How to Select Pieces for Form and Function

Our award-winning designers are surely not strangers to fabulous style. While beautiful form is incredibly important in home design, function is equally as crucial. Whether you’re looking to redesign a living space that’s the central hub of the home, or a dining room that welcomes family and guests alike, furniture items that blend form and function are an essential element. Our designers have a few tips for you to consider when choosing pieces for your next redesign project!

Tip: Declutter first

It can be difficult to determine what level of storage will be necessary for a room without having a true understanding of what you need to store. Over time, homes tend to accumulate a lot of “stuff,” most of which isn’t actually necessary or shouldn’t be stored in that room. Before you start looking for functional storage pieces like an ottoman or credenza, go through the room and get rid of anything you don’t need. From there, you’ll better be able to determine storage needs.

Tip: Think about the room’s purpose

If you’re someone who does a lot of entertaining, it’s a great idea to have surfaces throughout your home where you can set things like serving platters, trays, and other party essentials. A gorgeous chest in a common area can serve as storage for bar tools and cocktail essentials that can be hidden when not in use.

Tip: Don’t overlook style!

With all of the talk about function, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the main point – great style! Our final recommendation is to never forget to let your style shine! The talented artisans who create the furniture pieces you’ll find at our showroom in Brookfield have perfected the art of mixing form and function.

Our designers will help you find the perfect, functional furniture items for every space in your home. Visit us today to get started on your next redesign project!