Curated must-haves can turn an ordinary compact space into a cozy picture-perfect haven
Taking a leap of faith and deciding to purchase your own home is a huge milestone that you need to celebrate. Once you get the keys to your house, another challenge awaits you — turning the empty house into a comfortable home.
Decorating and furnishing your first home can be exciting, but if you’re being practical and you want to maximize every inch of space, you need to choose your furniture pieces wisely. If you’re doing some window shopping, be on the lookout for space-saving basic pieces that you can invest in.
From tables and chairs to sofas and beds — there are numerous options available in the market today. To help you get started, here are some picks you can check out:
Whether you love entertaining friends or staying in the living area for quick siestas, having a comfy seating piece is a must! Go for a sofa bed that easily turns the living area into an extra sleeping space when needed. You’ll also find seating pieces with hidden storage compartments, ideal for storing extra blankets, magazines, and other belongings.
Can’t decide on a color? Go for a neutral-colored piece to achieve an elegant vibe. A gray sofa can go in any interior style or theme, too.
Sofa bed, P16,998, Homeplus
Love doing series and movie marathons? These days, it’s not enough to have a table that can hold your TV. Pick an LCD rack with extra tiers where you can keep TV boxes, DVD players, remote controls, and other knickknacks. Just make sure it can handle the weight of your entertainment system!
Find one in a wooden finish, to add warmth to your space.
June LCD Rack, P6,498, Homeplus
If you want to display décor pieces and photographs but you want to be able to create space for gatherings when needed, a nesting table is your best bet! You can move it easily, plus, you can use the tables in different areas of the home, too!
Caryn Nesting Table, P7,998, Homeplus
Do you keep losing remote controls all the time? Here’s a lifesaver — a sofa with built-in storage compartments where you can keep books, remote controls, magazines, and anything you need within reach. Just exercise the kind of restraint that prevents compartments into becoming a dumping ground for your clutter!
Bricko-L Sofa, P34,998, SB Furniture
Table for two? If you’re not too keen on hosting parties and you’d rather have everyone in the living area for quick meals, you don’t really need a huge dining table! Settle for a round table to save on space and pair it with matching chairs for a cohesive look. Pick one with white and wooden touches for an instant Scandinavian upgrade!
Round Dining Table, P4,900, Homeplus | Dining Chairs, price available upon request, Homeplus
These days, it’s okay if you don’t have a side table in the bedroom — as long as you have a bed frame with hidden drawers where you can keep your books and gadgets! A bonus? It will be extra convenient if you can charge your phone or tablet, too!
Spazz Queen Bedframe, SB Furniture, P32,998
Fond of displaying prints and framed photographs? Do it without sacrificing space, choose a slim display rack in a dark wooden color. This can fit perfectly in a corner of your living area or bedroom to avoid clutter.
Stella Display Rack, P4,998, Homeplus
Does your shoe collection approach Imelda’s? Keep your shoes organized while retaining space for sitting and lounging around, when you get a multipurpose furniture piece! This shoe cabinet also functions as a bench and can be placed near your home’s entrance so you can put on your shoes comfortably. It can fit inside your bedroom, too!
Nille Shoe Cabinet, P12,998, SB Furniture
Ready to style your starter home? Look into South Luzon house and lot options. Strategically located near business districts, schools, malls, and commercial establishments, residential developments in South Luzon are perfect for young starter families who want to live in a safe and secure suburban community.