It’s graduation time again, and at colleges across America, graduates are receiving diplomas, shaking hands, and walking off the stage and into their respective futures. Young people have accepted jobs, bought homes or rented apartments, and are about to begin a new and exciting chapter of life. All they need now is Furniture. While it may have been acceptable for a kid in college to sleep on a mattress on the floor, a graduate with a new job, home, and paycheck must raise their standard of living and furnish their living space to reflect their new station in life.
Before shopping for Furniture for a new place, take advantage of the opportunity to walk through the space while it is empty. Consider how it feels, where the light falls, and what your needs will be. Approach the challenge of decorating this space as if you were an artist and the space a blank canvas. Mentally position the large pieces first?bed, sofa, Armchair, television. How about a mirror in that entry hall? An Ottoman to match that chair? An End Table or a Wine Rack? Remember, accent pieces do just that?they add flair and interest to the overall decor and make a statement about their owner as well.
Most graduates will appreciate the fact that, in today’s busy world, they can shop for Furniture online at stores such as My Lighting Source. There is no need to fight traffic and search from store to store, just boot up the computer and start browsing. Your purchases will be delivered to your doorstep! Choose from pieces that range in style from traditional?think leather fireside chairs and warm, distressed wood consoles?to ultra-chic mirrored metal tables and pieces as unique as the Uttermost Lena Accent Chair, whose “twist” will not fail to elicit admiration from your friends.
Decorating a new place is fun. It is a creative endeavor and an opportunity to play with space, color, shape and dimension. You are making a statement about yourself. Your newly decorated home will be the backdrop against which you will live for the foreseeable future. It is where you will eat, sleep, play and entertain. Look for items that reflect aspects of your personality. Consider the functionality of each piece, the visual statement it makes, as well as what it contributes to the overall whole of your creation. The final result should be a home that is comfortable, uplifting, and that feels “right” the moment you walk through the door.