4 Things to Keep in Mind When Furnishing Your First Home

March 15th, 2024 Paul Dekker
Portrait of happy couple holding new house keys in living room at home

Buying your first house is an exciting milestone to celebrate. Whether you’re taking the next step in your relationship or embarking on an independent adventure, becoming a homeowner is a noteworthy accomplishment.

Now that you finally have a place entirely your own, you might be overwhelmed figuring out what to do with that space and how exactly you want to furnish it. As long as you follow a few key guidelines and invest sensibly in quality pieces, your new house will come together in no time!

Here are four things to keep in mind when furnishing your first home. 

1) Start With What You Already Have

Before you ride the high of new homeownership all the way to the furniture store, take some time to evaluate your current inventory thoroughly. Your bank account has surely taken a hit after closing on a house, so you must spend your remaining budget wisely.

Look at the pieces you already have or that you and your partner end up with when combined. Assess each item and determine whether it’s useful, in good shape, and will fit your new home physically and stylistically.

2) Make a List of Necessities

Chances are, you won’t be able to give your house a dream makeover right after you buy it. Furnishing your new home is a process that happens over time! Your goal right now is to make your space livable.

Prioritize the essentials in the rooms that are used the most. You’ll want to be sure to have a nice couch, dining room table, refrigerator, comfy bed, and any other basic furniture a room needs to fulfill its function.

3) Plan Out Your Space Before You Purchase

You don’t want to get overly ambitious at the furniture store and come home with a sectional that won’t fit through the door! Buying furniture before you measure and arrange your space wastes time and money. Create a detailed floor plan to go off of before you make any major decisions or investments. Or better yet, use a room planner to determine exactly how you want to lay everything out.

Take exact measurements for your floor plan of each room, doorway, hallway, and any other space you’ll need to squeeze everything through. Be sure to note where the doors, windows, outlets, and vents are located so your design is practical as well as polished.

4) Personalize to Make Your New Space Feel Like Home

One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling aspects of furnishing your new home is personalizing it to suit your unique personality and preferences. While the main pieces of furniture are important, the small, personal touches – like framed photos or decorative throw pillows – truly bring a room to life. Embrace your creativity and have fun, making your living space warm and inviting.

If you’re heading out to find the right furniture for your home for the first time, turn to the professionals! At Conway Furniture, we offer a wide selection of high-quality furniture for the entire home, along with decades of experience for you to use to your advantage.

Stop by our showroom in Listowel, Ontario or give us a call at (519)291-3820 to learn more about how we can help you find the perfect pieces for your new home.

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