8 Furniture You Should Invest In

January 28, 2016 | Finance & Property | Furniture
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Are you the type of person who needs to pause and think twice before buying anything? There’s nothing wrong with that, especially when it comes to pricier items.


Furniture and home fixtures may cost more but some of them are integral and will make a huge difference in the overall look and functionality of your home.


Before saying no to the couch or mattress you’ve been eyeing on…here are some pieces we think you SHOULD invest in and why!


1. Couch


Having a quality sofa is important if you love spending quality chill-out time in your living room. After all, you deserve to sink into something soft and plush after a long day at work! Also, think about the lazy weekend afternoons you will spend just lounging about with your favorite book and coffee.


When deciding on the size of your sofa, make sure you opt for a piece that is proportional to your space. There are sofas that sit better in smaller rooms while others look better in larger rooms –like your living room!


Tip: Get a sofa with stain resistant fabric for easy maintenance.

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2. Art pieces


Investing in art pieces is always worth it. Paintings or unique sculptures not only give your home an elegant appearance, but also make as good conversation starters!


Also, art pieces have the capacity to tie together the overall aesthetic of a space. Building an art collection in your very own home might just be the best decision you’ll ever make. Who knows, your collection might just be worth a good fortune in the future!


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3. Good lighting


Lights add drama and sophistication to any room. It’s good to know what kind of ambience you want to embody so that you will not be misled when buying different types and colors of lights.


Having multiple light sources will add more body and depth to the overall mood of your room. Never limit yourself to just a ceiling light fixture. Mix and match with floor lamps and sconces to create the atmosphere that you want!


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4. Rugs


Rugs are must-haves in every home. They ground your furniture and help in defining areas in your room.


Investing in one that is crafted with excellent quality will definitely stand the wear and tear of the daily activities in your home. Not to mention, rugs are also an effortless way to add a touch of class to your home!


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5. Tables


You can’t exactly call your place a home if you don’t have a quality dining table, kitchen table, and a living room table. These pieces are fundamental as each of their purposes revolve around everyday activities.


Don’t be afraid to spend a sizeable amount of money on tables as it is something that will be used every single day. It is also a purchase that you probably won’t ever make again – if it’s of good quality, tables can last for a long time!


Hence, opt for tables with timeless designs that will always suit your home décor.


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6. Accent pieces


A little amount of funkiness and flair won’t hurt. It’s good to stand out once in a while!


Help your home find its style by investing in accent pieces. They vary in style, design and type. Embellishing your space with a cute printed rug or neon chair will add an instant touch of life to your space and also helps your home to stand out from the rest!


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7. Drawers and shelves


Don’t shy away from investing in good quality drawers and shelves since they are essential pieces. They serve multiple functions – a dresser drawer can both be functional and stylish! Depending on the kind that you get, they can also be easily moved around should you wish to switch up your room layout every once in awhile.


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8. Mattress


Even if you choose not to splurge on everything that has been listed above, please at least think about shelling out some money for a quality mattress!


Granted, it may not add inherent style or flair to your space...but it plays a huge part in your well-being and health! A good mattress ensures that you get quality sleep, one of the main ingredients for a healthy body and mind.


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Investing in high quality home essentials will add a long-term functionality and practicality to your space. On the other hand, spending less money on lower quality items will only result in you needing to make another re-purchase – which might add up to more money spent!