Do you remember the day you left home and finally became independent? Getting a new place is always really exciting - especially when you get to choose how it looks. When you venture out on your own for the first time it’s all about experimenting. We’ve all bought cheaper furnishings and attempted a few disastrous DIY projects. Sometimes we have to learn from our mistakes.
Once you’ve moved a few times though and settled into your own personal style it means you’re more likely to have a clearer idea of what you really want when it comes to giving your house some love.
Regardless of your taste, there are some basic elements that never change; pieces of furniture that every house needs. But you don’t want to just buy pieces that will fill the space, you need to invest in items that can serve multiple purposes, work in different rooms and can grow along with you. So, we’ve gathered together a list of the most versatile, must have items that every home will love.
A well-made, comfortable sofa
Taking risks is something that we definitely recommend when it comes to interior design. Choosing a statement piece that reflects your personality will bring a unique feel to your home, but when it comes to buying a sofa we think its more important to look for comfort, along with classical lines and hardwearing fabrics.
Investing in a brand like Parker Knoll, that offers a 25 year frame guarantee, ensures you’ve invested in a sofa that will last a lifetime. The Hoxton Sofa is one of our ultimate favourites, with straight lines and exquisite detailing that makes it a contemporary yet classic addition to any home.
A great mattress
Ok, maybe this isn’t the most exciting recommendation but a great mattress will improve your life massively, we promise! Get a comfortable mattress that perfectly curves around your shoulders and hips and consider your body movements during the night and you have the perfect equation for happiness.
You can visit our bed’s department to see and try a wide selection of leading brands like Hypnos, Dunlopillo, Somnus, Tempur and Vispring. One of our favourites currently displayed in store is the new J Marshall from Vispring. Made using only premium natural materials to ensure moisture-wicking breathability and a good temperature for the greatest comfort, this mattress is the Holy Grail of a good nights sleep.
An occasional chair
Every room needs a special touch and a fantastic occasional chair can bring real character to an empty area. A piece that’s small enough to bring with you wherever you move and can be relocated to different parts of the home without spoiling your overall scheme. Find a chair with an unusual shape, exposed legs and a fun pattern that will accentuate its uniqueness. The Betsy Chair from Alexander & James is a great option; featuring a stylish design with a fluted round back, gentle curves and a wide variety of fabrics and leathers to choose from, it will look good in various rooms throughout your home.
A console table
Just one word: versatility. Console tables come in many shapes and forms, some are completely open, some have drawers and some are packed with storage and cabinets. These pieces can fit into so many places. They can work in the dining room, living room, as a TV stand or in the hallway.
You can use them as a display space for decorations without compromising on practicality. The Calligaris Omnia Extending Console Table is the perfect example of versatility. Made from wood and fitted with 5 interlocking extension leaves, this beautiful console table extends to 6 different lengths and up to 3 metres. Depending on your needs, so you could use it as a dining table when you invite your friends around.
At Ponsford, we’re proud to supply luxury furniture choices that suit a variety of individual styles and tastes. Discover more by exploring our website or, alternatively, visit our showroom here in Sheffield to speak with one of our interiors experts today.