Choosing furniture for your first apartment or home is an exciting time and, with so much choice, it’s tempting to splurge on all the pieces you love. But, before you spend all of your furniture and accessory budget, there are some things you should consider before parting with your money.
Is it adaptable? Is it good quality? Is it a trend item? Is it necessary?
Answering these questions will help you to decide when you should invest in a piece of quality furniture and when you can get away with something a little less expensive. There are lots of individual elements when it comes to what makes a piece of furniture a good piece of furniture. It could be a classic piece which is unlikely to ever go out of style, or it could be a piece of furniture which serves multiple purposes around your home. Ultimately, investment furniture pieces should be the ones which give you the most value for your money, so here are some tips on how you can choose your investment furniture pieces.
Invest in classics
What makes a piece of furniture a classic piece? It should be a design which stands the test of time and looks as good in your home now as it did decades ago. Interior design trends are a good way of freshening and modernising your home, but they tend to come and go and change quite quickly. You should aim to save your biggest splurges for furniture pieces which will last a lifetime or designer furniture pieces which are well made, but come with a bigger price tag.
People are now spending more time than ever before on their sofas. A lot more people now work from home, eat their meals on their sofa rather than at a dining table or binge watch films and box sets in their spare time. With all the hours you may spend sitting on it, it may be worth investing in a quality or designer sofa which is well designed and is built to last.
Invest in quality
All furniture is important – each piece plays a part in the smooth running of your home – but some pieces have a huge impact on your quality of life. You might not be able to notice the lack of quality in a coffee table, but you will definitely be able to tell when it comes to other pieces, like a mattress or shower. You should look to invest more money into the pieces which will have a positive impact on you the most.
It is hugely important to invest in a good quality mattress. Not only will a good mattress ensure that you have a good night’s sleep, but it will also help reduce the risk of back pain, allergies and keep you feeling well and healthy. We spend around a third of our lives asleep, so it is vital that we get the most from our sleep.
Invest in adaptability
Do you know what is better than one good piece of furniture? A good piece of furniture which has a number of different uses. It is often worth spending money on a furniture item where you can use it for multiple purposes – think of it as saving some money as opposed to buying two separate pieces.