If you’re spending most of your time at home these past few months (and probably for many more months to come), perhaps it’s time to rethink the furniture you have at home. This place has become more than just a living space. If you work from home, then your house is now also your office. If you take classes, then your house is your new classroom. Your house may also be your gym if you prefer working out at home instead of going to the gym for safety reasons.
Having the right pieces of furniture is important so that you can enjoy your time at home and be as comfortable as you can be. That said, here are some pieces of furniture worth investing in during this time of sheltering in place:
If you’ve seen the film Just Like Heaven, you may remember the male lead apartment-hunting. And in each apartment he inspects, he always tries out the couch first. If he doesn’t like the couch, he rejects the apartment, no matter how beautiful it is.
And that’s because the couch is one of the most important items in a home. It’s also probably the one that you will use the most: while watching TV, while snacking, or even while working. Thus, a couch is something worth investing in. When you purchase a sofa, you will need to consider its physical dimensions, the upholstery, and the frame. No matter the budget, you need to make sure that the one you get is durable and will last a long time.
After the living room, the bedroom is another place in your house that you spend the most time in. The pieces of bedroom furniture you need to invest in a bed set, which includes a bed frame and a mattress.
A person will spend one-third of their lifetime sleeping. So it’s only right that you buy the right bed frame and mattress to make that time of your life worthwhile. A good quality mattress can help you avoid back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Meanwhile, a good bed frame will provide more support to improve your sleep.
Back pain is a common enemy of anyone who spends a lot of time sitting. It may be caused by bad posture when sitting down, such as slouching. Lower and upper back pain can develop into something more serious, so it’s best to do what you can to prevent that.
An ergonomic chair is an important investment if you spend most of your day sitting, whether in front of a computer to work or take classes. When you buy an ergonomic chair, you need to get one with adjustable lumbar support. This will help you improve your posture and therefore avoid back pain.
Storage and Organizers
If you have a lot of things at home, you’ll need to invest in storage units. If your living space is cluttered, you are less likely to be productive because of the distractions around you. You might also get more stressed because of the mess, not just because it doesn’t let you focus but also because your things will be difficult to find.
Thus, getting enough storage units for your home is a must. Some units you might consider buying are cabinets and drawers for different parts of your house. You can also buy a bookshelf for your living room where you can store not just your books but also some statement pieces as decor, which can breathe some life into your home.
A good dining table is also a must in a good home. If you have a sturdy dining table, you will be much more inclined to actually eat in your dining room instead of working through lunch. That will also help with your well-being as you’ll have adequate time to relax in the middle of tasks.
When you choose a table, it’s best to go for something made of sturdy wood, such as mahogany, walnut, or maple. While tables made of these materials tend to be expensive, they’re worth the price based on how long they can last.
Buying furniture amid the pandemic may sound crazy. After all, with the economic concerns that the pandemic has brought, most people would choose not to buy anything at all to save money. But if you have extra to spare and need to replace your old furniture, buying good quality pieces will serve as an investment and will make your life at home much better.