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First Home Furniture Essentials

Turn your house into a home with double-duty furniture like this. Photos: shopjosieb/etsy, Country Living, Hooker Furniture.

Nothing quite matches the thrill of placing out the welcome mat  to your first home. If that’s on your to-do list this Fall, now’s the time to make a checklist and get shopping for what you need to properly furnish your new place. Sofa, dining table and bed. Duh. They’re a given.  But so are other furnishings that combine fashion with multi-function. That’s what makes these pieces of furniture first home essentials everyone needs.

For a chic industrial look, try this Studio 7H desk. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

With sawhorse legs up to there, the Studio 7H Stiegs Writing Desk is more than a desk. This is an updated Scandinavian take on an iconic design element and is sized to serve as a sofa or buffet table. And with so many built-in storage spots, keeping tidy is a cinch wherever Stiegs goes.

This Hill Country bench makes multi-function living a cinch. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Not only does the Hill Country Ozark bed bench provide an additional place to sit, it’s provides a ideal place to display blankets and throws while keeping them within arm’s reach for chilly Fall nights.

This bookcase rewrites the story on eco-friendly storage style. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Aptly named, the Transcend bookcase rises above expectations. Made of solid Acacia wood harvested responsibly (one tree planted for each tree cut), it is as artful as it is purposeful with an organic, contemporary silhouette distinguished by butterfly joinery on live edge drawer doors and drawers.

Why sit when you can poshly perch? Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture.

With the Walker exposed wood chair  Cynthia Rowley delivers lots of wow in fashion diva style. First, she makes Walker the ultimate accent piece by sizing it right for any room in the house (from living room to bedroom to home office). Then she dresses it in a trendy tie-dye plaid fabric called ‘Java.”

This may be the best designed nightstand–ever. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

By including a sleek half top-shelf on the Elixir leg nightstand,Hooker designers deftly solve two problems faced by homeowners everywhere—how to elevate lighting to proper reading height and free up space on the table.  A roomy drawer and lower shelf make this into a compact storage piece as well.

Here’s how a retro look plays a new tune. Photo: Hooker Furniture

With Mid-Century Modern finesse, the  Studio 7H LP record player/gaming entertainment console  gives clutter a cool spin by corraling electronic equipment and gadgets in one hip place. Outfitted with cubbies for a turntable, speakers, albums (since vinyl is back with a vengeance) and more, there are also sensible cutouts designed to keep cords out of sight, out of mind.

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment, condo or house, furniture that looks great and delivers multi-function is a true asset. Head your nearest Hooker Furniture retailer to see these first home essentials.

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