Some Musts For First-time Décor Aficionados, your dream home can’t be built in a day. It’s a tough reality that makes the process of moving a challenge for the impatient and/or idealistic among us. After all, we often move with the highest of hopes and the biggest of wishes for this exciting new space—with a sense that anything is possible. And it is… But building your dream home takes time as well as a solid foundation of practical must-haves and pieces that make you giddy with excitement. Our easy-to-execute list of musts for first-time décor aficionados is all you need to curate an artful abode on the first try—zero intimidation factor, no guesswork.
A Versatile Sofa
A couch is one of the first pieces you’ll want to settle on when decorating your new place. Home décor lore suggests you build your living room around your sofa, letting its color and aesthetic dictate the rest of the space. A classic shape in a durable fabric and versatile neutral color will serve you for years to come.
A Stylish Coffee Table
No living room is complete without the perfect perch for stacking your art books and setting down your glass of chilled pinot. Not to mention it’s a great place to show off a rotating crop of your favorite objects and accents.
A Statement Light Fixture
Situated over a dining table, presiding over the kitchen, or crowning a walk-in closet, a light fixture with wow factor will elevate your space and add interest. Whether your style is classic (think a stunning crystal chandelier) or modern, a statement fixture is a worthwhile indulgence.
A Welcoming Dining Table
A place to entertain friends and family is essential for creating your dream home. Built for a cozy group of four or big enough for the extended family, a dining table is a symbol of hospitality and happiness. Choose the size and shape that will best appease your future entertaining ambitions.
An Eye-Catching Oversize Mirror
An oversize mirror adds a touch of luxe glamour to any interior and will work wonders for small-space dwellers—any room in the house. Rustic, industrial, or unapologetically rococo, they make a rich statement while serving a practical function to boot.
A Sleek Bookshelf
Impressive library of books or not, a bookshelf is an absolute must for not only showing off your collections but also providing a space to style your most prized objects to your heart’s content. Large or small, freestanding or built into the wall, this is one storage solution you’ll be keen to show off.