Here at AD, we like to think beyond the literal meaning of home as shelter. To us, the place where you rest your head and store your belongings is much more than a physical location—it’s something closer to a state of mind. As such, the items that belong in it should be both satisfyingly functional and a pleasure to look at; they should also be things that gain meaning and impart happiness over time. If your shopping list was limited to the basics the last time you moved (read sofa, bed, table, plates) or you knocked off most of your decorating in a single trip to IKEA, it may be time for a brief tutorial in the essentials. So we compiled this list of must-haves you never knew you needed. Add these to your abode and you’ll be living—and entertaining—in style in no time.