The Art of Furniture
When Decor Becomes Too Much
I prefer decor at a minimum -- to which many are surprised by, considering what I do for work.
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s to appreciate the beauty of furniture and the artist behind it.
Generally speaking, the scale of furniture is much greater than that of decor's. When we over-accessorize we create visual competition between objects in the room. At times, the number of objects can be so many that we might even look past the piece of furniture it's sitting on, neglecting the craftsmanship of the individual who designed it.
"At times, the number of objects can be so many that we might even look past the piece of furniture it's sitting on, neglecting the craftsmanship of the individual who designed it."
But this should be done in a more artistic form. When done tastefully, decor should highlight the beauty across the many different artists in the room, rather than compete with them.
For this reason, I always advise my clients to save up for quality pieces. More often, we'll find ourselves accessorizing less when there's art behind our furniture versus when it's mass produced. Although arguably, some might say that even behind the mass produced, there's an artist. But we know that the level of thoughtfulness and care is not comparable.
And while it might seem like you're spending more money at first, in the long run, you'll be saving by buying less decor and buying durable furniture.