Mad About Furniture have been specialists in Furniture Packs for more than 15 years and in that time we have furnished more than 1500 complete homes in Spain and further afield!
Here are our guidelines as to what should be included in a Spanish furniture pack and tips on where to start!
Start with the sofa! It’s the easiest decision but one of the most important! Once the style and colour of the sofa is agreed the rest of the process starts to flow easily. Things to consider are if the home is to be rented or if it is to be furnished for personal taste. Heavy rentals put more pressure on furniture so it’s good to consider leather or imitation leather which can be wiped clean of suntan cream and red wine!
The type of sofa you choose will depend on the shape of the room, where the TV sockets are and of course, your amazing view as you sit and look out of the window! For those with big families a sofa bed can be a great consideration. Sofa beds have improved a lot over the years and you can now be assured of a good night’s sleep on a quality bed.
In addition to a sofa, most furniture packs will also include cushions, a coffee table, TV unit, lamp and rug for your lounge area.
The dining area is one of the most social areas in the home. It is where we gather, eat, relax, and work and must be functional as well as stylish. Mad About Furniture has a wide range of dining tables and chairs to choose from, including high white gloss, glass, chrome, wood in both classic and contemporary styles.
Choose your dining table first then move into selecting your dining table chairs and other furnishings such as a sideboard and mirror, generally included in a full furniture pack.
Beds are another easy but important decision to make when pulling together your perfect furniture pack.
Most 2 bedroom apartments on the Costa del Sol comfortably fit a king or superking bed in the master bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom. Remember that it’s a home overseas or an alternative to a hotel so on holiday you really do need a nice quality bed to ensure a great night’s sleep. Indeed, if you have a superking bed in your main home it is a great idea to have the same in your home overseas.
Beds in Spain do vary considerably but like all beds there is a link between price, comfort and quality. Mad About Furniture have a wide range of quality beds that are available in stock. Standard sizes are single, double, king and superking and clients can choose different levels of comfort – other sizes can be ordered as quickly as 7 days! For more flexibility we also offer zip link beds, which join two single beds to make a super king which gives the flexibility to dress the bedroom according to the needs of the current guests.
In the bedroom a typical furniture pack will include beds, mattresses, headboards, nightstands and bedside lamps for two bedrooms.
With our enviable climate, we mustn’t forget our outdoor spaces! Whether it be more a morning coffee, lazy lunch or social gathering with friends, your outdoor space is just as important as your indoor space. That’s why most furniture packs will also include a dining table and chair set for your terrace, patio or garden.
We have a wide selection of outdoor furniture sets to choose from to suit all spaces and tastes, so you can select the option that will best suit your requirements and personality.
Possibly the most important decision you make is the style or theme of your Spanish furniture pack. As the whole home is likely to be furnished at one time this is a great opportunity to have a colour or style running throughout the home. This gives the home a stylish interior design concept and that special WOW factor!
One of our best selling themes on the Costa del Sol is our ‘Linda Furniture Pack. This high gloss white furniture looks amazing and is fantastic for the sunny apartments and homes in Southern Spain. Although we can offer different colours in high gloss, we stock a large selection of white furniture for immediate delivery. As well as looking amazing it is a great hard wearing product that is likely to stay in fashion for a number of years. It is regularly mixed with glass and chrome and can easily be brought to life with accents of colour and texture in the home accessories you choose.
Although the ‘Linda Furniture Pack’ is a great option we also have many other collections to suit all budgets and tastes. Our ‘New England Furniture Pack’ features grey washed wood furniture which complements Spanish marble floors and offers a softer design style that some of the more contemporary furniture packs. Our ‘Silver Furniture Pack’ is a firm favourite for home owners wanting solid wood furniture combined with more modern finishes such as a glass and chrome. Our ’Gold Furniture Pack’ is a firm favourite for those wanting a contemporary “showhome” feel and can be bespoke made to suit your exact tastes.
Unlike many other furniture packs, ours are totally flexible and can be adjusted to meet your style, budget and individual requirements. Meaning you get the look you want at the price you can afford.
All of our furniture packs are designed individually and priced for the client’s exact style and budget. Every collection comes with a price point and we can work to an agreed budget.
In some cases the budget will determine the style and theme of the furniture but in most cases the clients still have a wide choice of furniture and themes to choose from.
Making Your House A Home
Once you’re agreed on your furniture pack, you may want to consider additional home accessories to add a bit of colour, flare and personality to your home. Our interior designers are on hand to provide expert advice and help you choose colour schemes, wallpapers, soft furnishings, curtains, lighting, mirrors, wall art, ornaments, decorative pieces and more that will transform your house into a home you’ll love to live in!
Furnishing a home for the first time can be a daunting experience and time consuming, but by following these simple steps and taking advantage of our FREE interior design service, it can be a stress free and enjoyable experience!