NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 16, 2013) - While the saying "Home is Where the Heart Is" continues to resonate in the minds of many Americans, many individuals are taking a new approach to not only finding new homes, but rethinking interior design ideas. A recent article from LA Confidential reveals that as many Americans move away from the damaging effects of the Great Recession, consumers -- including the affluent -- are focusing on simplicity by moving into smaller spaces. The article notes that this structural shift has prompted a major change in the way consumers select furniture and décor, as these items must not only fit tastefully, but also serve a functional purpose. As a furniture company that provides and designs a wide selection of modern designs, INFURN explains that this new terrain presents an opportunity for individuals to make the most of their own style.
The trend of home and furniture downsizing is one that is witnessed across the interior decorating industry. In the article, interior designer David Desmond observes, "a return to traditional house plans with clearly defined rooms. Oversize furniture meant for great rooms now needs to fit in smaller rooms with four walls." Aside from the practical challenges the shrinking trend presents, Restoration Hardware creator and curator Gary Friedman notes that this trend suggests a broader concept of "Big Style Small Spaces."
However, although many Americans may be quick to move into a more affordable and efficient smaller home, some may not understand how to apply such "Big Style" to this new canvas. In response, INFURN suggests in a recent press statement, "Smaller spaces require that every piece of furniture or décor accessory matters not only in terms of aesthetics, but also functionality. With their iconic looks, the classical furniture of the 20th century provides character and individuality to create inspirational interior in small home or office spaces. With small spaces it is also important to focus on key/investment pieces so a unique, stand-alone design classic will be a great asset to any small space."
Many American consumers may find that approaching a new design does not necessarily mean purchasing a whole new set of furniture, but rather finding a few central pieces to work with. Offering many ergonomic, functional, yet tasteful designs, INFURN concludes with this tip, "When decorating small spaces focus on simplicity. With clean lines and organic forms, classic designs -- such as the Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair or Charles Eames RAR Rocking chair -- will provide the needed focal point without overwhelming the furnishing balance of the room."
Infurn is a company devoted to the production of designer furniture, drawing on more than a century of iconic and widely-loved designs. The company seeks to produce furniture that is timeless, unique, and classic in its design. Infurn delivers its products to more than 20 different companies; each piece if hand-crafted and produced and shipped with the highest standards of quality control in mind. Infurn boasts more than 400 classic designs, and has shipped its products to more than 100,000 happy customers across the world.
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