Tips and Tricks
Why is it important to consider empty spaces in a room?
Empty or 'negative' space is essential for a room's balance. It prevents overcrowding and allows appreciation of the items present, making the space feel more breathable.
What is visual weight, and how does it affect room design?
Visual weight refers to how bulky or light an object appears. Mixing items of varying visual weights can balance a room's overall look.
What criteria should guide my furniture purchases for long-term value?
For longevity, opt for solid wood over veneer, natural dyes, and ecological materials. Ensure wood is FSC certified, and when possible, select furniture that offers repairability and an aging patina.
What should I do if my current furniture doesn't fit my desired style?
If your existing furniture doesn't match your style, you can choose to work with it by adding elements that align with your taste or opt to replace it with something that better suits your aesthetic and functional needs.
How can I ensure my furniture choices are environmentally responsible?
Prioritize materials like vegetable-tanned leather, eco-friendly textiles, and recycled fibers. Avoid non-certified wood and synthetic materials to reduce environmental impact.