10 essential furniture pieces every home needs

10 essential furniture pieces every home needs

What pieces of furniture should you invest in? Whether you’re moving into a new home or jazzing things up in your current place, we’ve got some tips for you.

As the saying goes – home is where the heart is, and we could not agree more. Read on to make choosing your essential pieces of furniture that little bit easier.  

A great bed

A great bed

A great bed and a comfy mattress equal a great night's sleep, meaning you wake up energised and ready for all of those exciting home interior projects.

Our top tip – invest in your bed before your decor, your dream headboard or bedding will add the finishing touches but can come later once you have learned how you live in the space.

A chest of drawers

A chest of drawers

When it comes to your chest of drawers, size really does matter. Slim designs work well in smaller rooms and tend to be taller to accommodate more drawers, whilst larger rooms can take wider furniture, which often means they are lower and the surfaces can be used to store items you need daily access too.

Our top tip – look for the number and size of drawers that can easily accommodate all of your clothes, and be careful of drawers that may be too shallow for the items you want to store.

A wardrobe

A wardrobe

Suitable storage for your clothes is key to turning your bedroom into a clutter-free sanctuary. Making sure you have the right fit for your room is really important as many rooms have limited space for this piece of furniture.

Our top tip – make sure you have the right hanging space to accommodate your coat hangers, and the length of the clothes you need to store.

The versatile armchair

The versatile armchair

An armchair can be the most versatile addition to your home. Either as a place to enjoy a cup of tea, read a book, or use as additional seating for guests. It can also be styled with a statement cushion to add real character to your room.

Our top tip – always double-check the measurements, as armchairs can often take up more space than you imagine.

Quality sofa

Quality sofa

A sofa is one of the most popular seats in any home, so investing time and money to get it right is important. You can easily refresh the look of it over time with cushions and throws to embrace different styles and trends.

Our top tip – choose a fabric that is durable and meets your lifestyle needs.

A coffee table

A coffee table

We all need a place for our cup of coffee, glass of wine or simply to rest our feet during a Netflix binge session. A coffee table can also act as a focal point to display flowers, candles or your favourite books.

Our top tip – choose a coffee table that is the same height as the cushions on your sofa, or one to two inches lower.

A dining table

A dining table

Whether it's for your dining room or the kitchen, this is a table that needs to work hard to accommodate lots of needs – a place to eat and entertain or even to work. How it will be used will determine the shape and size you choose.

Our top tip – choose a table with a surface that is easy to maintain, whether it's from sticky fingers or drink spillages.

Practical dining chairs

Practical dining chairs

The ideal dining chair blends style with comfort. You can buy a matching set to create a co-ordinated look or mix and match colours, fabrics and even styles to create something more eclectic.

Our top tip – choose a structure that both supports your back and has enough seat padding to make any mealtime a comfortable experience.

Good lights and lighting

Good lights and lighting

The right lighting can change the entire look of your home. A floor lamp, table lamps or ceiling pendants can be used to set the mood for the entire space as well as making a real statement in your overall design.

Our top tip – include a minimum of three lighting sources in any room to give you flexibility to choose what best meets your needs throughout the day.

An area rug

An area rug

The perfect rug can add comfort, colour and individuality to any room. It can also help pull your overall look together.

Our top tip – always ensure one of your items of furniture is touching the rug, be it the legs of your sofa or coffee table or even a lamp – try not to leave the rug 'floating' on the floor space.

Thinking about the changes you could make?

Whether you’re wanting to change things up at home or you’re looking for a new place to accessorise and add your style to... why not have a look at what’s currently on the market?

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