Things to Know About Buying Furniture
Okay, we get that you, as guys, probably have other things that you want to do instead of shopping and spending your hard earned money on furniture. We totally get that! Right off the bat, to solve this for you, we would recommend that you find some rooms for each respective area of your house online that you like, then visit a second-hand furniture store to find them at the right price also. www.joysusedfurniture.com is a second-hand retailer with an expansive selection that will help you find something of high-quality also. We have collected the following 10 essential pieces of furniture that every guy must have at his bachelor pad.
1. A Sofa
You probably didn’t let this one slip past your radar. Sofas are versatile – they work for sitting, lounging, and even sleeping (though we recommend a real bed for sleeping!). Some will even pull out into a bed, for those who really want to cut costs. But no matter which one you choose, you will be best served to find a high quality piece. Even though it costs more upfront, it will last longer, be more comfortable, and you will enjoy it more than something that is low quality, but easy on the budget.
2. A Bed Frame
If you are an adult and choose to express it by living by yourself, then you must be an adult in both your public and private life. The mattress-on-the-floor thing doesn’t work well for very long into adulthood. It’s always best to elevate your bed for sanitation purposes as well as just keeping your home looking nice. It also makes it much easier to get out of in the morning.
3. A Desk
You may be out of college and have a desk at work, but we guarantee that there will be times when you will just want to do something at home like write in your journal or work on your computer on a surface other than your lap. Desks are a great way to accent your room also and there are so many options. You can buy some that are rustic, modern, or even glass. No matter what your room looks like, you will be able to find a desk that works.
4. A Comfortable Office Chair
With the increase in the amount of employers who are open to their employees working remotely, the desk may become more of a necessity than a cool piece to spice up your new place. If that is the case, then you will need a comfy chair since you will be spending a lot of time in it. Stools are fun for your hobbies, when you don’t have to stay seated for hours at a time, but if you are working from home, your posture will be less likely to conform into an unhealthy shape if you choose a quality, but comfortable chair to pair with your desk.
5. Coffee Table
There’s just something special about a coffee table. It is classic, casual, and a great place to talk with friends when you have them over to your new place. There are many great options for it. Though, this one is more for making your friends feel at home and looks, than it is for utility.
6. A Dining Room Table
You may not want a dining room table, but hear us out! Dining room tables are as much a part of the feast as the food you set upon it. There will be times when you want to seat more than you and a guest and this is a non-awkward solution. With that being said, your dining room table doesn’t need to be very large. It can be smaller, but it would have to comfortably seat at least 3 people.
7. A Bookshelf
We know what you’re thinking, “We’re in the 21st Century, nobody reads books.” Maybe so, but you don’t have to be one of them. They do something to the room and give it a quaint first-impression when someone walks into the room. Now, it helps if you prefer to read paper and hardback copies of literature, because this would be a far greater expenditure than it needs to be because you will have to populate it, but if you already like reading physical copies, then this is a must have for your new place.
8. Body Mirror
This is one that may be new to some. As an adult, you are likely beginning to care more about your appearance and the way in which you present yourself to the world before you even utter a word, if you aren’t already. The best way of doing so is through dress. It makes a statement. It’s one thing to find a model you like online, then match his outfit with what you own, it’s another when you actually put it on. Introducing, the body mirror. This will show you what your entire outfit looks like when it’s on you. Pro tip: If you don’t want to appear overly concerned with your appearance to your guests, put this item in your bedroom, preferably in a place out of view if your door is cracked open a bit.
9. Shoe Rack
This will keep your carpet from getting dirty and dingy after you wear your shoes outside then track God-knows-what through your carpeting. Think of it this way – nobody likes vacuuming and washing their floors. If you get a shoe rack, and just carry them to it, then you won’t have to do a deep clean as often. Plus, you can get some that fit under your bed and are out of sight and out of mind.
Finally, we recommend that you look into a nightstand to set next to your bed. Again, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but it should be there and at least be strong enough to support a lamp. If there is any extra space on it, you could put your every day carry (EDC) on it also to make it a breeze when you are leaving your house in a rush in the morning. You can put your car keys, house/apartment keys, phone, wallet, etc. in that section. It will be a safe and easy place to keep the essentials for the day ahead.
That’s it! Our top 10 must-haves at your bachelor pad. Be sure that you buy things that you like also, but you will likely want to have guests over, so ensure also that it matches. It is you who has to live with it after they leave, so keep comfort and quality at the top of your list. Both you and your friends and family will appreciate it!