Timeless Furniture Pieces That Add Value to Your Property
Investing in furniture may appear to be a futile endeavor, particularly when it comes to furnishing your first home or any temporary living space. After all, why splurge on pieces that may not align with the aesthetics of your future abode? However, there are some items that are worth investing in early on pieces that will effortlessly fit into your current home, while seamlessly transitioning into your future residence.
Here are 6 timeless furniture pieces that you should consider adding to even the smallest starter home without hesitation.
1. Indoor-Outdoor Chairs
When it comes to selecting a dining chair, many may believe that comfort is directly tied to the presence of upholstery. If you typically have shorter meals or find yourself migrating to the living room after eating, you may not require the added cushioning that an upholstered chair provides. In fact, there are countless classic models of dining chairs that feature comfortably contoured shapes and durable construction, making them equally suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
2. Compact Leather Sofa
You may think that because your first sofa won’t be very big, it should cost as little as possible. But a sofa is an important part of your home, and it’s worth investing what you can to get one that’s comfortable now and will stay comfortable for the next five, 10 or 15-plus years.
A compact leather sofa can be a perfect lounging spot for one person now and a cozy part of a den or family room later on. Leather will age well as it develops a patina, and it will coordinate easily with other fabrics as it moves from the star of the show to a supporting role in a bigger seating arrangement.
3. Flexible Sectional
Sectionals can be a great choice for many rooms, but they may carry a major drawback: In your next home, you might need a completely different layout, and your L-shaped or U-shaped sectional might no longer fit.
Look for sectionals that include a movable ottoman base, freestanding slipper chair components that can be used on their own or loose seat cushions that can be flipped to change the orientation from left-facing to right-facing.
4. Extended Headboard
A headboard is often overlooked in first homes or apartments, but an elegant one can really dress up a room without taking up much space. Plus, if you’re going to spend time lounging in bed, especially if you’re in a studio, it helps to have a padded place to rest your back.
To make sure your headboard outlasts your next move, choose one that’s one or two sizes up from your current bed. For example, if you have a double bed now, you could purchase a wall-mounted or freestanding queen headboard. The extended panel will look luxurious now and will still be usable if you upgrade to a larger mattress later.
5. Multiuse Stools and Occasional Tables
While people often think of a living room set as including a sofa, a side chair or two and a coffee table, replacing the table with several flexible stools or ottomans will give you great flexibility now and later.
In a small space, it helps to have less-bulky furnishings to create a little room to breathe, and in the future you’ll have many places to tuck a small table.
6. Classic Sideboard
A great sideboard may provide only so much storage, but it adds a lot of functionality to any home. A low unit with shelves or drawers or, better yet, a mix of both can act as server and storage in the dining room, a media unit for a TV lounge, a bedside table or foyer storage. It can suit virtually any room really.
A warm wood unit will last through decades of style changes, and if you choose one like this model with vented or slatted doors, it can be used to store media devices that need to receive a signal from a remote control as well as air flow to keep them from overheating.
Designing your dream home can be an exciting journey, but it can also be overwhelming. With so many options and styles available, it can be challenging to decide what is best for you and your family. However, by considering factors such as functionality, color palette, furniture, materials, and personal style, you can create a space that is not only beautiful but also practical and comfortable.
When it comes to achieving a successful interior design project, choosing a provider with a rock-solid reputation and exceptional skills is paramount. At Redbrick Homes, we understand that inspiration is key. That’s why our top-quality interior design partners are ready to wow you with beautiful, personalized spaces brimming with exceptional Singaporean ideas.
Remember to take your time, do your research, and work with a professional if needed. With the right interior design choices, you can transform your house into a dream home that you’ll enjoy for years to come.