How To Choose The Right Furniture For Your Home Lisa October 6, 2020

How To Choose The Right Furniture For Your Home


If you’re moving or renovating, the cherry on the pie is usually the final touches – so how to choose the right furniture for your home or office space? 

Let’s be honest, nationwide social gathering restrictions have provided an excuse for many Aussies to turn their attention to their homes. However, what happens when all the sanding, plastering and painting of the home renovation is finished? Knowing how to choose the right furniture for your home can get tricky, especially if you’re unsure where to start. 

Eight Tips On How To Choose The Right Furniture

What’s Your Vibe – Before you dive into minimalist vs bohemian aesthetics, first you need to know what the tone and feel of each room is to be – think comfort from a living room, inspiration from a kitchen, and relaxation from a bedroom. From there, you can match colours and textures that suit the feeling you’re aiming for. 

Measure Your Space – While there’s not many of us that would shy away from a monstrous six seater leather couch, it’s important to consider if you have the space for large statement pieces. Be sure to take careful measurements before ordering any furniture that will occupy floor space to avoid any surprises. 


Make A Budget – If you’ve fallen into a Pinterest inspo wormhole, it’s quite easy to get caught up on your “look” and forgetting to consider exactly how much your dream furniture costs, which is especially relevant for high cost materials. Get a spreadsheet going, and figure out “need vs want.” 

Consider What You Already Have – Is there something you already possess that could have a place in your newer and updated home? There’s no need to throw out or sell everything that’s classed as “pre-renovation”, especially if it holds some kind of sentimental value. Depending on the item, it’s usually easier to mix and old and new than most people think it is. 

Choose A Focal Point – Where is the heart of your room going to be? This varies depending on the room (and your tastes), but common examples include a bed frame, a piece of art and even a fireplace. Use these focal points to draw colour palettes, textures and general inspo to tie all of your furniture together. 

Aesthetics vs Practicality – While you might have had your eye on a striking blue velvet armchair, is it going to be a suitable and practical option for the toddler that rules your household? Washable and durable fabrics don’t have to be “blah” – so make sure you strike a balance between what looks good vs what works for your family. 

Storage Solutions – Keeping your home “insta friendly” isn’t practical in the long run, so make sure you consider effective storage solutions that don’t completely take over a room. Small, yet aesthetically pleasing organizers also help fill out a space while tucking mess away – think woven baskets, magazine racks, book shelves or coffee tables with drawers.


Embrace Colour – While the minimalist and Scandinavian look has been trending for quite a few years now, statement colour is certainly back in fashion too. If block colours on large pieces of furniture are too much, start with incorporating patterns on smaller furnishings such as geometrics or even a touch of floral. 

What Else Should You Consider?

Is selling your home on the cards within the next few years? It may be worth considering what’s in (and what’s out) for upcoming interior design trends and other factors that directly influence your home’s resale value. 
If you’re considering other home renovations, including extensive structural work, it’s always worth speaking to a professional. Here at Kibo Constructions, we specialise in commercial and residential refits, renovations and builds. Get in touch with us today or request a free quote to discuss how we can bring your project to life.

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