When you move into your first apartment or home, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment. Now that the hard part of finding a place to live is over, you can get to the fun part, which is decorating! Many people choose to buy the essentials first in order to save money. To ensure that you have all of the basics covered, here are the top 5 classic furniture options for first-time furniture buyers.
1. A Bed
You'll spend about a third of everyday in bed so you should make sure that you choose a bed that is comfortable and well-designed. If you need extra storage space because your apartment or bedroom is small, consider one that includes built-in storage.
To complete your bed, you can then add a bedhead and a dressing bench for the foot of the bed later on. These additional furniture items help to make your bedroom seem luxurious and inviting.
2. A Sofa
Sofas come in all shapes, fabrics, and styles. Select the best sofa that works for your space and your functional needs. For example, you may want a sofa that can provide a space for you to relax or for an extra guest to sleep on. Alternatively, you may want your sofa to be a space for you to entertain. Regardless of which option you choose, choose a sofa that offers great craftsmanship so that it will continue to last for years to come.
3. Side Tables
Side tables are versatile pieces of furniture that you can use in any room of your home. They can be moved around and used to hold a table lamp or as a coffee table. You can also use it as a decorative element by placing a vase or sculpture on them. Choose side tables that are made from a variety of materials for added interest.
4. Floor Lamp
If your home lacks adequate ceiling lighting, investing in a floor lamp is a great way to light up dark corners and ensure that you have enough light in the room during the evening hours. Additionally, a floor lamp is portable so that you can move it from room to room, as needed. With a floor lamp, changing the mood of your space is as simple as changing the lampshade or bulb. of your floor lamp.
5. A Dining Table
A dining table is a must-have item for your home if you plan to eat at home at some point. Whether you dine in everyday or only when you entertain guests, having a dining table is important for completing the look of your home.
Additionally, a small dining table in a studio or one bedroom apartment can also serve a dual function as a desk when it’s not being used for a meal. You can also get creative with your dining chairs by mixing and matching chair options or adding stools instead of chairs.
After you choose the essential pieces for your home, you're free to continue decorating by building out your interiors around the colours of these furniture pieces. Buying the most important items first makes it easier for you to determine what really matters to you when it comes to interior design. Finally, by only starting with the basics, you can avoid creating clutter in your home before you've finally decided what you want to do with your space.
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