One of the most memorable moments of your life is the day you pack up your belongings, bid your parents farewell, and move into your own space. In fact, your first move may not always be your last. Each time you sign those papers towards your next blank slate, the thrill never subsides. It may be the charm of independence or it may be the pleasure of redecorating to suit your ever changing taste. Still, the idea of purchasing new furniture can be a daunting task. For those who have never had a hand at dressing up their own area, you may be at loss with the first step. Here’s a rundown on what we think make up the basics.
A Bed Frame
This may be a no-brainer, but your bedroom is your sanctuary. While having a mattress on the floor sounds like a tempting way to save money, your good night’s sleep should always be a priority! If you want a bed frame that stands out and invites you in after a long, tiring day at the office, pick one that suits your personality. After all, you will be spending most of your time on this, so choose wisely!
A Dining Table
The heart of every home is where you and your loved ones come together to share a meal. The dining table is where conversations are shared amongst those who matter to you the most, so when it comes to deciding on this piece, there are a few factors you should consider. First, how often do you enjoy having guests over for a meal? If you are an avid host, you may want to choose a piece that fits at least six people. For those who have limited space and are looking for a table that will do the job and take up the least amount of space, a four-sided piece might do the trick! It’s perfect for two, but can accommodate extra seating.
Choosing your first sofa is the perfect way to encapsulate your current taste. It’s the first thing you want people to notice when they walk into your home! Preferences vary, as some opt for bold, bright statement sofas, while other choose the comfort route through muted tones and tufted cushions. Whatever the case, selecting through the endless trough can be boiled down to a simple question: How much time will I spend on this sofa? Choose a piece that does not force you to compromise. Quality, design, and practicality should always be on your mind. At the end of day, what piece calls you in for a night spent in, with just you and your Netflix?
We cannot stress this enough. Storage seems to be the last thing on people’s minds when they think about moving into a new space. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of selecting the prettiest sofas, curtains, lighting, and accessories, but have you considered where you want to keep your pesky eye-sores hidden? Don’t throw out your old things just yet! There is still value in the old, you just have to find the right place to keep them! To us, a good shelf is one that conceals and displays. It’s best to have the option to keep some items hidden, while other can be proudly shown off.
The basics are just that–basics. It's important to cover the groundwork first before building upward! So take these tips and eventually, branch out and get more creative! Curate a beautiful space of your own through Modeco, where your dream lifestyle is within your reach!