Just the physical
structure does not make a place home. It is what you
put inside that structure and how it makes you feel
and the mood it creates for you, that makes a cold
building home. Furnishing an empty house seems like a
daunting task. Many of us do not know how to go about
furnishing a house and we do not know where to get
furnishing ideas. Here are a few tips on how to
furnish your house.
The first thing you must do is to focus on
what you like or dislike, whether it is style, fabric or
Decide on the style you want to use to
furnish your house whether it is casual, traditional, French
If you cannot make up your mind then buy a
few interior decoration books. Go through them and you will be
able to decide on a style that you like.
The next step is to decide the colors you
want to use to furnish your house. Choose colors that come to
your mind when you say the word 'home'. Combine these colors
to get more colors. Contrast and compliment the colors you
Each room has a specific function from the
user's point of view. Furnish the room depending on how you
want to use it. For example you may want to use to kitchen as
your dinning space as well. Then you will need to have a
dinning table and chairs in the kitchen.
A number of times the view that you get from
your windows will dictate the way you furnish your house. If
you can see the countryside from your window, then your
interior décor and furnishing will match the country mood. If
it is an urban cityscape that you can see from your window
then your furnishing will be modern.
Choose furniture that you are comfortable
with. Do not go in for a particular style just because it is
You should be comfortable with the theme and
the manner in which you have furnished your home. You should
be able to relax and feel comfortable with the decorating you
Remember that your home should reflect your
personality, taste and preferences and not someone else's.
When you begin, furnishing your home may seem
like a difficult task, it is easy once you have decided what you
like and what you dislike.