Making Dreams Come True – What to Consider When Furnishing Your First Home
Congratulations, you finally did it! You’ve managed to reach that huge milestone in life where you own your own place. Whether you’re fresh out of university, or starting a family – there’s plenty of excitement in moving into your own home. But if you’ve never done it before, all that empty space in front of you can seem terrifying. Will you be able to efficiently fill it with functional furniture, and will it look decent in the end? Worry not, here are some great tips on how to successfully furnish your first home.
At first, it can be easy to get carried away by the creative freedom of furnishing your place. But purchasing everything in a single shopping spree can end up in you having serious regrets. Instead, take your time, and start room by room, and piece by piece. This way you get to discover your style and taste better and won’t notice a huge deficit in your savings, as opposed to when buying all at once. Buy the staple furniture pieces first, such as the sofa and the coffee table for the living room, and the bed for the bedroom, and let those elements dictate how the rest of the room will look like.
Quality over Everything!
Never buy the cheapest furniture deal! Furniture is a long term investment, so always go for quality designer pieces. And when I say quality, I mean sturdy materials that can withstand the wear and tear with grace. A good tip is to buy well designed furniture made of quality woods such oak, maple, walnut, ash, or pine, and durable fabrics for upholstery. Of course, designer furniture can be more expensive initially, but it pays of in the long run as you’ll be free from having to spend extra dollars on buying brand new pieces every other year.
Choose Timeless Designs
Timelessly designed furniture pieces are a guarantee that your interior will always look current, regardless of how trends seem to have changed. Just think of the classic designer chairs, like the Bentwood, which have remained popular for years thanks to their elegant design. As opposed to buying pieces reflecting the latest design fad which will probably go out of fashion, choosing elegant, timeless furniture styles like Scandinavian, Hamptons, or French Provincial is an investment in the look of your space for years to come.
Functionality Beats Clutter!
It’s easy to get ahead of yourself and buy a lot of furniture pieces just to realize later that you don’t really need all of them. This will only create more clutter that will end up suffocating your space. If it doesn’t do anything for you, than you don’t really need it. You need to visualize the size of your space and get a good idea of how many pieces you can fit before you get to the business of shopping for furniture. After all, you should feel relaxed and comfortable in your home, and not be irritated by all the unnecessary furniture pieces that you stub your toes against every single day.