A traditionally rustic two-tone TV stand with electric fireplace in a light airy room.

Home Furnishings Purchases Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Make

Purchasing your first home is an exciting and important milestone. It can also be an overwhelming experience for many. From all the steps to get you to closing, and then the actual moving in process, there’s plenty to keep track of. On top of this, you also have to put thought into home furnishings for your new space. Your house is going to require more furniture and decor than your previous apartment or bedroom held, so after you take stock of what you’ve already got, it’s time to go shopping. Here are some of the items you should be purchasing when moving into your first home.

Home Furnishings for Your Living Room

Your living room is the central hub of your house, therefore it should be properly furnished with welcoming elements (like the TV stand with electric fireplace pictured at the start of this blog, for example). This is where you will entertain company and go to relax after a long day.

When deciding what to buy for this room, look for home furnishings items that will be accommodating while also fitting within the available space. Make sure your sofa meets all of your seating needs. Ensure you have proper side and coffee tables with coasters. Add an extra layer of coziness with an electric fireplace, like the one shown below, that you can turn on at night for a soft glow. Plus, a TV stand with electric fireplace like the model below offers ample storage for components and other items with an upper media shelf and storage with adjustable shelves behind the sliding barn doors. You can also scatter some storage ottomans around the room to hide away clutter, while also offering some extra seating if needed.

Home furnishings including a sliding barn door TV stand with electric fireplace in a large room with red couch and geometric print rug.

The Joanna TV Stand with electric fireplace offers warmth and modern farmhouse style that works in a variety of rooms.

For Your Bathroom

Your home bathroom should feel like day spa, not something reminiscent of your first college apartment. Transform your bathroom by adding a few key elements. Replace your bathroom vanity with a new one that has storage options. Repaint the room a light color to make what is typically a smaller space feel bigger. You can purchase a new showerhead with multiple spray options. You should also give your bathroom some sort of theme or continuity to make it feel more like you. A new shower curtain can help bring the whole room together, acting as the foundation for the rest of the bathroom’s appearance.

A sliding barn door bathroom vanity with storage baskets.

A sliding barn door bathroom vanity with stylish storage baskets can give your bathroom a whole new look.

Home Furnishings for Your Kitchen

The kitchen in your new home will likely offer you more space than kitchens you’ve had in the past offered. This gives you more options in what appliances you can have. A standing mixer is essential, especially if you’re a fan of baking. You can also purchase an all-in-one airfryer that you can use to toast, bake, air fry and more, so you don’t need to buy separate units. It would also be good to buy full sets of dinnerware, glasses and silverware so you aren’t short when you have company over. If you have the room, you can also consider home furnishings including a kitchen cart like the one shown below to add storage and workspace to your new kitchen.

A two-tone kitchen cart with open storage, a drawer, and a towel rack.

A kitchen cart adds storage, workspace, and versatility to any kitchen.

Outdoor Furnishings for Your Yard

Owning a home means you also have to maintain your yard. You’ll need to make sure you have a lawn mower for warmer months and snow blower or shovels for the winter. You can also have a little fun and customize your yard. Plant flowers and trees to add some color. You can also take advantage of the space by buying an outdoor dining set like the one shown below to host gatherings outside – because great home furnishings can mean outdoor furniture too.

A round wicker patio daybed with terracotta colored cushions in front of a large pool.

A patio daybed is a great spot to relax on your patio that feels like it adds square footage. It can help extend the walls of your home, blurring the lines between indoors and out.

Outfit Your House to Make It a Home

Moving into your first house can be extremely overwhelming. Make the whole process easier by purchasing some of these home items. Once you do, you’ll truly feel like the space is something you can call your own, and can proudly show it off to your friends and family. For even more ideas on the right home furnishings to make home the best place to be, sign up for the Twin Star Home® newsletter.