Getting new furniture can be so much fun.
Browsing online or going to furniture stores in person and checking everything out is exciting. There are so many possibilities!
But then, reality finally dawns on us. We’re not just here to look at the latest furniture trends – we’re here to actually find a piece to add to our space. This is when things can get tricky.
Choosing the right leather sofa, love seat, or recliner takes some looking into. We can’t just choose one because it’s pretty, we like the color, or it’s the top trend of the season. We have to choose the best piece for our space.
To do this, we have to find leather furniture which fits our personal style sense and our existing decor.
4 Tips for Choosing Leather Furniture to Fit Your Style and Decor
Finding furniture which is a perfect fit for our space isn’t always easy. Here are four tips which can help make the process easier.
1. Determine the Style Sensibility of People in Your Home
The people living in your home need to like the space they’re in. Figuring out what we like and what we want to be surrounded with can be easy if we’re a single person. Involving your spouse, partner or even your children can make it a bit more complicated.
If you’re in this situation, we recommend doing some online searches with those involved. A simple Google search can help, and Pinterest can be incredibly helpful, as well.
In the search box, type in what type of living space you like and see if there are any images of rooms which everyone likes. You may even find some people have already successfully meshed the two styles. Take inspiration from them.
2. Pay Attention to the Color Palette of the Room
Once we have an idea of the basic, overall style we need to go for, the next step is to choose the right color. Color can play a huge role in creating the personality of a room. Even a traditionally styled leather chaise lounge or sofa
can fit into a funky, eclectic space if it’s in a bright, fun color.
And, don’t just look at the main colors already in the space. It’s important to look at the accent colors in the room’s accessories, too. We’ve found adding a larger piece of furniture, like a bench, ottoman, or recliner in an accent color can make a room feel fresh.
3. Consider the Size of the Room
It’s so easy to get caught up in the idea of a piece we can sometimes forget about the practicality of it.
We need to look at the size of the furniture we want and make sure it fits in the room
or one thing. For another, we need to make sure it is the right scale for the room and our existing decor.
If our living space is filled with smaller, delicate pieces, an oversized sectional might not be the best fit.
4. Think About the Future
Trends and tastes change. What we like today, we might not like tomorrow. So, when investing in furniture – particularly a larger piece – we want to make sure it’s going to be something we’re going to enjoy looking at down the road.
We may want a bright, emerald green leather loveseat which may be all the rage in 2019
, but are we going to enjoy this look a year or five from now?
Leather Furniture Is an Investment in Every Sense of the Word – Choose Wisely
Nearly any type of furniture we choose to add to our home is going to be an investment. Both time and money will be spent on it. We have to take the time to find out what type of furniture we really want, and finally, we have to figure out if it’s the right style.
While it may seem a daunting task at first, it’s important to remember it’s a process which can be thoroughly enjoyable. Adding a new piece of furniture can add new life, a breath of fresh air into our space. We all need an occasional change of pace.
When choosing furniture, we hope you will choose wisely. Take the time needed to find a piece you’ll be happy with for years to come. And, while searching for your ideal recliner or sectional, don’t forget to have some fun!