Carolynn Reis, owner of Best Furniture Gallery in Fort Thomas, Kentucky shares her many years of experience to help you design the perfect living space. Whether it’s brand-new construction, or an update to your current home, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure you get the room of your dreams.
1. Set the mood with color
Colors affect mood – giving you energy or offering a calm and relaxing atmosphere. For example, using soft blues and whites can make a room feel spacious and calm, while a bold red can spice things up and serve as a dramatic backdrop for the rest of your décor. If you’re apprehensive about using bold colors on your walls, consider going with neutrals and limiting the bold hues to furniture pieces and accessories that can be replaced easily, like accent pillows, wall art, and area rugs.
2. Arrange furniture to promote interaction
Living spaces are meant to be gathering places for friends and family to enjoy each other’s company. Chairs and ottomans can be used as needed to expand the circle and seat more people. Pulling furniture away from walls and arranging them to face each other around a beautiful cocktail ottoman gives the room a more intimate feeling.
3. Invest in a great sofa
Our designers agree: the best living spaces start with a great sofa. Unlike paint colors that could fall out of style or accessories that lose their luster after a while, a well-made sofa should last many years, making it a wise place to invest your money. Carolynn likes to point out that better quality furnishings not only last longer but are going to be much more comfortable with better design details, making your room more enjoyable for longer.
4. Find the right designer
Carolynn says, “First and foremost, personalities need to mesh, and you need to feel comfortable that the room is going to reflect the client’s taste and style”. The designers at Best Furniture Gallery are not only knowledgeable about style and color, but will also advise you on the quality and functionality of the furniture you are investing in. The goal is to make sure you end up with a gorgeous, but practical and usable room.
5. Go with a trusted, local business to help build the room of your dreams
Best Furniture Gallery has been in continuous operation for 77 years. They focus on providing quality home furnishings that their clients are proud to showcase in their homes. This means seeking out American-Made products by companies that employ true craftspeople with a focus on quality and design. “It’s our goal to build trusted relationships with customers that will last a lifetime, and this means more than simply creating a beautiful room.”