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Choosing the right furniture for your home

Castlery   |   May 5, 2022

Your furniture plays a huge part in defining the look and feel of your home. With colour, character and functionality, the right furniture will help you stamp your personality on your space.

Replacing the furniture in your home is a great way to refresh its look and give your space a whole new feel. If you’re moving into a new place, picking the right furniture will help you create the home that’s perfect for your needs. So, how do you find the tables, chairs, beds, and accessories that are ideal for you? Keep reading to find out.

Mother and child spending time on a modern contemporary sofa The Adams Chaise Sectional Sofa is made for afternoon naps and spending quality time with loved ones. Picture credit: @myinjenuity

What are the most essential furnishings for your home?

There are some pieces of furniture no home should be without. From the sofa to the dining table and the bed frame to the mattress, furnishings make the home more comfortable and functional.

Though everyone finds different things important, there are a few pieces of furniture that are universal. Some of the most essential furnishing for the home are:

Wooden bed frame in a modern contemporary living room Create a quiet space to rest. The Joseph Bed's low-profile silhouette lends a sense of calm to your bedroom sanctuary. Picture credit: @mamamilaau

Choosing the right furniture for your living room

The living room is one of the most important rooms in any home. The perfect place to relax, unwind and socialise, if you’re anything like us, it’s probably where you spend most of your time.

The central piece of furniture in any living room is the sofa. Sofas come in a huge choice of sizes and styles. Before you start shopping for a sofa, think about how you use your living room and what you want from the space. This should help you find the design that’s right for you.

If you have a large living room, opt for a substantial sofa. Sectional Sofas can be arranged to create a generous L-shaped or U-shaped seating area. Perfect for big spaces, these stylish sofas are very versatile and can allow you to accommodate all your friends and family.

If your living space is on the smaller side, 2 seater sofas are a great solution. Spacious enough for a couple of people to sit comfortably side by side – or for you to lie back and stretch out as you binge on your favourite drama series – a 2 seater is a practical and stylish option for your living space.

Pair your sectional or 2-seater sofa with a complementary armchair. Choose an armchair in a matching tone to bring your interior together or opt for a contrasting shade to add a bold, bright note to your living space.

Cosy living room styled with armchairs, sofa and a mid-century tv console Furnish your living space with functional pieces that bring ease to your lifestyle. The Luka TV Console is a great way to keep media accessories organised neatly while within easy reach. Picture credit: @styleitprettyhome

Complete your essential living room furnishings with a pair of side tables. Place them either side or your sofa so you have somewhere convenient to put your drinks and snacks while you catchup on your favourite shows. Alternatively, place the side tables against the wall and use them to display photos, plants or stylish ornaments.

If you don’t have the space for side tables, TV consoles can also be used to add storage to the space. You can decorate a TV console in pretty much the same way you would a side table. The only thing you need to avoid is placing a bright lamp on it as this can reflect on the TV screen and detract from the viewing experience.

Choosing the right furniture for your bedroom

If there’s one room that should be as comfortable and as indulgent as the living room, it’s the bedroom. Your bedroom should be the most relaxing and welcoming place in the whole house. After all, it’s where you start and end each day.

The most important piece of furniture in the bedroom is of course the bed. To get the most out of your bedroom, finding the right bed would be absolutely necessary. This means finding a bed frame that suits the style of your room and a mattress that works perfectly with your body.

Mattresses range in size from single to super king. They also vary significantly in their firmness. Before you invest in a new mattress, make sure it’s the right size for your bedframe and the right feel for your back.

Choosing the right furniture for your dining room

For cosy breakfasts and dinner parties, dining areas allow you to entertain guests, enjoy meals and even work from home. When choosing a table for your space, think about how big your room is and how many guests you’ll want to host. Remember that you’ll need to leave a bit of room around your table to allow friends and family to circulate, so make sure your table doesn’t take up the entire space.

Bright dining area styled with a mid-century modern extendable dining table @jacquelynedna’s dining space is all set for entertaining guests with the Seb Extendable Dining Table.

Dining tables can vary in size from small two-seaters to large 8, 10, 12 or even 14-person extenders. You can fit more people around your table by swapping your dining chairs for benches. As well as being able to accommodate more people, benches take up less room than chairs, making them the perfect choice for cosy eating areas.

If you’re looking to replace some of the tired old furniture in your home, or furnish somewhere from scratch, look out for sales, discounts, and other money-saving special offers. Find out more and start shopping for the perfect pieces for your home, by taking a look through our stylish collection today.