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Start With The Couch: How to Furnish Your Entire Space has got your back with some tips to guide you through the process. Let's turn those empty rooms into spaces that mosaics of your personality.

The Question: How do you furnish an entire house from scratch?

Consolidate Your Stuff: Streamline Before You Shine

Before you dive into furnishing, take a moment to declutter and consolidate your belongings:

  • Sort through your existing items and decide what you really want to keep in your new space.
  • Donate or sell items you no longer need to create a clean slate.
  • Assess your storage needs and plan accordingly for a clutter-free environment.

Prep Before You Schlep: Measure Twice, Move Once

Proper preparation prevents poor furnishing choices:

  • Measure the dimensions of your rooms and doorways to ensure your furniture fits effortlessly.
  • Consider the layout and flow of each room—this will help you decide where each piece belongs.
  • Create a budget to avoid overspending and focus on essential items first.

When Buying Furniture, Start with Key Rooms: Setting the Foundation

Prioritize furnishing key rooms for a functional start:

  • Begin with the bedroom: A comfortable bed and storage solutions set the tone for restful nights.
  • Next, focus on the living room: A modern living room sofa, a coffee table, and an entertainment center create a cozy gathering space.
  • The dining area follows: A table and chairs facilitate family meals and social gatherings.

Keep Things Organized While You Unpack: Unveil Your Space Gradually

Unpacking can be overwhelming, but with these tips, you'll maintain order:

  • Tackle one room at a time to avoid chaos spreading throughout the house.
  • As you unpack, arrange items in their designated spots for a sense of accomplishment.
  • Set up functional storage solutions to keep things tidy from the get-go.

Little Things Add to the Big Picture: Accentuate with Accessories

Small details make a big difference in creating a well-rounded home:

  • Add color and personality through decorative items like throw pillows, rugs, and artwork.
  • Incorporate lighting elements such as floor lamps and pendant lights to set the mood.
  • Introduce plants to bring life and freshness into your living space.

Remember, furnishing a house is not just about filling rooms; it's about turning your house into a personalized haven that matches your lifestyle. It all starts with the sofa. A reflection of your unique taste can enhances your everyday life. Happy furnishing!

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
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