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Furniture check-list for your 3BHK apartment

If you are moving into a new space, this is a great article to start with.

What You Should Buy Before You Move

This section is a condensed version of your first apartment checklist: everything listed here is a must-have. Make sure that you’ve checked off all these items — Whether you already own it, have to buy it or are lying at your parent’s place. It would help to keep these items organized and packed.

1. Bed frame and box springs

Although you could technically sleep on the floor with just your mattress, you’re probably going to want a bed. There are so many options for beds, so make sure you carefully consider the size of your apartment and choose what best fits your needs. Cushioned headrest? High or low backrest?

2.  Mattress, mattress topper, pillows, and bedding

A mattress and a bed, rather three- one for each room should be one of the first items you buy after signing your apartment rental/sale agreement. That’s why it comes first on the checklist. Yes, one could sleep on the floor, but life gets hectic, and that first night on the floor could easily turn into a month before you find the time to purchase a mattress. Before you move, don’t forget to also buy bedsheets, bed covers, new pillows, and any other bedding- perhaps sofa beds for your guest or living rooms.


3. Comfy couch and seaters

The centerpiece of any living room is a great couch. Whether you want to host movie nights or classy cocktail parties, you’re going to need seating that matches your requirements. The style would be enhanced by having seaters, armchairs or recliners when matched with the space availability. Arrangements of sofas as straight, circular or L-shaped could break the monotony and boost space usage. 

4. Dining, work, and Coffee table

A six-seater dining is the perfect size for a dining table in a 3bhk. A recommendation would be to buy a fit in- pullout table, especially wooden which is long-lasting and can extend out when there are additional guests.

A coffee table is essential for your apartment. It is a great place to place drinks when hosting a party but also provides a way to express your personality. A work or study table is essential in the bedrooms or study spaces, depending on the work and study typology. An office chair with the appropriate backrest would be important here. You can also check out the Q Kneeling chair as an option here.

5. Cabinets

Cabinets could either be storage cabinets or display cabinets. It is crucial to place regularly used items within reach on shelves or open storage.

6. Television console

Whether you’re paying for cable or not, getting a television is a great investment. While it may not be essential, it is a necessity in any house. You can buy one off the shelf or custom build one for your space, depending on whether it is your own house or not.


7. Storage solutions

Once your belongings are unpacked, you’re going to need someplace to put everything. Whether that’s a bookshelf or a showpiece, make sure you take into account all your belongings and then find the best storage for your needs. Smaller shelves for used magazines and newspapers and filing cabinets for documents and paperwork are a must.

8. Step stool

Whether you are short or your new apartment has high ceilings, a step stool will be extremely valuable during the early phases of unpacking and is a must-have for your apartment. We recommend something light and easily portable. Easy to store will be a plus.

9. Bathroom essentials

Unless you want to ruin your brand-new apartment floors, it’s a good idea to get a shower curtain before moving. Curtain rods, corner shelves, and bathroom accessory sets are essential too. Small tries to hold in indispensable toiletries next to washbasins come in handy. Bigger bathrooms can accommodate racks to hold accessories, mirror or even plants. After a long day of moving, you’re going to be dying for a hot shower. Making sure you have checked this item off your list will ensure that much needed for self-care!

10. Kitchen furniture

Every apartment is different, so whether you need a kitchen table and chairs or just bar stools is up to you to decide.

Fully furnished open or closed top cabinets, corner shelves and pull out drawers and storage counters and partitions are needed before you can utilize the kitchen.

11. Closet storage solutions

While moving in, ensure that you have enough closet storage solutions, like a hanging closet organizer or shoe rack, because these will never go out of use. These could be furniture fittings for each closet for every room or a separate room extension by itself that has wall-fit wardrobes.

12. Full-length mirror

Add a full-length mirror to each room, and you’ll be prepared to make sure all your outfits look great.

13. Window treatment

Unless you want to wake up with the sun or bitten by mosquitoes, you should take care of this checklist item ASAP. Drapes or blinds – Blinds invariably end up costing almost the same as drapes. Adding nets and extra casements prove helpful.

14. Coat/clothing hangers and hooks. Purchase coat hangers now, and you’ll feel settled into your new place in no time. These can go inside each of the bedrooms or closet spaces. Some crucial points for hanger rods and hooks would be in the bathroom as well.

15. Final touches - rooms

Your bedroom forms one of the most important and private spaces in the house. So, it is only just that this space gets a good amount of importance. These are a few ideas to get you started:

- Vanity or dressing table or desk

- An accent chair and/or day bed

- Night tables

- Bookshelves (Optional, depending on the user)

16. Houseplants and beyond

While these items may not be essential, adding them to your apartment shopping list will make your living room feel a little cozier. Racks or floating shelves to place shade-loving plants and art wall with a collage of photos, umbrella holders and shoe racks can all be on the secondary shopping list to get it all right. 14. Window treatment

Unless you want to wake up with the sun or bitten by mosquitoes, you should take care of this checklist item ASAP. Drapes or blinds – Blinds invariably end up costing almost the same as drapes. Adding nets and extra casements prove helpful.

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