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Furnishing Your First Home: 5 More Must-Haves to Consider

Now that you've furnished your space with the basics, here are five more pieces to complete your nest

Photography: Marc Jao

Once you've completed your space with five basic pieces, you can now decorate it with additional must-haves that will surely add a personal touch to your new home.

These extra accessories can reflect your personality, passions, and interests. Be guided by these inputs from interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey.


An artwork or an interesting conversational piece can work as an accent piece in your entryway or bedroom. You may display photos on a bare wall or create a chic gallery wall.

If you would like to work on some crafts, you can also make a 3D art decor using colorful paper. 

Click here for more wall projects that you can do.

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are must-haves for the home as these comfy pieces can instantly change the look of your space without burning a hole in your pocket. Opt for pieces with bold prints or vibrant hues to serve as accents in your living area or bedroom. 

Multipurpose Chairs

Ottomans are known as great space-savers in every home. It's a versatile piece that can be used as a stool or even as a coffee table. You may even store your linens and pillows inside—making it an ideal addition to the living area.

Can't pick the right chair for your space? Click here for a list of chairs that you may want to consider.

Area Rug

An area rug can anchor a setup or separate the different areas at home. For a simple yet modern look, try adding a loop pile rug in your living area. This easy-to-maintain rug creates a flat and textured surface that will surely complete the look of your space. If you’re going for an edgy and eclectic look, try placing an animal hide rug in the middle of the room.

Got questions about rugs? Click here to learn more.

Sunrise Rug, SM Homeworld

Buffet Cabinets and Console Tables

Aside from your built-in cabinets, you can also make use of a buffet cabinet or a console table at home. You can place the console table by the entryway to serve as a "station" for your loose change, keys, IDs, and other essentials. Keep it organized by adding trays or bowls to serve as catchalls. Accessorize the piece by placing potted plants.

Andrew Console Table, 7900, Mandaue Foam

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