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Spring Decor Trends For 2016

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While spring may feel like a lifetime away, the truth is that it’s not as far off as it feels. Spring will be here sooner than we think, and as such it will be time to decorate your home with the most popular spring trends of 2016. What trends should you keep your eyes on this year? Take a look below.

Utilizing blue and white

Blue and white are already becoming very popular décor trends for 2016.

Blue and white are already becoming very popular décor trends for 2016.

The colours we use in spring become popular colours to use during the bleak-and-dreary seasons (we’re looking at you, winter). As such, blue and white are already becoming very popular décor trends for 2016 – and their popularity is only going to increase this spring. There is nothing more comforting than feeling like you are relaxing on the beach, and incorporating blue and white will make you feel like you are sitting on the beach, enjoying the warm sun, and watching the waves crash down as you forget about the stresses of life.

Perfect for decorating in a bedroom setting, simply decorating with bold blue colours on a white sheet set will suffice. And, because all-white furniture is becoming popular in 2016, simply layering furniture with bold blue colours is all it takes to incorporate this exciting trend.

Colours of nature

Calming colours are the big trend of 2016, and nature colours are leading the pack.

Calming colours are the big trend of 2016, and nature colours are leading the pack.

There is a naturalism and minimalism trend taking place as we speak, and it’s the reason why utilizing the natural colours one would find in nature is becoming so popular. There is something calming about incorporating real-world colours into one’s home, as it makes spaces feel ‘real’ and not synthetic. Consider incorporating nature-inspired colours such as forest greens, bold reds that give the feeling of sunshine hitting the wall, and again, bold blues that encompass the natural beauty of clean, clear water from a stream in the wild. Calming colours are the big trend of 2016, and nature colours are leading the pack.

Incorporating suede

Suede is back in style.

Suede is back in style.

There is a late 70s/early 80s vibe that is returning to the fashion world – meaning that suede is back in style. A cool spin on one of the colours that dominated the 1970s, this unique colour is one of the best ways to add a little warmth to a dull, white room. If you are in the market for new furniture, you should especially consider suede furniture to decorate your spaces, as it will certainly liven up your room and make it exciting once again.

For help with your home décor needs, stop by our showroom and let us assist you any way we can!

Warm Toned Metals Are Now In-Season For 2016

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We are well into the winter season, and as such you have probably found that your home feels a bit cold. We’re not talking in the literal sense (though it has most likely been chillier in your home than it has been in months), but rather the overall tone of your home. You see, the winter season can make your home feel dreary and chilled – a combination that doesn’t exactly create a stellar mood. To improve the feel and mood of your home, you need to consider decorating with warm, toned metals – and luckily, they are in-season for 2016. Below are a few of the many ways you can implement warm, toned metals into your home’s décor. If you have any questions about getting the most of your home’s décor with warm, toned metals, stop by our showroom so we can help!

Perfect for neutral rooms

Warm metals are neutral by design, meaning you can mix-and-match most warm metals

Warm metals are neutral by design, meaning you can mix-and-match most warm metals.

If your home has a few rooms that are neutral in colour, this is great news. Warm metals are neutral by design, meaning you can mix-and-match most warm metals to create a stellar look and feel to your home’s spaces. Especially if your spaces are utilizing 2016’s top neutral colour, grey, then consider decorating with sporadic gold and/or brass around your space. For example, if your kitchen is grey, decorating it with brass teapots or golden silverware sets would create a great look for the room.

Mix-and-match metals

The beauty of warm metals is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild

The beauty of warm metals is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild.

Gold, copper, brass – it’s all fair game. The beauty of warm metals is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild and experiment with what works and what doesn’t look as fabulous as it should. When it comes to decorating with warm metals, you shouldn’t stick to one, dominant metal anyway. Too much of one metal is going to make the metal the focal point of the room. Metals are supposed to exemplify a room rather than taking away from it, so use a variety of metals strategically. For example, if you have brass décor hanging on the walls of your family room, consider placing a gold desk lamp on an end table to mix things up a bit.

Layer your lighting with gold

When decorating with lighting, always opt to use gold when possible.

When decorating with lighting, always opt to use gold when possible.

Speaking with gold, when decorating with lighting, always opt to use gold when possible. For example, if you want to add a unique look to your bedroom, consider implementing a mirror with gold trim into the room. This will create a unique hue effect when the lighting hits the mirror, giving the space a sense of glamor.

This is also perfect for a dining room. If your room has a chandelier above the dining room table, consider decorating the table and chairs with golden décor, such as golden silverware, napkins, and candlestick holder. Decorating your walls with gold wallpaper in spaces where there is plenty of lighting is also fair game.

Have a fireplace? Decorate around it with copper

Nothing brings out the beauty of a fireplace quite like copper.

Nothing brings out the beauty of a fireplace quite like copper.

Nothing brings out the beauty of a fireplace quite like copper. With copper decorated around a fireplace, you can almost hear the crackle of the wood burning even when the fireplace isn’t lit. From implementing copper-based decorative pieces above the mantle to placing bold, copper fire stick holders next to the fireplace and beyond, copper belongs next to the fireplace of your home. Decorate with copper the next chance you get, and make your fireplace even more elegant!

Neutrals Are Still In Style – Especially Greys

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Grey is the forerunner when it comes to utilizing neutral colours into your home this year. Bold, flexible, and compelling, grey is a colour that goes with nearly any décor theme in your home. Even so, it isn’t the only neutral colour worth implementing. Below are a few of the best neutral colours you can implement into your home’s décor in 2016.

But first:

Implementing greys into your décor

What’s some of the best ways you can implement 2016’s most popular neutral colour into your home? There are many ways – and that’s truly the beauty of grey, as this neutral tone is heightened by implementing bright, exciting colours such as gold, sapphire, and even coral. It’s a bit of a ‘ying and yang’ approach to decorating your home, yet it will create one of the most compelling looks for your home. Consider repainting your walls with a grey, neutral tone and decorating them with rustic, golden metallic art or strategically placing coral vases around your spaces.

Navy

The beauty of navy is that it’s a colour that can be paired with anything and is always timeless.

The beauty of navy is that it’s a colour that can be paired with anything and is always timeless.

The beauty of navy is that it’s a colour that can be paired with anything and is always timeless. Thus, this makes navy one of the best neutrals you can implement into any space of your home. Perfect for pairing with the white trim of your home (most homes have this layout, so navy is always a great option) and especially the white furniture of your home, navy can be paired with soft and bold colours alike. It also works well when reversed. For example, if your walls are a shade of white, this would make navy-coloured furniture stand out even more.

Tried-and-true brown

If you want to implement neutral, brown colours into your spaces, know that there is a repertoire of leather furniture styles that will provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

If you want to implement neutral, brown colours into your spaces, know that there is a repertoire of leather furniture styles that will provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

It used to be that chocolate brown was the go-to neutral for most homes. That trend is changing (as we’ve stated, the 2016 go-to neutral tone is grey) – even among brown neutrals. Lighter brown, neutral colours are now in, such as mocha. If you want to implement neutral, brown colours into your spaces, know that there is a repertoire of leather furniture styles that will provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

Beige

Beige is the perfect neutral for giving your home’s spaces that bold, warmer look that is sure to impress.

Beige is the perfect neutral for giving your home’s spaces that bold, warmer look that is sure to impress.

Prefer warmer colours? Decorating with beige may just be what you are looking for. Utilizing warm copper and bronze colours (i.e. metallic tones), beige is the perfect neutral for giving your home’s spaces that bold, warmer look that is sure to impress. If you want the complete opposite of a navy neutral, go with beige.

Whichever neutral tone you decide to use, these tones are flexible enough that the right one can exceed any design needs you may have. If you want to be trendy though, you would be amiss to not consider neutral greys. Just as flexible as any neutral colour on this list (some would argue even moreso), it truly is the neutral of 2016. Consider implementing it into your repertoire of favourite decorating colours, and realize the benefits of this trending neutral!

Could The Pantone Colour Of The Year Be Deep Peacock?

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When it comes to predicting trendy colour trends for the next year, there is no better authority than Pantone. Each year, Pantone chooses a colour that will be the it colour of the new year – essentially, offering an inside look at what is to come in terms of style in the coming year. Thus, there is always a lot of speculation this time of year regarding which colour Pantone is going to choose, and this year is no exception. Last year, the Pantone Colour of the Year was marsala (think the colour of red wine), so what will this year’s colour be? We have an idea.

Deep Peacock

Deep Peacock is said to be the colour of 2016.

Deep Peacock is said to be the colour of 2016.

What’s our reasoning? It’s pretty simple: deep peacock pairs extremely well with marsala. In other words, this colour choice means there is no need to trade in marsala-coloured décor just yet. Whether you purchased a new set of marsala-coloured dishes or decorated entire rooms inspired by this beautiful colour, with deep peacock being the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2016, it’s going to be simple to implement this colour into your current décor.

Easy to implement into other décor

Because deep peacock is so flexible, it can complement nearly any shade in your home.

Because deep peacock is so flexible, it can complement nearly any shade in your home.

Even if you missed out on decorating your home with Pantone’s Colour of the Year last year (or for the last few years for that matter), if deep peacock is Pantone’s colour of choice, that doesn’t matter. Because deep peacock is so flexible, it can complement nearly any shade in your home. Because so many families are going to be price-conscious in 2016, deep peacock would be the colour that ‘every home can enjoy.’

It’s fun

Literally anyone can decorate accordingly to this year’s colour of choice.

Literally anyone can decorate accordingly to this year’s colour of choice.

We’ve seen a transformation of styles over the last few decades. As millennials become major players in terms of consumerism, designers have been forced to adjust their styles accordingly. Because millennials typically prefer fun, vibrant colours as opposed to the typical darker, bold shades that have been traditionally been the norm, we’re seeing a transformation in terms of mainstream styles across the board. From furniture upholstery to the renaissance of wallpaper and beyond, fun is in.

Deep peacock represents this trend perfectly – meaning it makes sense for it to be chosen as Pantone’s Colour of the Year. Add to the fact that it meshes well with marsala and other types of décor, this means this colour also has a wide reach as well. From the wealthy homeowner that decorates his/her home every year according to Pantone to the price-conscious family that wants to keep their home trendy, literally anyone can decorate accordingly to this year’s colour of choice.

What do you think? Do you have an idea as to what Pantone’s Colour of the Year will be? Drop by our showroom to let us know- and start decorating early!

The Latest Television Console Trends

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It’s no secret that the television as we know it is changing. Gone are the days of the bulky television with a small screen; today, the average television is thin with a big screen and less expensive than ever. That isn’t the only breakthrough, though. On the contrary: today’s TVs are starting to curve!

Thanks to the amazing advancements in technology, screens are now flexible. Manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, etc. have new televisions that allow users to ‘flex’ their television from flat (i.e. the way your standard LCD flat panel television looks) to curved with one touch of a button. Supposedly, this creates a more immersive experience for viewers (though the jury is still out at the moment). What the jury is not out on is this: curved televisions are the next big trend in television technology – and it’s creating new, television console trends in the process.

Thinking about purchasing a curved television (or a typical, flat TV), but need to update your television console? Below are a few of the latest TV console trends you need to keep an eye out for. After all, if you are going to purchase a new, trendy television, it’s essential to compliment it with a trendy television console as well!

Wall mounts/TV racks

There are beautiful television consoles that feature a television rack raised slightly above the shelves of the console.

There are beautiful television consoles that feature a television rack raised slightly above the shelves of the console.

One of the biggest trends in television consoles happens to be the absence of a console altogether! Especially when it comes to curved television early adopters, many are proclaiming that the best way to display your television is by mounting it to the wall by wall of a full-motion mount. This allows you to swivel the television left to right and at different angles.

For those that need to have storage space for their television accessories (e.g. Blu-ray player, game consoles, etc.), merely mounting that new television to the wall simply isn’t an option. Luckily, there are beautiful television consoles that feature a television rack raised slightly above the shelves of the console. Thus, this allows users to mount their television almost identically in the same way one could mount a television to the wall, yet provides the user with the benefits of a television console. It’s truly the best of both worlds for those that prefer their television to be mounted rather than standing.

Curved television stand

Complete with curved layers of glass, these stands allow the television and console to feel like one.

Complete with curved layers of glass, these stands allow the television and console to feel like one.

On the other hand, those that prefer to leave their television standing instead of mounting it are also in luck – and just like the latest televisions, these stands are also curved. Television console trends have always reflected the latest trends in television technology – and this latest trend further proves the point. Just like curved televisions can curve inward at the touch of a button, so too do the latest television stands. Complete with curved layers of glass, these stands allow the television and console to feel like one, complete unit. It’ll look amazing in your home, so if you’re a ‘stander,’ that needs to have a curved television in your life, this is one television console you have to have!

Less wood, more glass, all curved

Another trend among curved television consoles features consoles that are made primarily of glass .

Another trend among curved television consoles features consoles that are made primarily of glass .

Like the thought of a curving television console, yet you would prefer glass? No problem! Another trend among curved television consoles features consoles that are made primarily of glass and only a small amount of wood (usually sitting atop the console where the television stands). Elegant and beautiful, the curved glass of this console looks stunning – and is a perfect choice when choosing a new, trendy television stand!

Decorating With Walnut Furniture

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Walnut furniture is all the rage right now – and for good reason. Walnut furniture is both strong and durable, yet it has a flexible nature to it. Able to be carved in roughly any shape (with the ability to hold its shape well), it’s no wonder so many people are head over heels for walnut furniture right now. Yet, how can you decorate with it and use it to bring out the best in your spaces? We’re glad you asked. Below is everything you need to know when it comes to implementing walnut into your spaces.

The bedroom

One of the spaces where walnut furniture truly shines is the bedroom.

One of the spaces where walnut furniture truly shines is the bedroom.

One of the spaces where walnut furniture truly shines is the bedroom. There’s something very classy about walking into a bedroom that encompasses the utter beauty of walnut furniture. Whether you want a headboard that encompasses a dark, walnut finish or a dresser that has a lighter appearance, there’s something timeless about the look of walnut furniture. Plus, it’s one of the most durable woods you can buy. Want your furniture to last for years to come? Then consider purchasing furniture made with walnut veneer!

Walnut veneer

One of the most cost-effective methods to building walnut furniture is to cover it with a walnut veneer to give the impression that the furniture is indeed built from walnut.

One of the most cost-effective methods to building walnut furniture is to cover it with a walnut veneer to give the impression that the furniture is indeed built from walnut.

What do we mean when we talk about furniture that is made with walnut veneer? Simply put, walnut furniture is almost never true, solid walnut – meaning that the furniture usually utilizes walnut veneer to some extent. Walnut furniture that contains 100% walnut material is simply too expensive to build.

Thus, one of the most cost-effective methods to building walnut furniture is to cover it with a walnut veneer to give the impression that the furniture is indeed built from walnut. However, the best type of furniture crafted using walnut veneer will still be built using high-quality wood – complete with veneer that will not buckle or separate from the rest of the furniture. Because our walnut furniture is built from only the sturdiest types of wood, we urge you to visit our showroom so we can show you how amazing furniture built with a walnut veneer can look in your home!

 

Walnut –a great way to spruce up your living room

There is arguably no other type of wood that is as flexible to decorate your living room spaces as walnut.

There is arguably no other type of wood that is as flexible to decorate your living room spaces as walnut.

There is arguably no other type of wood that is as flexible to decorate your living room spaces as walnut. Whether you want a light end table for a corner of your living room or you want to implement a coffee table with a more reddish, brown tone into the room, it does not matter: your living room is going to look amazing when it’s decorated with walnut furniture.

Perfect for bookshelves, entertainment centers, china cabinets, and even picture frames, decorating your living room (and any room in your home for that matter) with furniture and accessories with a walnut finish is a great way to give your spaces a new look!

Decorating With Walnut Furniture

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Walnut furniture is all the rage right now – and for good reason. Walnut furniture is both strong and durable, yet it has a flexible nature to it. Able to be carved in roughly any shape (with the ability to hold its shape well), it’s no wonder so many people are head over heels for walnut furniture right now. Yet, how can you decorate with it and use it to bring out the best in your spaces? We’re glad you asked. Below is everything you need to know when it comes to implementing walnut into your spaces.

The bedroom

One of the spaces where walnut furniture truly shines is the bedroom.

One of the spaces where walnut furniture truly shines is the bedroom.

One of the spaces where walnut furniture truly shines is the bedroom. There’s something very classy about walking into a bedroom that encompasses the utter beauty of walnut furniture. Whether you want a headboard that encompasses a dark, walnut finish or a dresser that has a lighter appearance, there’s something timeless about the look of walnut furniture. Plus, it’s one of the most durable woods you can buy. Want your furniture to last for years to come? Then consider purchasing furniture made with walnut veneer!

Walnut veneer

Because our walnut furniture is built from only the sturdiest types of wood, we urge you to visit our showroom so we can show you how amazing furniture built with a walnut veneer can look in your home!

Because our walnut furniture is built from only the sturdiest types of wood, we urge you to visit our showroom so we can show you how amazing furniture built with a walnut veneer can look in your home!

What do we mean when we talk about furniture that is made with walnut veneer? Simply put, walnut furniture is almost never true, solid walnut – meaning that the furniture usually utilizes walnut veneer to some extent. Walnut furniture that contains 100% walnut material is simply too expensive to build.

Thus, one of the most cost-effective methods to building walnut furniture is to cover it with a walnut veneer to give the impression that the furniture is indeed built from walnut. However, the best type of furniture crafted using walnut veneer will still be built using high-quality wood – complete with veneer that will not buckle or separate from the rest of the furniture. Because our walnut furniture is built from only the sturdiest types of wood, we urge you to visit our showroom so we can show you how amazing furniture built with a walnut veneer can look in your home!

Walnut –a great way to spruce up your living room

Whether you want a light end table for a corner of your living room or you want to implement a coffee table with a more reddish, brown tone into the room, it does not matter: your living room is going to look amazing when it’s decorated with walnut furniture.

Whether you want a light end table for a corner of your living room or you want to implement a coffee table with a more reddish, brown tone into the room, it does not matter: your living room is going to look amazing when it’s decorated with walnut furniture.

There is arguably no other type of wood that is as flexible to decorate your living room spaces as walnut. Whether you want a light end table for a corner of your living room or you want to implement a coffee table with a more reddish, brown tone into the room, it does not matter: your living room is going to look amazing when it’s decorated with walnut furniture.

Perfect for bookshelves, entertainment centers, china cabinets, and even picture frames, decorating your living room (and any room in your home for that matter) with furniture and accessories with a walnut finish is a great way to give your spaces a new look!

Goodbye Espresso, Hello Sophisticated Rustics

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You had a great run, espresso – now it’s time to take a step back. It seems as if the espresso colour has forever been a cornerstone of almost every type of wood furniture, yet there is a sea change going on. One of the most interesting trends involves decorating with sophisticated rustics, making the old phrase, “what’s old is new again,” more relevant than ever. Below are a few ways that you too can decorate your home with beautiful, sophisticated rustics that are sure to make your spaces feel as if they’ve taken a step back in time.

Decorating with metal

To give your spaces that rustic, sophisticated look, consider decorating your home with metal art.

To give your spaces that rustic, sophisticated look, consider decorating your home with metal art.

It’s hard to be more rustic than metal – and luckily for you, decorating with metal décor is all the rage right now. To give your spaces that rustic, sophisticated look, consider decorating your home with metal art that hangs proudly on your walls or consider creating your own designs. One of the best ways to accomplish this feat is by layering metal décor behind furniture to create a unique look that is sure to impress. For example, large, black, metal artwork would look absolutely stunning behind a bold, brown leather sofa or even above an ordinary desk.

Antique ‘gold’

One of the best items primed for layering is décor with that antique, gold look.

One of the best items primed for layering is décor with that antique, gold look.

Speaking of layering with metal, one of the best items primed for layering is décor with that antique, gold look. If you’ve ever visited a junk store or antique shop, you know the look. Luckily, the golden antique look is also in fashion – and the good news is it’s a very flexible, rustic look that you can decorate with. For example, if you have a bedroom dresser that seems bland and too out-in-the-open, consider hanging a mirror that encompasses that antique gold look to bring out the best in it. Implementing this look in the living room couldn’t be easier either, as it’s as simple as replacing a few lamps with those that have an old world, gold look to it.

Neutral brown

Whether you want to give your space a western look or you want it to feel like an old cabin the woods, anything neutral brown will give you this desired look.

Whether you want to give your space a western look or you want it to feel like an old cabin the woods, anything neutral brown will give you this desired look.

Since wallpaper is now trendy, there’s never been a better or easier way to give your spaces a rustic look; we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – there’s arguably nothing more rustic than leather. Whether you want to give your space a western look or you want it to feel like an old cabin the woods, there is wallpaper out there that can give you this exact look.

Rustic is new once again – and thanks to current trends, achieving this look has never been easier. If you have any questions about decorating your home into a rustic masterpiece, visit our showroom to learn more about how we can help!

Hot Furniture Trends For Fall 2015

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It’s that time of year again: when the colours of nature transition into the fall season, the weather becomes crisper, and the newest furniture trends come into play. Fall 2015 is no different, and we have for you all this week the hottest furniture trends you can expect as we transition out of summer and into the fall season. It’s time to start decorating early, so without further ado, here are the hottest furniture trends you can expect this fall.

Accessorize your furniture with rustic metallic

Rustic furniture is most certainly ‘in’ in 2015.

Rustic furniture is most certainly ‘in’ in 2015.

Much of 2015 has been dominated with the ‘rustic chic’ look: in other words, decorating a home’s spaces with metallic objects that appear weathered. This fall is no different, and if you have been on the fence about decorating your home with a golden, weathered mirror that looks like it belongs in a home over a hundred years ago or a rustic side table that looks like it belongs in a farm house, stop worrying! Rustic furniture is most certainly ‘in’ in 2015, so utilize it into your decorative game plan to your heart’s content!

Hide covered chairs

Hide/patterned chairs will give your home a different type of personality.

Hide/patterned chairs will give your home a different type of personality.

Speaking of furniture that looks right at home in a farm house, chairs that have a hide (faux or real) or patterned upholstery are all fair game as well. An extension to the rustic chic look that has been dominating indoor décor in 2015, hide/patterned chairs will give your home a different type of personality that normal upholstery simply cannot achieve.

Want to go above and beyond the call of duty? Grace your spaces with a new, patterned rug to bring out the best in your new furniture’s upholstery!

Touch me textures

Any texture that appears so unique and eye-popping that you cannot help but touch it.

Any texture that appears so unique and eye-popping that you cannot help but touch it.

What do we mean by ‘touch me’ textures? It’s simple: any texture that appears so unique and eye-popping that you cannot help but touch it! ‘Touch me’ textures work best on sofa pillows that covered with a decorative, shiny texture that resembles beads, and even sofa pillows that look like they’ve been hand-woven from scratch.

Lamps with a unique base (again, a base that looks so unique you have to reach out and touch it) are also fair game too. In short, if a piece of furniture looks and feels so unique that you can’t help but slide your fingers across the surface or grasp it, it’s perfect for adding to your home’s décor this fall season.

White is in

There’s still room for white to make a comeback.

There’s still room for white to make a comeback.

Although 2015 has been dominated by colours ripped straight from nature, there’s still room for white to make a comeback. Yes, the old standby for furniture colour is back and better than ever – and best of all? Literally any piece of furniture is fair game. Whether you want to redecorate your home with a new dresser, sofa, end table, etc., feel free to purchase white furniture to bring out the best in your home. Layering is fair game as well, and no matter if you want to decorate your home with furniture that utilizes metallic white colours or simply a generic, white tone, you can’t go wrong this fall season with white!

Mandatory Newlywed Furniture (That Will Grow With You)

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Marriage is certainly a big step: after all, you and your spouse are dedicating your lives to one another. Yet, there’s another big step most people fail to talk about: buying your first pieces of furniture as newlyweds. While it can be a stressful endeavour, it doesn’t have to be – especially if you choose to invest in your new furniture from the start.

By purchasing quality furniture pieces that have room to grow with your family (even as your family continues to grow over the years), you are going to save yourselves a substantial amount of money over time. Below are the ‘built to last’ items you should consider purchasing right away. 

Hardwood dresser

Hardwood dressers will last your entire marriage.

Hardwood dressers will last your entire marriage. 

Think back to the furniture you remember growing up around as a child. You probably have a few images floating in your mind – and it’s a near-guarantee that one of them is a dresser. Solidly-built dressers can last your family decades – especially if the dresser is built out of hardwood materials. Well-built dressers can survive multiple moves and can also be implemented into nearly any bedroom. Buy a dresser built to stand the test of time, and you will save a substantial amount of money in the long run. 

Solid end tables

You can implement end tables into nearly any living space.

You can implement end tables into nearly any living space. 

Another piece of furniture that can withstand the test of time, well-built end tables are also fair game. The great thing about end tables is the same thing that’s great about dressers: you can implement them into nearly any living space. Whether you want your end table to sit at the end of your sofa for decades or you decide to create a decorative table in the entryway of your home, one thing is apparent: end tables are flexible (after all, you can use them for placing decorations, storing magazines, etc.) and if well-built, long-lasting. 

Hardwood bookshelf

A bookshelf is a necessity when you are first living together.

A bookshelf is a necessity when you are first living together. 

If you love to read, a bookshelf is a necessity when you are first living together. Although you may be tempted to simply purchase a cheap bookshelf made out of plywood, don’t skimp. Rather, purchase a hardwood bookshelf that looks and feels extremely sturdy. While you will have to pay more for the bookshelf than you would at your typical big box store, the bookshelf will last for decades (not to mention it will look much more attractive than typical cheaply-made bookshelves). 

Attractive mirrors 

You need to purchase a mirror that not only looks beautiful, but is sturdy and well-crafted.

You need to purchase a mirror that not only looks beautiful, but is sturdy and well-crafted.

Every home needs a mirror: it’s just a fact of life. Whether you need a mirror for the bedroom or you want to place a decorating mirror in your family room and/or living room, you need to purchase a mirror that not only looks beautiful, but is sturdy and well-crafted. For example, instead of purchasing a bedroom mirror with a plywood stand, ensure the stand is made out of something sturdier such as oak or even metal.

While the mirror will be more expensive, the great thing about these types of mirrors is that they also look much more beautiful than their inexpensive counterparts (not to mention they will last much longer). Pay more and buy it for life – you won’t regret your purchase!