You hear a lot of people talking about style over substance. It’s universally seen as a bad thing, of course. The idea behind it is that if only people would concentrate on weighty matters, everything would be better. Who has time for style, the impression goes, when we need more than that? And we end up in a place where style in and of itself is seen as being peripheral. Somehow inconsequential.
The truth is that without a bit of style, we would all be sitting on identical furniture in identical homes. We’d mostly be holding identical conversations, because when you take style out of the equation you narrow your thinking. Where’s the harm in a little bit of style, or better yet a lot? By all means, have some substance there, but that should just be a given. If there’s no substance, no practicality, things usually don’t get to market.
In truth, then, we shouldn’t think of style as being something that happens at the expense of usefulness. Done right, it enhances practicality while also making it more beautiful. There is an old saying: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” And that’s it in a nutshell. Your home becomes your home when you give it touches of your personality.
Beautiful, stylish furniture enhances a home. There is nothing more inviting when your day’s work is done than the idea of settling into a wonderful sofa and switching off for a time. Huddling together with a loved one and enjoying something great on TV is the best way to spend an evening, and don’t let anyone tell you different.
Adding a touch of class to a home means working within the lines you’re given. For the best use of space, clean modern lines fit the bill. In any room in the house, finishing touches that are minimal and classy will work. That extra frisson of glamor as perfected by LoveTheSign. Think Italian; simple style and effortless grace which wouldn’t look out of place in a refined bar or club.
For a space that looks stylish and feels like home, you’ll also need some incidental furniture. Whether it’s a chic coffee table or a comfortable footstool, it’s something that sets off the sofa and adds a practical use. The latter can come in useful as additional seating when you’re entertaining, too.
People underestimate the importance of style when it comes to selecting furniture. Style means that every inch of space used is used for something worthwhile. Style doesn’t sprawl, it allows you to sprawl. You don’t need to go for style over substance or vice versa. Why would you when you can have both?
When you want to finish off a room, rest assured that your instincts will guide you. What you pick will reflect you and the ambience you want to create. And if you’re guided by the look, don’t worry; your instincts won’t go for anything that doesn’t also bring comfort.