Congrats! You’ve closed on your dream luxury home in Park City, Utah! Now comes the daunting part–furnishing the home you just purchased. No matter how beautiful the natural structure and architecture of the house are, picking the right furniture can be time-consuming, leading to arguments, stress, and feeling overwhelmed.
Luxury furniture doesn’t have to break the bank, but it should make you smile when you walk into a room. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a few pointers to help organize your mind and to break inertia.
Get the Color Right
Once you’ve nailed down the paint colors of your walls, ceiling, and trim, you can start picking furniture colors. If you are going with white or neutral wall colors, you can use certain furniture pieces to add a pop of color and personality to a room.
If your wall colors are more exotic or loud, you can use furniture pieces to bring some neutrality to the room or complement the bold color choice. Remember, pillows, linens, throws, and rugs can serve as great accent pieces if the more significant pieces of furniture are neutral. Choosing the right colors in each room will give your home that statement you desire.
What Will The Rooms Need?
Most likely, the living room will be one of the most oversized rooms in the house and the space you and your guests spend the most time in. Many interior designers will tell you to start here as it will likely be the most extensive line item on the budget.
It’s tempting to think the living room is just a sofa, coffee table, and chair. When it’s actually a sofa, rug, art, pictures, coffee table, linens, side tables, lamps, throws, pillows, entertainment center, etc. Having a few different design options for laying out your living room is always a good idea as your original idea may not work out when the furniture comes in, and you start arranging it the way you want. (Don’t forget that you not only want your living room to look nice,but the furniture should also be comfortable for your guests).
While many dining rooms do not get as much use as they used to, an elegantly designed dining room can take your house and hosting abilities to the next level.
The most obvious keys to a perfect dining room are the chandelier and table. Your chandelier and dining room table should make a statement that mark the dining room as the most formal room in the house. More minor accent details such as china and vases can pull a dining room together.
Walking into the primary bedroom should feel like a retreat of comfort and luxury protected from the outside world. An oversized headboard and elevated bed are the centerpieces of the room.
Dressers, lamps, throws, sham pillows, benches, bedside tables, area rugs, drapes/blinds, a pair of reading chairs, and well-placed artwork help tie the room together. The master suite bathroom should be a retreat of privacy and relaxation too. You can give it a spa-like feel for ultimate relaxation.
With so many people mixing work and play, a home office has become increasingly popular. The home office should feel far from corporate; instead, it should welcome creativity, thought, and productivity.
For a handsome and scholarly look, ceiling-to-floor bookshelves make for a room you want to curl up with a good book and coffee and never leave. A cushioned window bench underneath the main window in the room will make this room even more desirable. For a more creative and lighter home office, a more minimalistic approach can make a room feel like somewhere you can escape to dream up your biggest ideas!
Park City homes are known for their splendor inside and out, and we can’t wait to see how your home turns out! Furnishing can be complex, but once you get the pieces and layout you love, your home will be a retreat of luxury and comfort. You and your guests will find yourselves never wanting to leave!