Building a home for you and your loved ones isn’t just about buying a house and putting furniture inside of it. It is more about how you make that house a home by making it comfortable, safe and a pleasing place to spend time. If you want to go beyond the everyday furniture that you find in your local housewares store, you can choose to customize some or all of your furniture pieces. This will allow you to control comfort, usability and the look of your favorite pieces.
The first aspect of customized furniture that you need to consider is the design of any individual piece. Any piece of furniture can be custom made so that you get exactly what you want. Need a special dining room table? You can choose customized options from the tabletop down to the furniture legs. Looking for furniture pieces with specialized dimensions? Have it built to specifications that matter most to you.
You don’t have to design the whole piece yourself. If you work with a custom furniture maker, you can choose from a range of options for the different elements of each piece. For example, if you are looking for a dining room set that will set your house apart from the rest, you can choose from pre-styled tabletops, legs and chairs. A furniture maker can also provide you with the information you need to not only get the right style, but to make sure the piece stays functional for your everyday needs.
Patterns, Colors and Coverings
Once you have a solid piece of furniture customized to your specifications, the job is only half done. The next step is to add another personal touch with a pop of color. If you have customized a wooden piece of furniture, you can choose from a wide range of stains and paints that will help you match your piece to the room where it will reside. If you have built a chair or a sofa, you have endless possibilities when it comes to the color, pattern and texture of the cloth you use.
You can also keep furniture in it’s natural state, with clear stains and soft cotton coverings. Because there are so many choices, it can be helpful to have color combinations and swatches in mind when building the look and feel of a room.
Contrast and Coordination
Matching colors and patterns can work well for the overall aesthetic of your room. You can also choose a bolder option by contrasting colors and textures to have a bit of excitement in your room design. Some of the best designed rooms you will find have a mix of contrast and coordination to pull a room together. It may be the contrast of a super soft sofa with the hardness of metal accents throughout the room, or it may be a design that incorporates two complimentary colors in all of the room’s elements. This push and pull will help you find the right degree of contrast and coordination for your home.
Custom furniture can be more expensive, but it can easily be changed over time to match your changing tastes. It is usually well made and built to last so you know that the invest is worth it.