5 Essential Furniture Pieces to Set the Foundation for Your Home

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Make your dream home a reality by properly planning and purchasing the right furniture. Choose smart foundation pieces for each room and build upon them. While you might envision a vintage velvet green Chesterfield as your family room sofa, it would be better to get a classic-shaped beige couch and then accessorize it with vintage velvet pillows and blankets. Think about the future when designing your current home.

It’s time to invest in high-quality foundation furniture that can move from house to house for decades to come. You can layer accessories and smaller pieces around these five essential furniture pieces to bring unique character into your home.

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A Timeless Sofa

You sit, lounge, snuggle and sleep on it. The sofa is the heart of your living room. This is one piece you don’t want to skimp on because it will stay with you for years to come. When selecting a couch that suits your lifestyle, consider fabrics, durability, style and comfort. Decide on the feel you’re trying to create — rustic, modern, Tuscan or traditional. Keep in mind design aspects of your home like flooring and wall color as well when selecting your sofa; and remember it’s easiest to build on a classic piece.

A Chunky Dining Table With Versatile Chairs

Serving as the central meeting place, the dining room table is another key feature in your new home. Whether you have a dedicated formal dining room or a small breakfast nook in the kitchen area, this piece of furniture should be strong and sturdy. Consider purchasing a table with a removable leaf to give you room for larger dinners. Even if you don’t currently host big dinner parties, it’s nice to have the option if you do in the future.

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A beautifully weathered farmhouse table coordinates with many different themes, especially if you let the chairs reflect your design personality. Mix chairs, stools and benches for a trendy look. See what celebrities like Cindy Crawford and Sofia Vergara are doing at roomstogo.com.

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The mattress is the first building block to restful sleep. A comfortable mattress is another essential foundation piece for your new home. Whether you’re a memory foam kind of girl or a fan of the classic innerspring mattress, put some time and research into all the options. Just be sure the mattress you choose supports your body and head in a neutral position and aligns your entire body.

Once you have your mattress nailed down, you can choose your headboard and bed linens to set the tone of your room. Let the bed linens reflect your unique style.

A Comfortable Armchair

An armchair is a great addition to the living area and allows you to further display the unique spirit of your home. If you really wanted a contemporary Danish design red couch but opted for a classic neutral style, the armchair can step in and fulfill your inner designer desires. Splurge on an iconic armchair like the Saarinen Womb Chair or welcome an English roll-arm style with wooden legs into your traditional décor.

A Functional Coffee Table

A coffee table connects other elements of the living area together and is an essential piece to the living room puzzle. It occupies minimal space but offers huge benefit. Whether you choose a versatile ottoman that serves as a footrest with hidden storage space or a sleek glass-topped table, make this purchase after you’ve chosen your seating. Consider what you will use it for and how much room you have. If you choose an upholstered piece, make it functional by adding a tray.

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