Have you ever considered using soft furnishings to enhance your home’s appearance and appeal? In this blog, you will find out how to incorporate and arrange soft furnishings to suit the arrangement within your humble abode.
There is nothing more satisfying and exciting than designing and enhancing the interior of your home. Residential space is a representation of the owner’s personality and aesthetic. Some prefer a minimalist approach in decorating their space, while some want to exude flamboyance and make their identity known in every crevice of your house.
Either way, there is soft furniture that will suit different interior design choices. There are also different ways to use it to balance or neutralize your residence’s overall composition.
- Use to add depth.
Aside from providing additional comfort and coziness, cushions can also enhance the dimensions within a living quarter. For instance, adorning your bed and your sofa with different sizes of cushions make it seem all the more appealing and sophisticated. Some bear embroidery while some are made of a velvet cloth or silk. Some are available in a broad range of rich colours, meaning that you have more options for decorations.
- Play around with textures.
Whether you want a carpet, a sofa cover, a bedsheet, or some drapery on your tables and furniture, it is best to mix and match with different textures. Some fabrics have a Martindale test included in their tags. It specifies if the fabric is suitable exclusively for decorative purposes or not based on the number of rubs. Ideally, soft fabric with rubs that range between 15,000 to 25,000 is great for general decorative and household use. A rub number of 25,000 or more is best for more intensive use of the fabric.
- Choose where you place rugs.
Rugs can provide comfort while also doubling as an absorbent surface to prevent leakage and increase warmth inside your home. You can add fluffy rugs underneath your bed where you can rest your feet. Otherwise, you can also place it in the centre of your living room if you have a fairly small space. The arrangement will make your rug the centrepiece or the area that balances and brings all your furniture and decorations together. Some homeowners put rugs along their staircase or hallway for a dramatic effect.
- Consider layering draperies and patterns.
You can focus on repeating or reinforcing different patterns or combining contrasting shades. If not, you can experiment with textures to make your space feel immersive and tactically adorned. Here’s a great tip—put together fuzzy rugs with velvet sofas or soft furnishings that are more “tamed” in texture. Remember, it is all about striking the perfect balance not to make your abode feel suffocating or too overwhelming.
- Invest in quality furnishings.
It is perfectly okay to seek more expensive fabric choices for your soft furniture and decors. After all, high-quality material will always last longer and exude a rich quality that haphazardly structured furnishings don’t have. If you are really into finding the finest material or fabric, you might even stumble upon rare luxury furniture and expensive sofas. Just be careful not to overspend or go beyond your budget.
Soft furniture, decors, and drapery are suitable for a broad range of customers and homeowners. More importantly, the right choice of soft and cozy furnishing will effortlessly increase your home’s value.