Advice on Furnishing a Home

Speak with the corridor experts on furnishing your new home

Wedding planning is stressful. But after the big day finally came and went, and I was settling into a new life with my husband, I realized that it was actually decorating and furnishing a home that would be one of the most difficult challenges of our new lives together – and that was just in a tiny 600 square foot apartment! If you recently got married, built a home, or just want to redecorate, don’t get overwhelmed by the thought of furnishing your home. Traci Jeffers, Merchandise Manager at Charter Furniture in Addison, gave us some seriously good advice about how to handle this daunting task.

“Start by utilizing pieces that offer storage,” said Jeffers. “It seems most homes do not have big enough closets for all of the things we accumulate these days. Furniture that has drawers and storage areas will help keep your space more tidy.”

Another thing to keep in mind when purchasing your furniture – don’t overcrowd. “Spaces look best when they have space!” said Jeffers. “Too many pieces can look heavy and outdated. Also, for entertaining, it is nice to have plenty of space for walking around and gathering.”

Once you have the basic furniture layout of your home in place, add a few key touches to make it personal for your style. Jeffers recommends adding plants to warm up a space – particularly succulents, which are popular and easy to care for.

Magnolia Home Rugs by Joanna Gaines is also a hot seller right now, as they come in a great selection of colors and styles. Also, accent chairs offer “extra seating with extra personality” according to Jeffers, and they have many styles to choose from in fabric and leather.

Artwork is another must in your home. “We have a huge selection of art including larger stretch canvas styles and alternative wall décor, such as baskets, metal disks and mirror groupings,” explained Jeffers. “Larger artwork can make a statement, and stretch canvas styles are also very popular right now. Just make sure to hang at eye level!”

For more tips on furnishing and decorating your house, visit Charter Furniture or one of the other home décor stores that are part of our North Dallas Corridor Design Collective. Your home should represent your style, and you are sure to find pieces that you love at one of these stores!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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