Five Furniture Pieces to Last you a Lifetime
by Marion Nowak
If you are going to invest in furniture, it is probably a good idea to think about it carefully. There are a few items that you will purchase in your life that will last you many, many years. We look at a few signature furniture pieces that if taken care of, could last you an entire lifetime.
The great thing about these classic pieces is that they will usually fit with every revamp your home goes through. These pieces of furniture are timeless and putting some dough down for them is probably a good idea.
The Compact Leather Couch
A sturdy and comfortable leather couch is always a good investment. A couch is an important part of your home and a place where you spend a lot of time. Choose a well-crafted couch that will age well with your home. Your couch will move from place to place in your home and will be loved by many over the years. You can expect a good leather couch to last between 15 and 20 years.
Well-Built Dining Table
Your dining table will be so much more than a place to eat. It will become a place where you read your morning news and enjoy your first cuppa. Your kids will do their homework on it eventually and occasionally you will host dinner parties on it too. The great thing is that when you upgrade to a bigger table or dining room set, your old table will easily become a study or work table. Make sure the table you choose is well made and sturdy. A good table can easily last you 25 years.
A Headboard for Life
A headboard is another piece of furniture that is made to last a very long time. We love extended headboards, as they can pull any room together. You can also have it reupholstered at some stage and keep its original shape for a quick revamp. Padded headboards are the best choice, especially if you love spending time in bed reading and working. Choose a headboard that is one or two sizes bigger than your bed so that you give it space to grow with your larger beds in the future. The extended look is also stylish and gives your room a real hotel suite finish.
A great set of chairs is a quirky addition to your home that will add your special aesthetic throughout it. Go for a set of chairs that speak to who you are. They may be loud and textured or slick and contemporary – whichever you choose, make sure they are a statement piece that will go along with you for many years.
A Persian Carpet
These beauts are one-of-kind and always a good investment. What may sit under your dining room table today, may be in your bedroom in five years or in your kitchen in 15 years. They are versatile and have the ability to flow with any redecorating projects you may have over the years.
Choose your furniture wisely and they will last you a lifetime.