Moving into your first home is an exciting time. Your home is a place that you can make your own. No more putting up with someone else’s style — it’s your turn to decorate!
There’s so much to do when you move into a new home that it can be tricky to know where to start, which furniture pieces to buy, how much to spend, and how much to save.
Here are the top three items that our interior decorators believe you should have in your first home. (Hint: quality is key!)
1. A Good Quality Mattress
We all know how important getting a good night’s sleep is to living a happy and healthy life. This is one area where you don’t want to skimp.
There are lots of mattresses on the market to choose from, but Serta and Kingsdown are two of the highest-quality brands. With pocket coils, specialty foams and fibres, and support that conforms to you, you will get the rest you need with these options.
Kingsdown has a patented bedMATCH™ diagnostic system that can help determine the best mattress for optimal support — visit our showroom to test it out!
2. A Good Quality Sofa
The sofa is one piece of furniture that gets a lot of wear and tear from daily use. Typically the largest piece of furniture in your living room, your sofa should be well-made to withstand daily life — no one wants to see a ripped, scratched, or sagging sofa in the centre of your new home.
While you will spend more money on a quality sofa, you will reap the reward because it will last much longer and look better in the long-term.
Sofas come in all shapes and sizes, and some can be customized to suit your specific design taste. From condo-sized to oversized and sofabeds to sectionals, there’s something for every new home.
Brentwood makes gorgeous sofas that will stand the test of time in both wear and style. Superstyle is another Canadian brand that offers high-quality sofas that range from traditional to casual.
3. A Good Quality Dining Set
(Bermex Dinali Dining Set)
While you may not always be hosting a large group of people, or trying to impress the in-laws, you do want to have a dining area that looks nice, stands the test of time, and offers you the flexibility to seat more than two people.
A dining table and chair set is a bit of an investment, but it’s one that will last — and if you decide on wood, you can refinish the surface if your colour scheme or style changes.
Adding a dining set that incorporates a bench along one side will also offer you increased seating and flexibility to host larger groups.
If your dining table doesn’t come with chairs, click here to read some expert tips on choosing the perfect dining chairs for your home.
Your first home deserves some love, so visit us at Smitty’s and we’ll help you find the best furniture for you.