For some reason Spring always make me want to throw everything out and start fresh with a clean pallet. Luckily this year, I made the big move from a small apartment to another way bigger in Copenhagen. Obviously I didn’t throw out all my furniture, but I had to find a lot of new ones.
One of the biggest mistakes I find many people doing, is rather than saving for the right and long lasting pieces they beat a path to the nearest Ikea. Yes, they have many nice things, but you don’t want to surround yourself with an entire Ikea catalogue. I would much rather live with an empty space for a few months and go without a summer vacation, than buying semi-good furniture. Remember, you have to live with these bigger pieces for a long time.
So to make it a bit easier for you, I have found my favourite pieces from the 2015 Bolia Lookbook, concentrating on the bigger items; a bookcase, a couch and a dining table. Along with a few good tips for you to think about when buying these.
Pick a bookcase that you can always add to. Variant is a great piece, as it fits perfectly for a smaller space and as you move to bigger spaces later in life, you can add to it.
If you only have space for one sofa, go as big as possible. Lets face it; you need a sofa where you are able to snuggle up with your loved ones on a hangover Sunday in front of the TV. My absolute favourite Bolia piece is the Mr. Big sofa – in aqua blue velour.
When picking a dining table, less is more! I always pick one where the tabletop can be made separate from the legs, as I might want to change the top, when I get bored of the look. Pick one in wood, as these gives warmth to the interior and as you don’t as easily get bored of wood as with laminate.