The sale has been completed and you’ve finally got the keys to your first home, or if you’re like me, you’ve finally managed to fill out the million forms to rent your lovely new home! Now all you have to do is move in. Filling your new house with your belongings is what will make it feel more like home. But because you’ve never owned a home before, it’s unlikely you have everything you need. Especially when it comes to furniture. Furniture is essential as it adds practicality and comfort to a property, while also showcasing your style. But if you have a limited budget and don’t know what to buy, you may not know where to begin. So to help you get started, here are some vital pieces of furniture your new home cannot do without.
When you return home from a long day at work, you need somewhere comfortable to relax and unwind. This is where a sofa comes in very handy. It provides you with a place where you can read or watch TV. A sofa can also be used as a temporary dining area too, where you can sit and enjoy meals together. This can be a fantastic option if you aren’t able to afford a dinner table and chairs just yet. Sofas come in an endless variety of styles, fabrics and sizes to fit any home. So whether you’re interested in chaise or chesterfield sofas, consider your space and budget before you buy. Try to get the best quality possible to ensure you won’t need to replace it in the not so distant future, and definitely go for comfort over prettiness! We currently have a couch that we argue over who has to sit on it because we bought it for how nice it looked without even bothering to sit on it.
Many new homeowners put off buying a bed and choose to sleep only on a mattress instead. While this might give them time to save, it can also cause disruption to their sleep and damage to their backs. Its also beyond annoying have to sit down on the floor to put your socks on in the morning, every morning. So make buying a bed a priority when purchasing furniture for your new home. Visit a bed and mattress store and try out the different mattresses on offer. Also look at bed frames and bases to see which most appeal to your style and needs. Think about your budget and try to buy the highest quality items you can afford. It’s unlikely you’ll have a lot of room for additional bedroom decor once you’ve bought these items. So consider repurposing items from charity shops or create a DIY headboard. These can add personality to your bedroom and don’t cost a fortune.
Not having somewhere to store your clothes when you move in can cause your new home to become disorganised. This is why it cannot do without a wardrobe. This piece of furniture keeps your clothes clean and safe, while also making your home look tidy. You can also use a wardrobe to store other items such as shoes, handbags and accessories. Measure your available space to help you pick suitably sized wardrobe options. Also, consider what kind of wardrobe you need. From sleek and modern to large vintage styles, wardrobes differ considerably. So have a clear idea of how you intend to decorate your bedroom before you buy. Otherwise, it may need replacing.
Now you know what pieces you need, you can make better decisions about what you should be spending your money on. You can then buy other pieces when you’ve saved more money and know what you need or want!