It can be easy to be tempted by cheap furniture deals that make furnishing your home quick and painless. However, many of these inexpensive pieces are so affordable for a reason. If you need a temporary fix, then you’re fine, but if you want something that will last and is going to be a core piece of your decor, it’s probably not the best solution.
While the cost of high-quality furniture can add up, you can make the investment gradually, or opt to compromise on certain pieces. Whatever you decide to do, there are some compromises that can’t be made. For starters, these are the essential furniture pieces you should invest in your home:
Your bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture you will ever purchase. The value of sleeping well cannot be overstated. So, when it comes to choosing the parts that make up your bed, don’t skimp—starting with your mattress and bed frame. If your mattress is outdated, meaning it no longer provides the support you need, you should upgrade to something that will cradle your body and help you remain comfortable throughout the night.
Your bed frame can also make a major impact on the appearance of your bedroom. When selecting your frame, consider the overall decor style and find something that will add to the room, not one that needs to be hidden.
A word of caution when choosing bed frames, metal or cheap bed frames can be noisy, so be selective and read reviews when choosing the material.
The couch is the focal point of your living room, which makes it an important piece of furniture. Not only that, but it will be used by you and your guests on a regular basis, so you want it to be comfortable.
While you can find a nice-looking couch for a bargain that’s similar to an expensive one you’ve had your eye on, it likely won’t match in quality. From rips and broken springs to not being able to sit on it for long periods of time, a cheap couch usually isn’t worth it.
When shopping for a couch, look into high-end furniture brands that are known to last and you’ll likely find the perfect blend of beautiful design and lasting comfort. You should also consider:
- Height: How far does it need to be off the ground? Are you tall or short?
- Size: Will a large group of people be sitting on the couch? Is it just you?
- Shape: L-shape, rounded, straight, there are plenty of shapes of couch—which shape will fit best with the rest of your furniture?
A Dining Table
Whether you have a family or entertain friends often, a dining table is an essential piece of furniture that will always be useful. There will be plenty of dinners had, games played, and homework completed on this table, so it’s important to find something that will withstand the test of time. While the first thing that might come to mind is a large wood table, that doesn’t have to be the case. You can find high-quality dining tables in every material and style—whether it’s a modern glass table or an industrial-style brushed-steel table.
When searching for your perfect dining table, make sure to take measurements of the space you’re going to put it in so you don’t pick something too large. If the dining table doesn’t come with a set of chairs or you want to create an eclectic feel, make sure you also measure for enough room for the chairs to pull out fully and fit under the table.
Next on Your List
While these are the big three, there are other important pieces that you should consider upgrading over time to take your home decor to the next level. When you can, update your:
- Coffee table
- Bar stools
- Bedroom dresser
You can also extend that high-quality feel to your outdoor furniture if you spend a lot of time on your patio. Cushy chairs and a spacious table can make all the difference when you have guests over or enjoy a starry night in your backyard.
Whatever your budget, you can make your home feel more comfortable, high-end, and livable with these furniture must-haves, just take your time when choosing the perfect pieces.