Moving into your first home – decorate it with classics that will maintain their value

Moving into your first own apartment is undoubtedly a huge step and the memories of it will surely last for a lifetime. When decorating your home, it's best to gradually invest in items that will also stand the test of time and follow you from one address to the other.

Artek's Aalto stool 60 in black linoleum.
Artek's Aalto stool 60 is available in several different shades. The fun Zebra cushion covers are also by Artek.

Artek: Aalto stool 60

An easily movable and stackable stool saves the day in a smaller space: you can use it as a handy spare seat but it also doubles as a nightstand or side table. Artek's iconic stool 60 carries a delightfully simple yet characteristic design that is thoroughly timeless.

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Iittala's Teema starter set
Iittala's Teema starter set includes 8 pieces: 2 dinner plates, 2 smaller plates, 2 deep plates, and 2 bowls.

Iittala: Teema starter pack

Quality tableware will last a lifetime even in daily use. Iittala's Teema is a classic for a reason: created by Kaj Franck, the collection combines a minimalistic design language with strict functionality, making it the perfect set of tableware for all occasions. 

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String Furniture's String Pocket shelves in bedroom decor.
The versatile String Pocket shelves can be endlessly combined and used in different ways, for example as a stylish nigh stand.

String Furniture: String Pocket shelf

When there isn't too much square footage to spare, beautiful and sturdy wall shelving is key. String Furniture's String Pocket shelves are designed to fit all rooms from the kitchen to the bedroom, keeping all household items neatly organized.

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Made by Choice's Fem desk.
The ingenious Fem desk transforms according to your needs, and it can also be used as a shelf or a side table in the kitchen.

Made by Choice: Fem desk

Ergonomic solutions for working and studying in a first home are downright imperative. Created by interior architect agency Fyra for Made by Choice, the Fem desk is a clever modern classic that can be instantly transformed so that you can work either sitting or standing.

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Marimekko's Unikko duvet cover in dark blue.
Complete the fresh look of Marimekko's Unikko duvet cover with a matching pillowcase.

Marimekko: Unikko duvet cover

High-quality bedding offers high-quality sleep. Marimekko's cotton Unikko duvet cover features a thread count of 200, making it very pleasing to the touch but also durable. The classic floral pattern designed by Maija Isola in 1964 gives any style of decor a boost of character.

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Louis Poulsen's AJ floor lamp in living room decor.
Louis Poulsen's AJ collection also includes a wall lamp and a table lamp in two different sizes.

Louis Poulsen: AJ floor lamp

Versatility is always a virtue, but it carries extra weight when decorating your first home. Louis Poulsen's AJ floor lamp is a true tour de force by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen from 1957, and it can just as well be used for studying and reading, or as charming general lighting.

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See also 

Aalto shelf 112B
Aino Aalto tumbler
Kivet bath towel
Louis Poulsen
PH5 Mini pendant
Teema mug
Savonia cutlery set
Aalto table 81B
Eames DSR Fiberglass chair


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Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers

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