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11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

May 23, 2017
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You've just gotten your new house and it’s empty – an overwhelming emptiness you absolutely can’t wait to fill up to transform it into a place you can truly call home. Here’re a few must-haves that every new homeowner should keep in mind on their shopping checklist.


1. Sofa

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: The Local INN.terior

Arguably the most important piece in any house, sofas are one of the most used furniture in the living room. With the ability to make or break your home’s interior look, it makes sense to keep your couch looking its best.


2. Coffee Table

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: Third Avenue Studio

The coffee table is a really undervalued piece in the living room. Just think about the myriad of uses it has. Who says functionality doesn’t come with style? Pair it with your sofa for a complete look.


3. Curtains

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: DISTINCTidENTITY

While not the most exciting item to get, curtains should definitely be among the top on your list. These window treatments not only provide privacy, but you’ll be spared from being rudely awakened by the morning sun, especially during the weekends when you just want to sleep in.


4. Dining Set

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: Fuse Concept

Not only used for meals, chances are your family and friends will sit there to chat and chill. We’ve all done work at the dining table too – and pondered some major life decisions there.

Choosing the right furniture could really set the mood of your dining area. Start with the dining table. With no one-size-fits-all, pick the most appropriate one for yourself – 4-seater, 6-seater, or 8-seater, round or extendable? And for a less conventional, quirky look, try mixing and matching the chairs.


5. Bed

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: Poetus

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping so we’re sure you don’t want to haphazardly pick just any bed. After shopping all the big items, budget may be tight, so consider some affordable bed options which don't compromise on both style and comfort.


6. Lightings

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners


Interior Designer: Free Space Intent

Different lightings can be used to create different moods - from pendant lights to table lamps to wall lights, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll be surprised how exciting shopping or lights is, and how drastic a difference they make!


7. Cushions and Throws

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: Uno Interior

Just like icing on cake, cushions and throws casually left lying on the sofa or armchair can vibe up an otherwise dull space. Add in some texture for visual interest, and create a cosy atmosphere to snuggle in to.


8. Rugs and Mats

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: First Dot Design

Wait, don’t forget to dress your floor! Reward your tired feet with lush and soft material underfoot, not to mention that it also adds a hint of elegance and creates a more inviting space.


9. Basic Essentials – Bathroom

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: Mr Shopper Studio

Congratulations you’re almost done. But don’t forget to add in your daily basic essentials such as towels and more in the bathroom – we all love a well-stocked bathroom!


10. Basic Essentials – Kitchen

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: ELPIS

Even if you don’t cook often, kitchen ware such as kitchen appliances, tableware, drinkware and the like should never be left out!


11. Plants

11 Must-Have Items For New Homeowners

Interior Designer: Team Interior Design

Last but not least, add a tinge of green into your house to reinvigorate your space. You’ll be amazed at how such seemingly small addition could freshen up the whole atmosphere. Plus, they’re great natural air purifiers, perfect for city-dwelling.

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