Purchasing furniture is a hallmark of adulthood. It comes with new homes, college graduations, cross-country moves or new relationships. Still, many end up with cheap furniture that is replaced within years, a mundane backdrop to their lives. The constraints we encounter—budget, space, living situations or an unexpected move—push us towards low-end, flat-pack items of no real durability or value. Consider this: buy proper furniture. Change your mindset and rethink your living space. With your limitations, keep quality over quantity in mind. Good furniture, like good clothes, will last a lifetime. You could live (or even die) in the chair you bought when you were 30. Proper furniture is sensitive to your body, the needs of your space and sometimes, even to other pieces. Selectively buying pieces that suit your habits eases daily routine and becomes a form of self-expression. Your furniture is a statement to all who pass through your home: what sort of design you appreciate, your favourite corner for a quiet night. Furniture should not be lived with, but lived in. And to make the most of that, they should be proper. Featured here, Danish Nightstands by Noden.