Buying furniture is always an exciting, yet daunting, task. You get to choose the perfect pieces that go with your style and design your home however you would like. Yet finding those perfect pieces can take a lot longer and cost way more than you ever expected. While you may be tempted to skimp out on the quality of furniture for the sake of money, it is good to remember that when it comes to furnishing your home, quality always beats quantity.
Quality furniture will last you a lifetime and become a staple part of your home and family. These pieces are more comfortable, stylish, and just a better investment in general. So if you are moving into a new place soon, or just in the mood to redecorate, here is how to invest in quality furniture:
Choose Classic Over Trendy
I know, it is easy to fall into the trends and buy that statement couch that everyone has, but when it comes to spending a lot of money on furniture, you are going to want something classic that is going to last you throughout your life. And that probably does not include the bright orange couch that you’re seeing everywhere online. Always choose a classic couch over a trendy one. Remind yourself: Am I still going to like this in 10 years?
Get Multipurpose Pieces
If you are going to spend a lot of money on a piece of furniture, you want to make sure you can get multiple uses out of it. For example, imagine you buy an expensive table for your living room. You keep it in your living room for a couple of years until you decide to redecorate. And when that time comes, you realise you have no other place to put the table and it has to be either thrown away or stored away.
Do not let that happen. Instead go for a multipurpose piece, like an American Leather sofa bed that has a variety of functions and can move from one room to another without any problems.
Prioritise Your Sleep Space
You are going to spend a lot of time in your bedroom, so you want to make sure it is comfortable. We often tend to neglect the importance of a comfortable room, but getting good sleep is imperative to our health and that starts with a comfortable bed.
It is never a bad idea to invest in quality bedding and a mattress, like any of the Layla mattresses, which come in memory foam and hybrid so you can find the perfect bed for your comfort needs.
Think About It Before Buying
When it comes to buying expensive furniture pieces, impulsive purchases are definitely not the way to go. The last thing you want to happen is to spend £3,000 on a couch and then realise a couple weeks later that you absolutely hate it.
Before breaking out the checkbook, think about it for at least a couple of days, if not more. You might even use Havenly’s interior budget calculator to see if you can afford the piece. Think about if it is something you truly love and need. Picture your life with that piece of furniture in it, and picture your life without it. If you feel like your life and home would truly benefit with that piece in it, then you should buy it.
Comfortability Is Key
Furniture like couches, chairs, and beds need to be comfortable, especially if you are going to be spending a lot of money on them. You are going to spend a lot of time sitting and laying on them, so you need to make sure they are soft and cosy.
If possible, see them in person before buying so you can actually feel them and even sit in them. You don’t want to spend a ton of money on a chair and have it end up being stiff and uncomfortable.
When it comes to investing in expensive furniture pieces, you need to make sure you do it right to get the most out of your money. Follow these simple tips and your home will be full of your dream furniture in no time.
This is a guest post. Alycia Coloma is a mother to four beautiful girls and loves to craft DIY projects in her spare time. She enjoys finding new ways to work with tight budgets and spreading her knowledge to parents everywhere. Alycia is a staunch advocate of continuing education and believes that insatiable hunger for knowledge is the key to better finances, a warm family, and fulfilling life as a whole. She’s also a kitchen connoisseur on the side and has been known to whip up some mean empanadas.