The world of furniture is vast and wide, with a million billion choices for every situation. However the space in your home is limited, requiring you to strategically choose the best products to serve your needs. Depending on the amount of room that you have, this may require the use of pieces that can serve multiple functions. Even if you have an expansive area to work with, you want to ensure that your choices optimize the efficiency of the overall environment.
In social spaces such living rooms, dens, play areas, and kitchens, you want to take a minimalist approach to furniture. These areas should be open, allowing foot traffic to pass in and out with ease. Often the pieces used will be utilitarian in nature including seating products such as chairs, sofas, and bar stools, as well as tables and counters for surface use. These can be accented with shelves and other storage options, which will often hug the walls.
Bedrooms are a different matter altogether. In these spaces the bed itself will often be the dominant piece, taking a front and center position, with all other furnishings orbiting around it. At the same time, these will also be the most personalized rooms in the entire house, with the personality of the occupant having an indelible effect on the decorative tone which is evoked throughout.
More specific rooms will require pieces that have a distinct purpose. For instance a guest bedroom will need both sleeping furniture, such as a bed, futon, or pull out couch, as well as storage options including dressers, shelves, chests, and bins. A home office will require a desk, chair, and shelves for sorting paperwork. Meanwhile a home gym won’t need any of that, and will be primarily concerned with equipment that will allow you to get the most out of your workout.
With children’s spaces you need furniture pieces that are both safe, and fun. That means that the products need to be made extremely well, with a strength and durability that will withstand the greatest rigors of their exuberant play. Items such as bunk beds, captains beds, and multi function storage designs are popular in these rooms, as the clutter of toys will often threaten to overwhelm the environment.