Buying your first home is an exciting experience. You get to decorate a brand new space that's entirely yours. You come up with the design ideas and budget. You make the furniture choices, style options, and purchase decisions. You can make your first home anything you want.
While liberating and empowering, this responsibility also comes with a bit of intimidation. At Desket, we often work with first-time home buyers who are overwhelmed with the potential, the choices, and the furniture options available to them. The task of decorating your first home and choosing furniture must be accomplished one step at a time!
We've got some design and furniture tips for first-time home buyers to help you stay focused, calm, and enjoy the experience of finding furniture for your first home!
Furniture Must-Haves for Your First Home
There are a few furniture pieces that are must-haves in a first home. These are great places to start when looking for modern furniture for your new place.
A Dining Table
If you have a dining room or dining space in your home, a dining table should be one of the first furniture pieces you purchase. If you invest in a good, high quality, well-made dining room table, it will last you for years.
Because this is your first home and you may be looking to grow your family and expand your home in the future, an extendable dining room table is your best option. You can keep is small and compact now, if you have a small dining room or don't use it often. When you have guests over, you can extend it to its full length. In the future if you move to a larger space, you can take the table with you as a large dining table!
A High Quality Sofa
A sofa needs to be comfortable and stylish, but you should also make sure to invest in one that's high quality so that it lasts you many years to come. It should have a solid frame, have a durable material (like leather), and be neutral to fit in a variety of colour schemes and decor ideas.
A common mistake that first-time home buyers make is to buy an inexpensive and low quality sofa that only ends up lasting a couple years. It's important to invest in a contemporary sofa for the long term that you can enjoy in your first home, and other homes should you move in the future!
A Comfortable Bed
Often, the bed is an afterthought when buying furniture for a home, or people simply use the same one as they've always used. A bed is a piece of furniture that you should invest in. Get a good mattress, a strong wooden frame, and unique headboard to last you. Buying a cheap bedframe or mattress means it won't last very long and importantly, you'll likely have an uncomfortable sleep until you upgrade! It's best to spend your money on a high quality bed that will last and that you can enjoy.
Modern Design Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
When choosing your new furniture for your first home, there are a few design tips you can keep in mind as well so as not to get too overwhelmed with all the possibilities.
• Start neutral – choose a neutral color palette with your furniture so that you can build your design style naturally. Don't jump in with bold statement pieces or colors!
• Make a list and budget – it's easy to get carried away and excited when shopping for brand new furniture. Make a list, make a budget, and stick to it!
• Find your style – your first home is a blank slate. Feel free to mix and match, change your mind, and indulge as you find the right style for you and your new home.
For all your new modern furniture for your first home, contact Desket. We provide high quality, well-made furniture that will last you for years to come in your first homes.