Furnishing A Holiday Home
If you’re lucky enough to own a holiday home, you’ll be looking forward to personalising it and making it your own with the furniture and other items you put in it. Before you start shopping, though, think about how you will use the property in the future.
If you’re decorating the property purely for your own use, you will probably buy different furniture than if you were planning to let the holiday home to other people. When you have other people using the property, you can’t guarantee that they will take care of the things inside the house as well as you might. The majority of your visitors will be respectful of your things, but to avoid disappointment if things get damaged or broken, you should furnish the property with this possibility in mind.
For example, when choosing a dining table, go for one that has a tough surface that is unlikely to get easily damaged by hot drinks or plates being placed on it. Make sure that the table and chairs are solidly constructed, and so less likely to be damaged.
Similarly, when furnishing the living room, choose sofas that will not get marked or stained easily. Red wine gets spilt all too often, no matter how careful your visitors might be. And it’s the kind of thing that can ruin a pale coloured sofa. Another thing to consider carefully before buying is any piece of furniture that has a mechanism in it. Recliner chairs and sofas might be great for relaxation purposes, but they are more likely to get damaged than furniture that doesn’t recline.
You can decorate a holiday home nicely without spending too much money. That way, if you need to replace anything, it won’t feel like the end of the world when you do.