Given how expensive it can prove to furnish a home, the last
thing you want is to splash the cash on a fancy sofa or table only to find
that… well, it looks dated already. Still, budgetary concerns could force you
to limit your shopping to the likes of flea markets and antique stores.
In this situation, sorting the gems from the rubbish can be
tricky. However, it’s largely just a matter of knowing what to look out for.
Here are some items that can be repeatedly repurposed.
When are furnishings… not quite furnishings? When you can
see right through them. Obviously, in the case of some furnishings, like
curtains, this can seemingly defeat the point of using them. However, in other
instances, the transparency can effectively serve as visual magic.
Just consider how
well glass tables work in a largely white space, as The Spruce shows. They can also work well with the minimalist
look, or if you want to let in more light, as those curtains would!
There are quite a few obvious ways of adding colour and
pattern to a wall. Those include painting them and affixing framed pieces of
art. What you might not have considered quite as closely, however, is hanging
up a beautifully elaborate piece of fabric – such as a tapestry, if you have
Architectural Digest demonstrates
how a weaved hanging, for example, can add texture to a wall. As an added
benefit, you can easily take down fabric hangings when you need to move between
Leather club chairs
Naturally, in the home, there’s always the need for
somewhere to sit. However, finding seating that is not only comfortable but
also capable of looking good in any part of the home can be arduous.
That’s the cue, though, for leather club chairs to step
forward (obviously not literally, even if they do technically have feet). These
chairs are soft and smooth, helping to explain why you
can easily sit in them for hours on end, as realtor.com
Now you know where you and visitors can enjoyably park their
backsides, but where should everyone’s feet go? On some lovely footstools, we
could convincingly argue. Just consider the example of the chaise ottomans
available in various designs from Simply Chaise.
When you choose to buy
a footstool online, you can take your pick of fabric and material – but,
all the while, rest assured that high quality is guaranteed, at least when
buying from the right company.
“Hang on,” you might be thinking, “haven’t
those been mentioned earlier?” You might be thinking of the wall hangings,
which can indeed be visually akin to rugs in many ways.
You could see particular sense in considering an Oriental
rug. After all, it can be easily moved between rooms while ageing well even as
foot traffic leaves wear and tear over time. Such imperfections would merely
add to the aesthetic appeal, leaving the rug ageing like a fine wine, you could