Importance of Home Furnishing in Interior Design

Importance of Home Furnishing in Interior Design

Yash Ajit Patil
IE Supervisor
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. Bangalore.


Home furnishing is the things that are kept in a room to showcase that room is imploring. This home furnishing things contains the things like furniture, curtains, carpets and decor items this all make a room beautiful. Home furnishings are important because it plays a momentous function in converting a house into a enjoyable home. As home furnishing provides a special personality it became an important part of interior design.

What is Home Furnishing?
As a name suggest, home furnishing is nothing but the things which we will use to ornament our home; like wall decor, beddings, rugs, lighting fixtures curtains, furniture, etc. These are all art of decorating /ornamenting the home. When we go into the deep, it includes utilization of space, planning colours, lighting design and different elements arrangements. This improves the comfort of home by giving systematic storage rectification, suitable seating arrangements. It makes each and every people to create a personalized living space which renounces their newness and style. Home furnishing is all about making a warm living and special environment which looks like a great; this is from selecting appropriate curtains for windows to choosing perfect sofa for living room.

Importance of Home Furnishing in Interior Design:
As tools are important for the mechanic same way the furniture’s are also important to the interior designers. Furniture is an industrial design that is being used to make help or support to the human activities. Interior designers make use of present things, or else they will build in, custom designed, or already made furniture.

We know that the concept of interior designing is on higher growth. Previously people use to buy the furniture and keeping them as they pleased. But nowadays they cannot differentiate a place just by themselves. That’s why the home furnishings concept emerged. In this present movement we want everything should look good and perfect. To do all this i.e., good and perfect home textile performs a very large role.

Home furnishing is not only for practical purposes like sleep, place to sit, curtains but also it is giving interior design look. Linens and beddings give comfortableness along with warmth. Rugs and carpets are being used to reduce noise and floors insulation. Lighting fixtures delivers brightness as well as it will set mood and produce ambiance.

The importance of the home furnishing is considered as the way they can change a space. For example, any empty room could not look beautiful. But if suppose addition of furniture can lead to deliver a beautiful or pleasant look. That’s why it is said that whatever is needed for the home i.e., cosiness, enthusiasm, friendliness etc. This all can be created by the help of home furnishings. So that it is also important for interior design. One more important thing of home furnishing is that their ability to improve functionality and interior design of the home. Example, to keep the things in systematic manner and to reduce clutter shelving units and storage solutions can help. Commercial furniture, like sofa bed or storage footrest, can also provide dual purposes and more space.

Different Types of Home Furnishing:
Types of home furnishing include:

  1. Curtains.
  2. Cushions.
  3. Bedding and mattresses.
  4. Wall hangings and tapestries.
  5. Rugs.
  6. Chair coverings.
  7. Sofas.
  8. Bean bags.
  9. Carpets.
  10. Doormats.
  11. Window coverings.

Below few of the types of furnishings discussed:

Curtains are the material, basically a fabric grabbed or fixed at the top by help of metal pipe or string and rest of the fabric portion is allowed to hand freely. Generally the drape ability of the fabric should be good, so that it will give a pleasant look. Normally we can use it as a single or double side, based on requirements. Fabric drape ability gives some waviness to the fabric so it looks beautiful. In theaters or for any of the show on the stage, for this kind of function/show these curtains are being used, moving sideways or else upward. Today we can see that we are using the curtains to restrict the unnecessary light in room.

Cushions can be used to opposite colour, pattern, and textures of any furniture or room decor. Cushions create a sense of luxury with help of various kinds of things like silk, velvet, or fine wool.

Wall hangings and tapestries:
Tapestries, the design is made up in the course of weaving. More specifically the name had been used for almost any bulky material, hand woven, machine woven, embroidered, used over furniture, walls or else on floors to ornamenting of clothing.

Wall hangings
Fig: Wall hangings

Rugs play a critical role in improving the creative solicitation, delivering comfort, and increasing acoustics of a space. Rugs used to ornamenting rooms.

Fig: Rugs

Carpets are usually used to create or show a link between two rooms. If there is need of showcasing two spaces into one another then it can be possible by using colourful rugs of same style and colors. Wherever the wooden or concrete flooring will be there, at that place there is chances of making sounds, so this carpet acts as noise absorption.

In interior design, home furnishing plays important role to deliver the aesthetics, performance, and comfort of space in which people living. Home furnishing includes a wide range of things, write from furniture, curtains to bedding and lighting fixtures. These are all things which provide not only practical purposes but also interior design. There are all things are having power to change a room into a lovely beauty, and also it will set the mood and ambience. Home furnishing utilizes space, decrease clutter and increase functionality.


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Q1. Why is home furnishing important in interiors?
Ans: For effective utilization of space furniture is placed to allow free movement. Furniture works as functional and circulatory elements in interior design. Interior designers make use of furniture to create a great sense of order.

Q2. How important is furniture to interior design?
Ans: Selecting correct furniture in interior design gives pros like providing individuals with comfort areas and achieving an aesthetic integrity. Hence while selecting furniture along with appearance, functionality also taken in consideration.

Q3. What are the objectives of home furnishings?
Ans: It is all about managing space and equipment’s to suit the fundamental and cultural needs of famous and make pleasant environment.

Q4. Which factors are most important for furniture design?
Ans: It includes: Comfort, style, space, function, and price. Comfort is very important which comes to furniture. No one wants to seat on uncomfortable chair or sofa.

Q5. What is the cost of furnishing a home?
Ans: Total budget may be in between 5 Lakhs and 8 Lakhs Rs. This is an idea cost for 1500 sq. Ft house. This is affordable for small family who looking for simple house furnishing.

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