Today I would like to tackle the topic of “trends” with you, even in furniture, in fact I would like to explain to you why in home furnishings you should NEVER chase the fashion of the moment!
NEW TRENDS ATTRACT BUT WHAT ARE THEY?
Most people tend to be heavily influenced by the fashion of the moment when they buy something.
So, we find ourselves wanting high-rise jeans at all costs, although we never dreamed of buying them just a couple of years before!
In fact, do you know what is the peculiar feature of fashion?
It is passing.
Some last a few months, others drag on for years.
But every fashion, by definition, sooner or later, will be forced to give way to the next.
Besides, how many clothes do you have in the closet that you wouldn’t wear even today under torture?
You see? This is exactly how it works.
A certain trend has a short life: sooner or later it will be replaced by another.
YOU CAN ALSO STORE CLOTHES BUT CAN YOU DO THE SAME WITH FURNITURE?
But, even if we can also accept to put in a corner a pair of jeans or an old-fashioned dress, the same cannot be said with some types of purchases.
I am referring, in particular, to purchases which, on the one hand, require a large investment and, on the other, will be part of our life for a long time.
Let’s take the furnishings.
Did you know that home furnishings are also heavily influenced by current trends?
I am sure you will have noticed the constant presence of furniture that recalls the past, which even appear used or worn to meet a style called Shabby Chic.
Would you have ever imagined, a few years ago, to find this type of furniture in stores?
And who knows what the near future holds for us!
WHY IS IT NOT GOOD TO FOLLOW THE FASHION OF THE MOMENT AT ALL COSTS IN THE FURNITURE?
When it comes to decorating your home, chasing a fashion isn’t a problem in itself.
So why in the furniture should you never have to follow the fashion of the moment?
The problem arises whenever the conditioning of fashion also wins over what makes us feel represented.
It is one thing to invest in a style that is fashionable and, at the same time, it is in tune with the type of person you are, another is to let fashion take on an overwhelming role, forcing you to put aside your real desires .
In the latter scenario, try to imagine how you could live your home when the fashion of the moment will be replaced with another diametrically opposite.
And you know for sure that it will happen!
Don’t you think you would have the feeling of being a guest in someone else’s house?
That it would be extremely difficult to feel comfortable?
Finally, don’t you think you would do anything to replace those furnishings?
I understand you, though.
Momentary trends can be very captivating.
They are beautiful, aesthetically pleasing and being tempted is easy.
THE IMPORTANT IS ALWAYS CHOOSING SOMETHING THAT YOU REPRESENT!
When it comes to the place where you will have to spend your life with your family, however, the aesthetic side is not enough.
It is very important, it is true.
But it cannot be the only element you evaluate.
If you did, you would run the risk of not feeling represented by your own home!
What is nothing but a nest in which you can truly be yourself.
So why don’t you try to furnish your home, giving equal importance to the aesthetic side and to the one most related to the sensations?
Do you think that many of my clients, at the beginning of our collaboration, think that I remember a psychologist very much!
Because all my work is born with the discovery of the person in front of me.
A deep analysis to understand what is the best way to make it feel welcomed within your family environment.
Which may, however, coincide with current fashion.
What matters, as I said, is not current fashion, for which everyone can have their own opinion, but the creation of a place that makes us want to go home.
So always be careful when you go to buy the furniture for your home.
Do not let yourself be attracted by a particular trend (nor by the words of a seller who will do everything to make you buy what is fashionable) but let your sensations guide you.
Only in this way can you really feel at home.
Following the fashion of the moment to furnish your home is a bit like decorating by copying the images you see on interiors or in sector newspapers … I was talking about it here ((or you can see it on my youtube channel!) You would have a house that does not represent you !
And, if you think it’s too complicated to be able to do it alone, you know I’m at your disposal.
Just send me a message.