First Home Essentials – A Quick Guide To Getting Your First Furniture

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First Home Essentials – A Quick Guide To Getting Your First Furniture

Good Advice When Moving Away From Home

Before you start shopping for all of the essential items and furniture pieces that you’ll need, it’s important to think about how much room you have in your new home. If you can see the property in person, this will give you an idea of how much furniture it is possible to fit. You might also want to measure up the space before you start buying things, so that you know what your options are. We have compiled some short checklists to point you in the right direction.

Furniture For Your First Living Room

It can be costly to move into a new home, so consider investing in some basic living room furniture like a sofa and coffee table. Depending on your style, you may also need tables. When you are decorating your living room, be sure to be creative and incorporate things from around your home. From cushions and pictures to small decorations and accessories, all of these things can easily be customised yet still feel like yours. Maybe you’re also looking for a TV stand that can serve as storage space.

Your living room checklist might look like this:

  • Sofa
  • Cushions
  • Coffee table
  • Dining table
  • Dining chairs
  • TV stand
  • Cabinet

Checklist For The Bedroom

A high-quality bed is essential for your bedroom, and one that lasts for many years. A good mattress is worth investing in, but so are the duvet, pillow and bedding as we spend over half of our time in bed. A blackout curtain will let you sleep in the daytime and night-time, so that you can get a full 8 hours of uninterrupted rest. You may want to measure the window before buying a curtain or any other type of window covering because they can vary in size. Keep in mind that you will want a wardrobe with plenty of space as well, and invest in one that has a mirror included as this will save you another purchase.

Your bedroom checklist:

  • Bed
  • Duvet
  • Pillow
  • Sheets
  • Curtains
  • Wardrobe
  • Laundry basket

Shopping For The Bathroom

Towels, bath mat, pedal bin, toilet brush etc. These can be purchased well in advance so you don’t have to scramble to find something just before moving out. But, it’s a good idea to consider the size of your area before buying any shower curtain.

Consider the following bathroom checklist:

  • Towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Bath mat
  • Bin
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Toilet brush
  • Shower caddy

Decorating The Hallway

A hallway is a room at home where you can find practical storage solutions and pieces of furniture that represent your taste. A smaller home may not necessarily have a hallway, but this is where you can put your shoes, coats and other things you want to store. A doormat is a perfect purchase for anyone who is looking to make their home seem welcoming! And it can also be useful for guests, because it gives them a place to wipe their feet.

Checklist for designing your hallway:

  • Shoe storage
  • Coat rack
  • Coat stand
  • Doormat
  • Mirror
  • Chest of drawers


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