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There are definitely a few pieces of furniture that you can invest in and be sure will last a lifetime.
A comfortable sofa
The sofa is a large part of your home. It often defines the style and tone of your entire living space. This is why it is important to find a piece that fits your personal style. Investing in a traditional and well-built piece can save you money in the long-run. Recovering the upholstery is always cheaper than replacing the piece in toto.
A great art collection can do a lot for any space. Not only will the rights pieces of art reflect your style and personality, but they will also make your space much more aesthetically pleasing.
A classic dining table
Family discussions and memories take place at and centre on the dinner table. It’s also an important piece for people who enjoy hosting parties and friendly get-togethers. Invest in a well-made wood piece that can last for years.
A versatile bench or ottoman
A versatile piece like this one is ideal to function as backup seating for guests, or it could be the spot people use to comfortably remove their boots by the front door.
Lighting is what creates the atmosphere in your living space. Workspaces require brighter lighting, while your living room may require a dimmer light for relaxation. Light fixtures and lamps can also act as pieces of art in their own right, it’s important to pick out ones that reflect your personal style.
Now that you know what pieces to invest your money in, here are a few helpful tips to make choosing the perfect pieces a breeze.
The frame of a good piece should be made of quality material like solid wood, or strong metal. This will ensure that your piece will last for many years to come.
Picking a reputable manufacturer
Usually, pieces made in North America or Europe are of much better quality than pieces made in other places. Sometimes it’s worth dishing out the extra cash to ensure quality.
Picking up an antique piece could also be a good idea. Brands like Shaker, Beidermier or Tiffany & Co. are known for their quality and exquisite style and are excellent choices for antique investments.
Working with other pieces you own
It’s also important to make sure the piece you choose fits nicely with other pieces in your possession.
Do your research
Look up prices and brands before walking into a store. Although it’s a good idea to spend a little extra on a good quality piece, you don’t want to break the bank either. A good piece doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.