When you’re first starting out in your own place, it’s hard to determine what furnishings are essential, and what your focal points should be. Here are the three things that should be on the “essentials” list for every bachelor/bachelorette pad:
- Bedding – Picking out your bedding doesn’t need to be difficult! When you’re first starting out, the best place to start is with the basics. Pick out a nice white sheet set, with a quality top blanket of your choice to lay on top. For pillows, the general set-up is four pillows – two for sleeping, and two to add some extra layering and support, when needed.
- A Place for Coats, Mail, and Keys – Set the mood the moment you walk into your home with an organized entryway. You should have some sort of coat rack – whether it be hooks on the wall, or a standalone version. Tables and catch-all bowls are good for mail and keys, or you can go with a dual-purpose mail and key holder to hang on your wall.
- Sets of Kitchenware – Mixing and matching isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s always nice to put thought into your place settings. Your kitchenware sets don’t have to be expensive – you can even stick to plain white dishes, clear glasses, and plain silverware that you can order online from IKEA.
Once you’ve got the essentials, fill your home at Stonegate with other furnishings that fit your personality! We love to see how our residents customize their spaces.