Whether you’ve just moved into a brand new empty house or you’re simply growing bored of your existing interiors, don’t fret - furnishing is the key to unlocking the potential of your dream home, and with guidance from Interiors Outlet, this is fully achievable. From finding a style you like and setting a budget to exploring the exciting range of furnishing options we have on offer, read on to discover how to create your dream home with effective furnishing choices.
What to consider before furnishing
Before jumping into the process of furnishing your home, there are certain key considerations you will need to keep in mind:
Explore different styles of interior
When it comes to interior design, the options are limitless. With that being said, here are a few of the most popular interior design styles:
- Art deco
It’s crucial to research all the furnishing options available so that you can find a style that suits your individual taste. Take note of details such as the materials, colours, and styles or designs - this will provide you with a better understanding of what you like and what you don’t like.
Make a checklist
One of the first steps to creating your dream home is working out what you need to purchase and what items you already have. Make the most of gifts from friends and family, as well as recovering anything you’ve previously bought and forgotten about - there’s no point breaking the bank if you have plenty of usable items that could contribute to your desired finished look.
Once you’ve done this, you can make a checklist. You should start by writing down every item that you need for each room, making a note of the items you already have. This list should be in order of priority - starting with the items that you can’t live without first such as electrical appliances, sofas and beds and ending with the ‘nice to have’ items such as coffee tables, armchairs and accessories. This will simplify the process of searching for furniture and decor.
Set a budget
It can be tempting to get carried away when swept up in the process of selecting furniture, so you will need to be careful. Make sure you cover the essentials first - there’s no point buying a decadent tablecloth if you can barely afford a table to put it on. A budget is a great way to curb impulsive purchases - this will make sure you only buy what you can afford.
Quality over quantity
Quality over quantity is another important concept to consider when buying furniture and interior decor. After all, the last thing you want is to end up with an abundance of cheap, low-quality items that are easily damaged. Instead, you should acquire high-quality furniture and materials that will stand the test of time. While this may seem more expensive at face value, you will be making cost-effective investments that will save you money in the long run.
When it comes to decorating your dream home, furniture is the best place to start:
We spend one third of our lives in bed, so this is definitely a home comfort that is worth investing time and money into.
These are most common bed frames you’re likely to come across:
- Platform - this minimalist frame is ideal for creating a traditional look.
- Divan - this multipurpose option is a great choice if you like to store things under your bed.
- Trundle - these frames have an attached bed hidden beneath the main one, making them a perfect option for kids.
- Sleigh - as its name suggests, this eye-catching bed frame looks just like a sleigh.
- Loft - this frame has high legs, meaning you can save space by fitting other furniture underneath it.
- Ottoman - this popular choice includes storage space safely hidden beneath your mattress.
- Canopy - these regal beds have four posts and high legs, adding a classic touch to any room.
- Day bed - this frame can be converted into a sofa, making it a smart option for small apartments.
A wardrobe is the perfect staple piece to complete your bedroom look, as well as offering essential practicality and serving as a useful storage option. The most common types of wardrobes you’ll encounter include:
- Fitted wardrobes
- Sliding wardrobe design
- Glass wardrobes
- Hinged wardrobes
- Walk-in wardrobes
- Corner wardrobes
- Mirrored wardrobes
Our wide range of wardrobes here at Interiors Outlet provide a fabulous choice of designs, styles, finishes and storage solutions to suit large rooms or small, modern or traditional tastes, those on a tight budget or wanting to invest in the best. From the master bedroom and dressing room, to the kids’ room or the guest room, we have everything on offer.
A quality sofa will be the striking focal point of any living room, so it’s important to get it right. There’s a huge variety of sofas available to choose from, although popular options include:
- Track Arm
- English Roll Arm
- Divan / Day Bed
- Deep Seated
If you’re in search of your dream sofa, look no further than Interiors Outlet. Any colour, fabric and configuration you may desire, the choice is 100% yours, we offer an exceptional range of luxury sofas manufactured to the highest quality to suit your requirements.
A beautifully-crafted table can transform your living space. Whatever your tastes and requirements, you can find an appropriate table for any room in the house:
- Bedside table
- Work table
- Dining table (kitchen table)
- Dressing table
- Round table
- Folding table
- Tennis table
- Chess table
- Coffee table
- Bar table
Shop from our Living & Dining range at Interiors Outlet and choose from a variety of bespoke tables, cabinets and bookcases.
While the importance of flooring is often overlooked when it comes to home furnishing, it’s a detail that can radically transform the overall look of your house:
Premium vinyl flooring
Vinyl has become a popular flooring choice due to its versatility and maintainable nature. It is available in a wide variety of looks, patterns and colours; simulated stone, tile and even wood grain patterns. It’s also easy to maintain - today’s vinyl floor varieties have a resilient protective coating that makes it resistant to staining and dirt. This means spills and splashes wipe up easily, and as long as you sweep and mop it occasionally, it will continue to perform for a long duration of time - often lasting up to 20 years. Luxury vinyl flooring comes in interlocking planks rather than sheets, ensuring homeowners get the beauty of hardwoods without the upkeep. This is a cost-effective investment that will save you money in the long run.
High quality carpets
Carpet is a comfortable option for quiet and barefoot spaces, like bedrooms, closets, and office areas. For a relaxing and indulgent flooring feel, invest in a high quality carpet to add a touch of softness to your living space. Carpet also has an insulating effect on your floors and helps retain heat.
Find luxury carpets to elevate any home at Interiors Outlet, proud to supply an extensive range of flooring options. From contemporary carpets to vinyl and laminate flooring in an array of different colours and styles, we’re here to help you turn your floor into a focal point.
Design your dream home today with Interiors Outlet
From dreamy mattresses to assembled wardrobes, you’ll find everything you need to give your home a dash of luxury at Interiors Outlet. We’re proud to supply products from incredible brands alongside bespoke furniture to match your colour preferences, fabric choices, and measurements. Interiors Outlet is so much more than a carpet, units, and bed centre. Shop our collections below to discover the perfect additions to your home or get in touch with us at 01617474447 to discuss how we can tailor our products to suit you.