All homes have furniture in them, and good furniture can be a fine investment, whether living room furniture, dressers, a dining table, or a bedroom set. Even accessories like hanging lights, rugs, lamps, and more can complete a room and the house as a whole, and homeowners may choose to remodel their houses every so often. A home may be remodeled to update the function of a room, or remodeling can replace worn out furniture or even alter a room’s decor theme. The entire house may have a single, unified theme such as “Mission” or “art deco,” and this reflects in everything from cabinets to rugs to lamps. Someone may find fine rugs, drawers, beds, and more at a local furniture mart, and online catalogs and social media such as Pinterest can give them new ideas on interior decor. Good rugs and lamps can add visual flair, along with wall-mounted art and clocks. Meanwhile, a new bed, couch, or dresser can replace an old one or change an entire room’s purpose.
Trends on Decor
No one lives in an empty house, and even the most Spartan of homes or apartments will have at least the essentials. Common materials, colors, and patterns change as trends in interior decor do, but there are some constants in all this. Most homeowners update their home’s look every so often, and according to a Houzz survey in 2018, some 48% of homeowners were planning on redecorating their living spaces. Similarly, interior decor experts say that homeowners should update a room’s design once every five to 10 years, and many homeowners do exactly that. Sometimes, a room may be decorated to suit the house’s overall theme, but other times, different rooms have different looks. Sometimes, a large and attractive piece of furniture may dictate a room’s new look. In a recent survey, 60% of respondents said that they would redecorate their living room based on the couch there. Something similar might be done in the bedroom based on a luxurious queen or kind sized bed, and a living room based on its tables and chairs.
A room’s furniture and decor might be altered not just for looks, but the room’s purpose. When parents are expecting a baby, they may set up the baby’s room with a crib, dresser, and more. When that child becomes older, or if a couple adopts a child, they may set up child-sized furniture inside, along with the right decor. This ranges from a bed and dresser to a shelf unit, a toy chest, and even a desk and chair for homework or a computer. Conversely, when an adult child moves out for college or to live on their own, their old bedroom can be changed into a guest bedroom or even a hobby room for music, arts and crafts, and more. Some adult couples may have an elderly parent who moves in for 24-hour care, and this elderly resident will need a bedroom of their own.
Finding the Furniture
A homeowner may look for new furniture online and at local marts based on their needs for decor or function. Expecting parents will visit baby supply chains for cribs and baby-friendly paint, and a general furniture store is an excellent place to find beds, dressers, shelf units and cube organizers, table sand chairs, couches, and even more. A shopper may look for a new and better bed to replace their current one, and a queen or king size bed with a solid wooden frame and headboard may be desired. Some beds even have slide-out storage drawers underneath for convenience. Similarly, a shopper may opt for a couch that can fold out into a roughly queen-sized bed, and this may be convenient if guests are often expected and there isn’t a proper guest bedroom available. This can also be handy for college students who live in cramped dorms.
If a homeowner is unsure what their interior should look like, they can look up and consult home decor experts, who can suggest themes based on the homeowner’s interests and the size and shape of the house. Something similar can be done if a room is being remodeled, such as the kitchen, master bathroom, or living room. These are known as design-build contractors.