“The most important pieces for your first home will be the furniture you use most,” Ashley Moore, the founder and principal designer of Moore House Interiors, told Insider.
“Living room furniture is definitely worth investing in, as it will receive the most wear-and-tear,” she said.
Christina Slater, the senior designer for Interior Marketing Group, advised new homeowners to select a sofa first.
“It’s the piece you’ll use the most and it will have the biggest design impact on your space,” she said, adding that she always opts for neutral-toned sofas with layered textures because they will never go out of style.
However, you can also use your sofa as a statement piece if you’re a fan of bold colors.
You can see a selection of Interior Marketing Group’s couches here.