the furniture you need when you buy a home

Furniture can be a very big investment when buying a home. What furniture do you really need to live comfortably in your new home? Are there some things that you can live without for a while until you are settled in and get what you really need? Working as a real estate agent for the past twenty years, I have helped a lot of families get settled into their new places. This blog will show you what you probably want to have when you first move into a house and what you can live without for a few months as you get settled in.

Taking A Modern Approach To Living Room Decor: Four Essential Design Concepts


When it's time to give your living room a fresh, new look, modern design aesthetics can offer a unique option. As you visit your local modern furniture showroom, keep the following concepts in mind to transform your living room.

Clean Lines

With modern furniture, less is sometimes more. Look for pieces with clean lines and simple silhouettes to create your contemporary design theme. Mid-Century Modern pieces often offer the perfect option for this look. Sofas and sectionals with angled wooden legs and straight backs enhance your design aesthetic, and coordinating tables with matching legs can complete the look. You can also opt for leather sofas and chairs with boxy frames to pull off a modern look.

Solid Colors

Instead of opting for busy prints, choose solid colors for your main furnishings in the room. This doesn't mean you can't play with color. Choose a bright sofa and a contrasting armchair for your seating area, and set off the space with a bold area rug. To pull the solid-color design aesthetic look off, it's a good idea to choose a color palette first. You may want warm colors of red, yellow, and orange, or you might want to go with bright jewel tones, including purple and teal. Once you've chosen your palette, it's easier to find pieces that coordinate perfectly.

Chrome Accents

Furniture with chrome accents can lend a modern look to your space. Leather furniture with chrome frames and legs can offer a great option, but you can also incorporate chrome by choosing table and floor lamps with this finish. Chrome coordinates with virtually any color scheme, making it easy to add this look to your space no matter which hues you've chosen for your room. Even if you don't add any furniture with chrome accents, you can still add a modern look by choosing chrome decor pieces. Vases, stools, and photo frames in shiny silver-tone finishes can be the perfect way to add a little shimmer to your space.

Focal Wall Art

Once you've chosen your color palette and furnishings, create a focal point in the room with an oversized piece of wall art. A modern art design in bold colors hung above the sofa can tie the room together. Look for a piece that uses wrapped canvas instead of a framed piece to pull off the modern look, or for a more unique option, choose a series of wall art pieces that create a single image when hung next to each other on the wall. If you aren't a lover of art, you can also create a focal point by adding an oversized wall mirror featuring a contemporary design.

Look around your local designer showroom for ideas, and work with an interior designer if you need guidance when choosing pieces for your living room. With the right furnishings and decor pieces, you can pull off a minimalist modern look for your living room.


9 May 2018