10 Most Common Questions About Home Furnishing, Answered

Top 10 Questions About Home Furnishing, Answered

Looking to elevate and refine your living space with stylish yet practical furniture? Whether you're hosting guests and need a dining table or need to maximize space in a small bedroom, we have the perfect solutions for all your furniture needs.


From choosing the best color schemes for your rooms to staying on-trend this year, we've got you covered. Say goodbye to guesswork and feel confident in every purchase by exploring this guide on furniture styles, finishes, functionality and more.


Keep reading to discover the answers to ten common questions about home furnishing, ensuring your choices are not only stylish and modern but also practical for your living environment. 


1. Where do I start when furnishing a room?

When furnishing a room from scratch, it's best to start with the basics. To build a foundation for your room, choose essential staple pieces that are both functional and stylish.


A solid wood bed, a spacious dresser, and a dining table set for entertaining are all great starting points. These foundational pieces will help you define the room's style.


Then, you can add personality with carefully selected decorative items that suit your chosen style.


platform queen bed frame


2. How do I know if my furniture will last? 

The longevity of a piece of furniture lies in the material it’s crafted from.


Solid wood is the best choice to guarantee that your furniture will last for years to come. It is a naturally resilient material, resistant to wear and tear, and its timelessness allows it to age gracefully.


Solid wood furniture is also exceptionally strong, offering you years of use and enjoyment. Investing in solid wood furniture will always pay off because of its durability and timeless design.


light wood dining table with dining bench and black dining chairs


3. What furniture is trending now? 

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest interior design trends. Embrace a timeless natural wood finish by adding a natural wood bed frame or dining table, add a dash of contemporary sophistication with black accents like a black nightstand or console table, or seamlessly blend modern and classic styles for a look that's uniquely yours.


Rustic furniture and muted earth tones are also essential, inviting a sense of tranquility and authenticity into your home. These trends are not only popular now but are timeless looks that will age well as the trend cycle progresses.


black wooden console table


4. How can I create a cohesive style in my home? 

Creating a cohesive style in your home is simpler than it might seem. It's all about finding a common thread that ties everything together. Start by picking one key element, whether it's a modern or classic style or a white or pecan finish, and let it guide all your furniture choices.


This approach ensures that all your furniture complements each other, resulting in a seamless and inviting atmosphere throughout your living space. By keeping things consistent, you'll effortlessly infuse your personal style into every corner of your home.


round wood dining table with white dining chairs


5. What type of furniture do I choose when decorating a small room?

Small rooms require creative solutions to make the most of the space you have. One solution to this problem is incorporating multifunctional pieces.


By opting for a loft bed with desk or bookcase, you can make the most of the vertical space your bedroom offers and use the space underneath your bed for a dresser, lounge area, or extra storage. You can also explore space-saving options, such as bunk beds for adults, L-shaped desks that optimize nooks, and tall dressers that provide ample storage while economizing on floor space.


tall 5 drawer dresser


6. Is it okay to mix wood finishes in a room?

Absolutely. Mixing wood finishes can add a bold and interesting dimension to your space.


Dare to contrast with confidence by mixing distinct finishes for a striking and unique look. Pair a white dresser and a natural wood bed for a fresh and inviting feel or mix a warm pecan dining table with bold black dining chairs.


However, be sure not to use two wood finishes that are too similar, otherwise your space may look cluttered or unbalanced. Choose colors and shades that complement each other instead of compete with one another.


solid wood dining table in pecan wirebrush with black dining chairs


7. How can I fill an entryway? 

Filling an empty spacious entryway can be a daunting task, but by adding a few bold statement pieces and some complementary décor, you can turn this space into a beautiful and welcoming introduction to your home.


Embellish the space with a chic console table, complete with your favorite décor pieces, setting the tone for the style of your home. Complement it with a cozy rug, a functional shoe rack, a stylish coat rack and additional pieces that invite guests to experience the beauty of your home.


entryway table with storage


8. What is the best material for a sturdy bed frame? 

A bed frame is the foundation to getting a restful sleep and improving your quality of life. For the most sturdy and durable bed, opt for a solid wooden bed frame.


Solid wood beds stand the test of time and take away any worries of wobbling to create a calm and peaceful sleep. Your investment in a solid wood bed frame will guarantee years of comfort and reliability.


walnut queen bed frame with wooden bedside tables


9. What factors should I consider when choosing a mattress?

When choosing a mattress, prioritize comfort by selecting one that aligns with your sleep position and provides adequate body support. Look for a breathable mattress that regulates temperature and promotes a fresh sleep environment.


Consider durability, material quality, and safety, opting for a CertiPUR-US certified mattress that's free from harmful chemicals and meets safety standards. For a mattress that checks all the boxes, look no further than a memory foam mattress: firm, supportive, comfortable, safe and breathable. 


plank and beam memory foam mattress


10. How do I create a functional home workspace?

Designing an efficient home workspace requires purposeful planning.  Equip your space with a corner desk with shelves for organized storage, ensure optimal lighting and a professional backdrop for seamless virtual meetings, and invest in a supportive desk chair that is comfortable throughout long workdays. 


solid wood kitchen table with white dining chair


Furnishing your home is an art that combines practicality, style and self-expression. As you embark on this transformative journey, Plank+Beam is here to help you through every step of the way.


From sturdy staples like bedroom sets and solid wood dining tables to sleek accent pieces such as console tables and side tables, Plank+Beam has all the essentials you need to turn your house into a home.


Explore Plank+Beam’s wide array of offerings and let your home reflect the vision of comfort and beauty you've always dreamed of.


Ready to furnish the home of your dreams? Shop solid wood beds, dining sets, home office desks and more at Plank+Beam today and get free shipping when you spend over $200.