STAND­ING THE TEST OF TIME

THREE ESSENTIALS YOU SHOULDN’T SKIMP ON

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | HOME - WORDS: TRACEY HORDERN

While in­te­rior trends come and go, there are some main­stays: items for the home that are worth in­vest­ing in for longevity and style. Firstly, ev­ery­one needs a good bed. Given that most of us spend a third of our lives in our beds, in­vest­ing in a qual­ity bed will serve your health and well­be­ing. I would also add that qual­ity bed­ding is in­te­gral to this in­vest­ment. Start by com­mit­ting to only us­ing nat­u­ral fab­rics, such as pure cot­ton in the high­est thread count you can af­ford and pure, stonewashe­d linen. It’s the best way to start and fin­ish your day. Se­condly, a qual­ity sofa is indispensa­ble for com­fort in the home. Buy well and your sofa should last 10 to 20 years, de­pend­ing on whether you have chil­dren and pets. If you share your home with ei­ther of these, you’re def­i­nitely bet­ter off choos­ing a sofa in a hard-work­ing fab­ric and in a dark colour. Adding throws in pure wool to your sofa or arm­chairs will also add to long-last­ing style and the com­fort of your liv­ing area. And thirdly, you re­ally know when you’re an adult when you in­vest in a qual­ity rug. In fact, if you buy well enough, your rug can ac­tu­ally ap­pre­ci­ate in value. Ob­vi­ously I’m re­fer­ring to an an­tique rug that is hand wo­ven in pure silk or wool. I would also add that ideally your best rug is more suited to an area of the home that is not high traf­fic such as a hall­way. If your rug is cho­sen well and looked af­ter, your in­vest­ment will re­turn in spades and joy for decades.

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