One of the biggest landmarks of your life is purchasing a new house. Whether you’ve done it already or it’s in the horizon for you, it’s a huge step that we’re all going to inevitably take. But making that purchase doesn’t stop there. Depending on how you look at it, furnishing your house can either be something you really look forward to or something you dread. Walking around IKEA’s model rooms may have certainly inspired you to be a savvier Martha Stewart, but make no mistake– this is no easy task.
You’ve got the basics: couch, coffee table, TV– but that’s like baking a cake and presenting it unfrosted. The icing on top is stuff like a nice rug or a strategically placed lamp, maybe even an end table. Accent pieces can be the slightest difference between a Pottery Barn catalogue and a prison cell (okay, okay, maybe not that extreme). Unfortunately, picking which accent pieces to add is the easy part. There’s a whole world of home decorating that needs to be taken into consideration: color, size, textures, and even feng shui. Luckily for you, furnishing your house doesn’t necessarily require a degree in interior design anymore.
Several home stores like Ashley brand furniture simplifies things and makes it way easier by offering sets of furniture that does all the matching for you. In other words, you don’t need to go accessory hunting at every boutique or wait for the second Sunday of the month to go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market for that perfect accent piece that’ll match the exact of shade of burnt ochre as your living room drapes. On top of that, each of the groups is designed and paired by elite designers who specifically match the design concepts.
In a world where we’re always looking for shortcuts, buying pre-matched furniture sets is no exception. To be frank, I think some of us have a slight inclination of associating these sets with being “cheap,” though I think it has more to do with the idea of BEING cheap than having something to do with the quality. I get it– you almost feel like buying a set is the lazy way out. After all, it’s your house! Shouldn’t you spend a lot of time and effort in meticulously picking out each piece furnishing in it? But when it comes to picking out furniture, whether you go at it independently or with the help of places like Ashley Furniture, there is nothing “cheap” about it. Any reservations about buying sets should be banished because even searching for the right set is going to require a good chunk of time and effort (and besides, you can always take all the credit when people come over to check out your newly decked out pad).
Another benefit of buying group sets is that sometimes it comes out to be cheaper (and more time efficient) than having to match on your own. This way, you know the set matches impeccably. Most of the time, you’ll also get the benefit of making weekly or monthly payments rather than having to juggle multiple payments on separate pieces- not to mention on top of all your other bills too.
So next time you’re out shopping for your house, set or not, don’t skimp on the little things you don’t think you need. A house isn’t a home without character, and sometimes it’s those tiny accent pieces that give it just that (but also, don’t overdo it– I don’t want this post to be the reason you end up on an episode of Hoarders).
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