It is truly a great feeling to finally have your own home. Unlike living with parents and family, you cannot make big decisions on what to do with the house. For example, you cannot simply remove the furniture of your parents or redecorate your home without any objections from the family members especially if your parents are hoarders.
So if you are living on your own and you have to start from scratch, here are some tips on how to pick your first furniture.
It would be easier if your house is unfurnished because you never have to worry about discarding the items inside the house. If your house is brand new and bare, it would be best to come up with a theme first before buying. Think about what you would like to achieve; the things you love as well as the overall design of your home. For instance, you can choose to have a rustic, modern, industrial, classic, transitional, vintage, Scandinavian design, among many others.
The harmony of colors of your furniture is very important. Choose something that is versatile and can go with the entire look of your home. Choosing neutral colors would be best so that you can just play with colors using your home decors and accessories.
Once you have chosen a style and color of furniture, it would be best to set a budget. As yourself, how much are you willing to spend? This way, you can make a priority list on what to buy first especially if money is an issue. For example, what do you think is more important to buy first; is it the dining set, the living room furniture, or the beds? On the other hand, if money is not an issue, then you can buy everything all at once.
Another thing that you need to consider is the size. You have to get the dimensions of your space to know exactly what furniture to get. You simply cannot get something so big because it will eat up your entire space. It is important to choose smaller furniture just as so you can freely move around your house especially if you have kids. If you are a family of four, then getting a dining table for four would be good. If you love to entertain, then you can consider dining tables that can accommodate more people as long as you do not sacrifice the space.
If you don’t have built-in cabinets and dressers, you might as well get them so that you can easily store all your clothes to keep them tidy and organized. Of course, you do not want to put your clothes in your luggage or boxes, so it is one of the important things that you need to get.
Choosing accent furniture is also great as well. This kind of furniture makes it a good conversation piece. Let’s say you are getting a sideboard where you can keep your china collection or a carved hardwood cabinet where you can display something. It will surely give elegance to your living space.
It may take a lot of thinking when choosing your furniture. But one of the most important things to consider is also the quality. Do not just buy the furniture just because it is cheap. It would always be best to buy excellent quality products because in the long run, you will be saving more money.