In the hot and dry Arizona desert, people purchase their couches, beds, tables and more at a Phoenix furniture store. The weather demands light colors and open, breezy styles, as the heat is enough to make people feel suffocated without adding dark and weighty furniture.
Many people decorate their homes on a theme or a color scheme. Usually, one of the colors is either light or dark wood, since most furniture has at least some parts made of wood, but there are cases when everything is metal or painted wood. Sometimes, these schemes are different for each room, and sometimes they are maintained throughout the house.
In a desert environment, the lighter colors are appreciated. Even though most people have air conditioning, the heat outdoors makes it difficult to appreciate a darkly-decorated room. Sparing dark colors are appropriate in some cases, but avoid pairing dark woods with dark colors. Light woods with either dark or light colors, or dark woods with light colors make the best themes.
Completely bathing a room in one color is a mistake that some people make. Even one color and a natural wood color can get dull. Accents are good things– they liven up the room and give visual interest. An appropriate contrasting color should be used in decorating, especially in rooms with white walls. Don’t use more than three main colors, though, or interesting gives way to chaotic.
Use prints sparingly. An accent piece with a large pattern on it, such as a couch, can be a great idea for visual interest. Two couches, the curtains and the carpet in funky patterns is overkill. Prints are good for adding to a room, just make sure it doesn’t go overboard and detract from the appearance you are trying to create. Be aware that the size of the print needs to fit the piece. Large prints can be good on couches, but bad on chair seats.
Fashion may be the goal, but functionality is just as important. Purchasing good quality is essential, but making sure that it fits your needs is also important. Consider the goals of each piece before purchasing it, and sit in all chairs, lie on all beds, and otherwise test it out. If your first choice for the color theme doesn’t seem right, don’t buy it. Look somewhere else, special order the right color, to change the theme.
If your home is not air conditioned for any reason, don’t buy leather chairs or couches. Sitting on leather in the heat is fairly miserable, the only thing worse is faux leather and vinyl. Cloth-covered seats and couches may be a good idea if you keep the air conditioner set to a relatively high temperature, too. Even if the home is cool, sitting on leather in shorts or short skirts can result in your skin sticking to the fabric. Consider leather for seating purposes carefully.
Buying locally is environmentally friendly, so the next time you are considering purchasing something for your home, buy it at a Phoenix furniture store. Good deals abound, so if you can, wait until the item you want goes on sale. Savings can be considerable this way.