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5 Pieces That You Need to Splurge On

Invest on quality pieces that can stand the test of time

Photography: Louie Aguinaldo (Main Photo)

After moving into a new home, the next challenge would be completing the space with furniture. While we'd like to keep costs low, it pays to invest in quality furniture pieces that can last for a long time.

Interior designer Peaches de-Guzman Grey shares a list of pieces that's worth splurging on. 


It’s always recommended to purchase a sturdy bed frame and a high-quality mattress. When buying a bed frame, make sure you examine the frame by checking if the joints are tightly framed.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.


Did you know that bad lighting in your home can affect your overall eye vision? It’s okay to splurge on light fixtures, as long as it can illuminate your home. You can also purchase energy-saving LED lights, to help the environment while keeping your electric bill low.

Photo by Paolo Felicano.


“Make a good impression and invest on quality sofas. It is worth your money because this can be reupholstered after a long time,” Peaches suggests. Your sofa welcomes your guests, it is also one of the first items you see inside a home.

How do you choose the right sofa? Click here for tips.

Photo by Paolo Felicano.

Chairs and Tables

“Anthropometrics play a very important role when it comes to our posture. So stop straining your back and splurge on office chairs and tables with proper heights,” Peaches says. Make sure that you purchase a chair that allows you and your family to feel comfortable.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.


Opt for multipurpose pieces that can be used as an accent piece, such as a storage ottoman or a sofa bed. “Choose the materials carefully as good storage systems can actually last a lifetime,” Peaches adds.

Teal Reef Shelf, price available upon request, Heima

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