Often I will walk into a home and the first thing I notice is the furniture all pushed up against the wall. This can give the room a lifeless sometimes office waiting room appearance. I like to pull my sofa out from the wall or window and create a cozy sitting area where friends don't have to pull up a chair because there is already one there. Anchoring the room with an area rug is a great way of specifying a space around a focal point such as a fireplace or TV. A functional space can have style and purpose. Even the most mellow of pallets can be spiced up with fun accessories. Don't be afraid to add color, I think you should have fun with your room.Still not sure what to do? it may be time to call in some help. An affordable way to get design help is to make use of local furniture stores that offer free design service. Qualified designers will go out to your home and help you make the choices that best suit your needs. You don't have to be redoing an entire house to make use of this free service. Many stores will go out for a sofa and chair, a bedroom or an office to make sure everything will fit in the space. In addition to furnishings, accessories can be brought out to the home so that the end product is a completed look tailored to fit your style. Three local stores that offer this service are Thomasville/Drexel Heritage, Mathis Brothers and Dane Design all of which are located within 1 mile of each other at Reno and Portland in Oklahoma City. Don't be afraid to walk in the door and say " I'm having a design crisis, who can help me!?". Okay so you don't have to be that dramatic but working with a designer can be alot of fun and a good designer will not pressure you into making purchases you don't want, rather a good designer will point you into the direction that best fits your needs. So if your furniture is all pushed up against the wall and your room is feeling a little drab it may be time to get into your car and go get professional help. I've attached a video that I think really sums up the issue well. So take a minute and enjoy, as always feel free to leave your comments or questions and thanks for reading.
October 12, 2013