose synthetic or leather fabric for your furniture? Well, that’s mostly up to the overall aesthetic of your space. No one can deny that a dark leather sofa matches an industrial-style home perfectly. However, on hot summer days, the feeling of leather may not be very pleasant, especially on naked skin.
Synthetic fabric, on the other hand, has a neutral feeling and also comes in various colour shades and patterns.
Tip to remember: Even though velvet might feel good, we suggest you think twice (or even three times) about using that fabric for furniture. Due to its thickness, velvet easily absorbs dust, microorganisms, and stains, making it difficult to clean. Further, it has a slightly lower light resistance than other fabrics and should be kept out of direct sunlight to avoid fading or damage.