If you find yourself reading this article, chances are you are moving to a new home and you want to know what piece of furniture you should buy first, or you want to validate if you have invested correctly on the current pieces you have at home.
It’s been almost a year since we moved into our new home. I am still as excited to furnish and decorate it. But I have to admit that you need to have “the budget” to do things as you please with your new home.
Before we moved into our home, I did a bit of research as to what to prioritize buying first. Whether to splurge or skimp on it is also another question. I have come to list down three (3) essential home furniture you should invest on.
1. A sturdy bed frame with a good mattress – Depending on your family size, and the number and size of your bedrooms, I’d say this is worthy of investment. We sleep one third of our life, or about 9,100 days or 25 years! Having a comfortable bed to sleep on is our way to reward our body for a hard day’s work, so might as well give it your best.
2. Sofa – Like the bed, the sofa is also one of the most used home furniture. It is another must-have for any home. We use this a lot for our own relaxation while reading a good book, watching our favorite TV shows, and entertaining our guests. If you are buying a sofa and have limited space, I’d recommend getting a sofa bed since it can be converted to a sleeping piece. You might also want to get it in earth colors because it is so fun playing around with colorful throw pillow cases.
3. Dining Set – A family gathers most frequently during meal time. Investing on a good dining table and chairs is recommended because this is where family members sit down to relax and enjoy food. I have seen a lot of chairs break over a short time because of its poor quality and I’m sure you wouldn’t want family members running into an accident by falling from their seat. Or the food that you lovingly prepared or cooked the whole day spilling on the floor because one leg of the table breaks.
A key to knowing what pieces of home furniture you should invest on is to carefully consider where your heart goes. For where your treasure lies, there your heart is, too. You put value to where you think is most important as you take care of your family. When you have them in your mind as you decide, your hands can never pick wrong.
Glaiza Garcia-Tominio is a Manila-based freelance writer, military wife, mom to two girls, and the “Muser-in-Chief” behind the family lifestyle blog site www.moomymusings.com. She enjoys reading and traveling on her free time, and a fan of Korean-dramas. She believes that a happy and informed family life is both a choice and responsibility. Motherhood is a blessing and is best travelled by sharing and inspiring others.
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