Expert Guide to Redesigning Your Home

Redesigning the interior of your home is both exciting and challenging, but with a few simple tips, you can effortlessly transform your house into your own unique home. Add pops of colour with stylish armchairs, style your dining room table and chairs ready to host all your family and friends or why not buy new furniture pieces that will make your bedroom cosier than ever? 

From styling bedroom sets to ensure your room is cosy enough for the ultimate night’s sleep to adding a burst of colour to your living space with key accessories, DUSK shares everything you need to know when it comes to redesigning your home. 

The Perfect Furniture For Each Room in Your Home

When looking to redesign your home, arranging your furniture can be a daunting decision, but the layout of each room is crucial to the comfort and function of a room. These common room scenarios will teach you the basics of furniture arranging so you can maximise the space within your home. 

Furniture Arrangement with a Focal Point 

No matter whether your room is big or small, having the right furniture arrangement will bring instant balance and flow to your space, making it easier to navigate. If you are unsure of how to arrange furniture in your living room, you should consider starting with a focal point, such as a feature wall with stunning paintings or a stand-out sofa

Family Room Furniture with Extra Storage 

Family rooms are a great place to add plenty of storage, such as storage pouffes, chests of drawers and cabinets. Consider freestanding pieces within smaller rooms and wall-to-wall furniture for larger rooms. You will want to make sure you have enough storage to hold everything from toys, DVDs, extra wires, blankets and more. 

Symmetrical Living Room Furniture 

When arranging your living room furniture, you will want to be sure to leave enough room so you can navigate around the space. For a symmetrical layout, position key seating near the fireplace, using this as a central point to your space, and arrange them facing each other. Pair accent chairs and loveseats to balance the visual weight of the sofa and maximise seating.  Symmetrical living room furniture arrangement provides plenty of space for visiting guests but still feels cosy. 

Furniture Arrangement for Small Rooms

Arranging any furniture is challenging and can be even harder when your living room is on the smaller size. Whether the space is boxy or long and narrow, there are plenty of small-space furniture arranging tricks to help you optimise your space more efficiently. Create a practical yet comfortable living room by ensuring you start with a focal point and arrange furniture around it. 

Furniture Arranging Ideas for Bedrooms 

When planning bedroom furniture arrangements, consider the size of your bed. Allow at least 2 feet on either side to allow for space to move around the bed. It is possible to use a larger bed when arranging a smaller bedroom if you don’t require a lot of storage space. Beyond the bed placement, ensure you consider storage space, headboards, lighting choices and more. Why not place an ottoman storage bench or pouffe at the end of your bed? Adding an additional cosy element and extra storage. 

How to Arrange Dining Room Furniture 

When it comes to your dining room, consider how it will be used most within your home. From family-style meals and buffets to using it to create a hybrid office or socialising area, your dining room furniture should be determined by how it is utilised. For example, if you are planning to dish up plenty of buffets, you will want to ensure you have plenty of walk space around the dining table so guests can easily grab food. 

Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Home 

The first step to redesigning your home and achieving your dream home aesthetic is choosing the right furniture. When picking out the perfect furniture, you will want to consider a few important factors, from the price and durability to whether the material and colour complement the rest of your decor.   

Decide On A Theme 

It’s important to have a theme for your home interior to ensure you are finding furniture that fits alongside the rest of your decor seamlessly. Do you want your home to have a contemporary feel with neutral tones and modern pieces or a colourful theme with decadent floral touches, or perhaps you prefer to keep it cosy with earthy hues and more casual furniture that has an authentic, lived-in look? Whatever you opt for, having a dedicated theme for each room will help to create a sense of cosy, cohesive style.

What Will Your Furniture Be Used For? 

Once you’re set on a theme, you will want to decide what the space will be mainly used for. Are you looking for a space that's cosy and comfortable for lounging in front of the TV or a space that can host multiple guests at one time? Each room within your home will satisfy a different need, which will help you decide what furniture to furnish the room with. In the rooms that you frequently use, consider putting in furniture that makes your daily life more comfortable.

Consider Your Space

Each room in your house will have its own unique dimensions and layout. Therefore, to choose the right furniture for your home, it’s important to consider how much room you have to work with. A large bed in a small room will overwhelm the space and make it feel significantly smaller; your room can look instantly more spacious or crowded, based on the size of the furniture.

How to Inject Colour Into Your Home Without Painting 

Are you looking to transform your room into a colourful boudoir, packed full of personality, without having to paint your walls? There are plenty of ways to enhance the ambience of your room without all the hassle of redecorating. 

Use Colourful Throws and Cushions

The simplest way to add colour to your home is with the quick addition of scatter cushions and chunky throws. Choose throws and cushions that have similar shades and colours that are already in your home to help tie the whole decor together. When picking out your colourful throws, you will want to decide on texture and patterns, as you can have fun mixing and matching, creating dimension and adding touches of personality to your home. 

Invest in a Colourful Sofa

If you are trying to brighten your home while making it a comfortable space, your sofa’s colour is important. Here at DUSK, we have a range of colourful sofas to pick from, so you can pick a couch colour similar to pieces of artwork and other accent pieces such as lampshades, photos, vases and more. Spend some time figuring out what size and style would work best for your living room, and then consider the best colour and patterns for your style. With all these factors taken into consideration, you can shift your ambience with just one piece of furniture.

Fill Your Home with Plants 

Plants can be used to add colour to rooms in a natural and enticing way. Not only this, but they oxygenate the room, while adding instant warmth and character to any space, making them a great addition to our homes. Adding more colours than just green, some plants can infuse the room with shades of pink, red, purple and more. Choose one large planter or several small succulents to spread throughout your room, you can even turn plants into wall and ceiling decor via hanging planters.

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