What are the three most important pieces of furniture you should buy for your new home?

  1. A Comfortable Bed
  2. A Sofa
  3. A Dining Table

If you’ve recently moved into a new place, then you’re probably looking for new furniture. We’re here to talk about the three most important pieces of furniture you should buy for your new home. These pieces will go well whether you live in a condo in Makati or in a house in Alabang. Here are the three essential pieces of furniture you must buy for your new home:

A Comfortable Bed

The bedroom will always be the foundation of your home. It’ll be the standard upon which your whole house will be based. This is an essential part of your home since it’ll be your place of rest after a hard day’s work; a sanctuary for unwinding and relaxation. If you plan on upgrading your furniture, it's best to start with a comfortable bed.

Apart from being an intimate space, your bedroom primarily serves as the main component of your home. There should be no compromises when it comes to the quality of your bed since it will serve as the centerpiece of the room. Ideally, you would want a bed that would last for years. But durability is not the only thing to consider when purchasing a new bed. You have to entertain factors such as firmness, type of mattress, and size.

Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the best type of mattress for your bed:

Innerspring mattresses — are the most common and least expensive type of mattress available. They come with a wide range of firmness and can offer great comfort for a cheap price. 

Memory foam mattresses — are quite expensive but are well worth the price that you pay for. Most memory foam mattresses are medically certified to treat those with sore joints and aching muscles. Memory foam mattresses provide excellent comfort.

Latex foam mattresses — may come in natural, synthetic, or a blend of materials. They are quite similar to memory foam mattresses, but they offer elasticity, making them a tad bit softer than memory foam. Latex foam mattresses also offer more bounce than memory foam.

Hybrid mattresses — come with a spring base that has a foam overlay. The benefit of hybrid mattresses is the combination of the wide variety of firmness levels of innerspring mattresses and the comfort of foam mattresses. It’s the best of both worlds. But you have to be cautious when choosing the right hybrid mattress as getting a bad one means you’ll have the worst of the two types of mattresses.

A Sofa

Buying a new sofa for your home may be one of the most difficult furniture decisions you are going to make. Sofas often come with many different trims, styles, and fittings. It’s easier said than done when people tell you to buy a sofa that fits your lifestyle. You’ll be overwhelmed with the vast choices and options when it comes to choosing the perfect sofa.
Choosing the right sofa will depend entirely on your taste and how much space you have in your home. Whether you live in a condo in Makati, a house in Cavite, or a condo in Pasig, there will always be a sofa that will fit perfectly in your home. Here are a few tips in order for you to find your perfect sofa:

The frame 

This should always be made of quality construction. Hardwood types are known to be the most durable but the most expensive as well. These make great investments as they will most likely last a lifetime.

The joints
Not everybody will take notice of this, but it’s quite important to know the method in which the frame of the sofa is joined in the corners. Never go for a sofa that’s solely joined by nails, glue, or staples. These are often low-quality methods of putting a frame together. You’d want to go for a sofa that was joined via wooden corner blocks, corner blocks glued and screwed, wooden dowels, or metal screws with blankets. 

The fillings
Choosing the right fillings will determine the comfort and durability of your sofa. Keep in mind that foam that is too dense will be uncomfortable and foam that is too soft will lead it to deteriorate rapidly.

Dining Table

Your dining table will be the most crucial piece of your house as it will serve as the centerpiece of your living/dining space. In many homes, the dining table is the focal point of during a gathering. That means that your dining table should be great and sturdy. 

When it comes to shape and size, the choice will depend on the size of your house. Those who reside in condos in Pasig and other areas in the Metro may turn to dining tables that are adjustable, while homes with a huge amount of space may commit to a table that is grand and large in scale.

Here are a few tips to follow when choosing the right dining table:

The material 
If you want a dining table that’s made of wood, it’s best to go for hardwood since they are known to last for years and offer the best look as they age. One of the more popular trends for dining table materials today is engineered wood. Engineered wood is a mixture of both hardwood and softwood. Though they may be durable, they’re not as resilient as hardwood.

The shape
This will all be up to you, but the shape is one thing to keep in mind to ensure that your table and the space surrounding it is pleasing to the eye. Keep a 50-inch space between your dining table and the walls around it and a 28- to 30-inch height to ensure that there’s enough legroom.

Key Takeaway
These are the three most essential pieces of furniture you can upgrade or purchase for your new home. You can never go wrong with quality pieces as they can last a lifetime and you can instantly improve your quality of living with these furniture pieces. Even if you’re looking to upgrade what you already have in your own home, you can certainly apply these tips. 

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