Buying your dream home can be so exciting! Your next job is to turn those four walls into a cosy home. The smart way out is by not jumping in with both feet and buying a cauldron full of furniture. Instead, buy the essentials first and then build on it with time.
This way, you can be sure of not over-dressing your home but buying just the right furniture to make it warm and welcoming for guests and your growing family. Here’s a look at some furniture essentials to start with:
Living room furniture
The sofa is an outstanding feature in a living room and should be comfortable as well as showcase your style. All shapes and sizes are available to fit into every living room space. Wherever possible, go with multi-purpose sofa designs that can be opened up into a temporary bed or double up offer storage spaces. Once your sofa shopping is over, choose a matching multi-purpose coffee table and a sturdy TV stand that has nifty spaces for stowing away other gadgets neatly. Floating shelves can be added to display your knick-knacks and mementoes later.
The dining set should be sturdy and made of the strong wood. It’s not only meant for dining but also for socialising socializing, doing homework, doing chores, folding clothes, etc. Buy a dining set that can seat a growing family and can be extended to include a couple of accommodate extra guests too. In the case of space shortage constraints, a circular dining set works better.
The bed is the centrepiece here and should have a sturdy frame. Don’t sting on expenses when it comes to buying the beds for each room as they have to last many years. Where possible, go with beds that have in-built storage spaces to keep extra bedding neatly. The size of your bed should also be based upon the size of the room so it doesn’t hog up all the space., leaving no space for movement. If you don’t have in-built wardrobes, the next piece of essential furniture is matching wardrobes and dressing tables.
Home office furniture
This is an essential space in every home where you catch up on office work, studies or housekeeping accounts. In accordance with space available, go for a desk that has ample flat surface for keeping a PC, printer and storage space for books and files. Inclusive in-built drawers and closed cabinets work best. Other essential furniture includes storage spaces which can be vertical or horizontal and used as seating spaces too.
Favourite Homes in Trivandrum has many ready-to-move-in apartments and villas that will be an absolute delight to decorate.