Essential furniture pieces to have in every room

Maark Furniture: Essential furniture pieces to have in every room

Moving to a new home is one of the milestones every young adult wants to achieve. You’re finally occupying your own space and making changes here and there, allowing yourself to delight in the freedom you’ve always dreamed of.

However, the challenge to look for the perfect furniture essentials looms over your head like a dark cloud. Since you’re pretty new to independent living, you don’t know how to decorate your house in a way that you’d love. Besides, this is the time to impress your guests and match your surroundings with your lifestyle. But how are you going to pull this off if you have zero background in home decoration?

Here at Maark Furniture, we’ve got you covered! We know that furnishing your home can be a bit tricky, so let’s start with the basics. Here is a checklist of must-have furniture pieces you must include in your space:

Living room essentials checklist

Among the corners of your house, the living room is the place where you will spend most of your time. Whether you’re watching a TV show, drinking a cup of tea or inviting some friends over, this room needs to be at its best!

To help you add some decorative touches and personality to your living room, here are the best furniture pieces you need to buy:

Sofa

A living room will never be complete without a sofa. This is where you and your guests will sit, converse and relax, making it the most used furniture piece of the room. Think of it as the biggest investment that you have to carefully choose.

When considering your choices, make sure to consider your lifestyle and room space to determine the shape and style of the sofa. You also need to factor in your aesthetic and family situation so you can pick the right materials well-suited for your needs as a homeowner.

Moreover, make sure that it fits well into your space! The last thing you want is your sofa preventing you from moving freely, so measure the layout of the room before buying. 

Coffee table

Although a coffee table is not as important as a sofa, we still highly recommend that you buy one. This is where you will put your drinks, books and put your feet up when you’re feeling a bit relaxed. However, coffee tables can make or break your living room. If you pick a table with the wrong size or shape, it can ruin the rest of your space!

For starters, always consider the height. Remember that the surface must be one or two inches lower than your sofa. Standard tables also come at about 16 to 18 inches high, but if you entertain guests on most weekends, it’s better to pick something taller.

Lighting

When it comes to setting the right vibe in the living room, you need to pick the right lighting. You can opt for layered lighting where you include candles, sconces and table lamps to create a more inviting atmosphere. It will also depend on what you want to highlight in your living room.

For example, if you need to highlight an expensive piece of wall art, you can hang a sconce above it. Just make sure that the light fixtures are set up in a way that doesn’t cause awkward glare or shade. Your lighting should improve your living room setting, and not create an eyesore.

Bedroom essentials checklist

When designing your bedroom, you don’t have to stick to a certain rulebook or formula to achieve something that works best for you. However, since there are lots of bedroom furniture pieces to choose from, it can get overwhelming. 

Whatever your bedroom design preferences are, it should come down to your personal style. So, to help you get inspired, check out the best bedroom essentials you must have:

Bed

Your bed will serve as your safe space after a long day of work, so you need to make it count. For starters, opt for layered bedding. There’s nothing better than lying down on a thick, comfy mattress after facing the computer screen for more than eight hours. To splash more colour and charm, you can add more than two pillows with varying patterns. 

You also need a stylish bed frame for a complete package. Aside from adding style and polish to your bed, it’s great for your body posture. This is especially true if you’re a bookworm and you need something solid to support your back when you need to lean. 

Nightstand

A stylish nightstand is a must-have in your bedroom. It will serve as a surface to put your phone down when you’re getting ready for bed, or a glass of water in case you get thirsty in the middle of the night. You can also decorate your nightstand using an alarm clock, a lamp or a framed photo to add some personal touch.

However, make sure there is ample space on each side of your bed. You can also consider your aesthetic. Do you prefer to make your room a little vintage-looking, or do you want something contemporary? 

Comfy chairs

For most people, putting chairs inside a bedroom is completely unnecessary. It will just take up more space that could have been used for a large wardrobe. Although this is true in some cases, a comfy chair can allow you to get some work done.

This is important when you’re a work-at-home professional and you need a space to be productive. You can put a leather chair or a bean bag sofa where you can finish your day’s tasks while still relaxing. If it helps, you can turn it into a full-blown workstation by buying a sturdy desk.

Plants

Aside from adding some life and colour to your space, plants are proven to boost your mood, reduce stress and improve your creativity. You can go for low-maintenance plants, potted plants or a bouquet of freshly picked flowers!

Here are the best bedroom plants you need to consider:

Snake plant

Snake plant, also called Mother-In-Law’s tongue, is an air-purifying plant that is extremely low-maintenance. During the day and night, it can filter indoor air to keep your bedroom a breathable space. Moreover, you don’t need a green thumb to maintain it since you only have to water it occasionally.

Gardenia

Gardenia might demand a little attention and care from you, but the results will be worthwhile. If taken care of properly, this plant blooms scented flowers that can help you achieve better sleep at night. Just make sure you water it weekly!

English Ivy

English Ivy is one of the best plants that can absorb toxins in the air such as benzene and formaldehyde. Research has also shown that this plant can effectively improve allergy symptoms and clear the air of mould.

Peace Lily

Just like Gardenia, Peace Lily can bloom white flowers that match well with an indoor setting. To keep it alive, ensure that its soil is moist and it gets moderate to bright indirect light.

Also, this plant is poisonous! Make sure that you keep them in an area where your children and pets can’t easily access them.

Kitchen essentials checklist

Even if you’re not a big fan of decorating a house, having a proper and organized kitchen must be a priority. Think of your kitchen as a fundamental part of your life needed for survival. This is where you eat your food, cook your meals and catch up with your family over a roasted turkey. 

Check out the ideal furniture pieces that should be found in your kitchen:

Dining table

A dining table is not only used for eating, but it is also for reconnecting with old friends and family members. This is why you must choose the right one that can accommodate your guests while also fitting right into your space. 

Remember, the shape of your dining table is important. As a rule of thumb, choose a rectangular table if your kitchen space is big. However, if your kitchen is slightly cramped, you can opt for a circular shape for more intimate dining.

Dividers

When arranging your kitchen, install vertical dividers so you have a space to store your kitchen goods. To make it easier for you to access tools when cooking, you can also use these dividers to put trays, saucers and plates in one place. 

Spice cabinets

Buy a pull-out cabinet where you can store and easily access your spices. This works best for kitchen spaces with a contemporary or modern design since they can add sophistication to the room. Moreover, the items stored inside won’t be visible to anyone!

Whatever your furniture needs are, you can never go wrong with Maark Furniture. From reclining chairs to study tables to king-sized beds, we have everything you need! Once you send us a message, our welcoming staff will be at your service.