Blog

Furniture in a Living Room

Top 10 Essential Home Furnishings

Furniture in a Living Room

The most important pieces of furniture for your home

Whether you are buying a new home, moving residences, or simply looking to make your current living space more…livable, home furnishings are a necessity. Buying furniture can be expensive, especially if you are buying new, so it is always good to shop around and do your research on the furniture your home most needs. Some people prefer to have their house or living space thoroughly furnished while others prefer a more simple, uncluttered home with only the most necessary of furnishings. Whatever your personal style, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most essential furniture items to have in your home.

Top 10 Must-Have Pieces of Furniture

  1. Sofa
  2. #1 on our list and possibly the king of all home furnishings, is the sofa. These extremely versatile pieces of furniture are perfect for sitting on, lounging on, sleeping, and of course, hiding the tv remote. Whether a home can truly be a home without having a sofa might be up for debate depending on who you ask, however, a sofa is almost never a waste of space in the home.

  3. Coffee Table
  4. While perhaps not quite an essential piece of home furniture, coffee tables are very handy and a great addition to any living room. Have your morning coffee, read a book, entertain guests, and you’ll most likely appreciate the functionality of the humble coffee table.

  5. Chest of Drawers
  6. While bulky, a chest drawer is a must-have for keeping your clothes nice and neat. Drawers for socks, underwear, folded shirts, pants, and what have you make the chest a great thing for your bedroom.

  7. Boookcase
  8. Few things are as impressive to guests in your home as a fully-stocked bookcase. Even if you are not an avid reader, a bookcase is a great way to show people that you’re sophisticated and it is a great conversation starter.

  9. Armchair
  10. A favorite of psychiatrists and people of distinction, a nice armchair offers amazing comfort and aesthetic value to your home.  While not quite as multipurposeful as a sofa, armchairs are a great addition to your living room.

  11. Dining room table
  12. The kitchen table, or dining room table, is the de-facto gathering place in many homes. If you have a family or occasionally entertain friends, a dining room table is a must-have.

  13. Desk
  14. Desks are versatile pieces of furniture that can be used as workspaces and for storage. Desks come in many different styles and configurations depending on purpose.

  15. Wardrobe
  16. Unless you are someone who doesn’t have a need for hanging clothes, a wardrobe is a must-have, albeit, bulky, piece of furniture.

  17. Bed
  18. Right next to the sofa, the bed is an absolute-must. Whether it’s a simple mattress on the floor or a king-sized pad, you’d be hard-pressed to find a living space devoid of one of these. After all, we spend about ⅓ of our live sleeping on one!

  19. Outdoor table
  20. For those with yards, outdoor furniture is important for making the most out of our outdoor spaces. A nice outdoor table with an umbrella can be a great place to gather around outside when the weather is nice.

Great values on home furnishings in La Quinta

Encore Consign + Design

Encore Consign + Design is a premier consignment furniture store in La Quinta. Whether you’re looking to buy or to sell top-quality designer furniture, stop by Encore Consign + Design in La Quinta.

Learn More