Shopping For Furniture - Are you bored of seeing your old furniture and want to replace it with a new sofa set or a coffee table? Or are you buying furniture for your daughter’s wedding? Since you don’t buy furniture frequently as they have a long life if maintained properly and also more expensive, you must be very careful in selecting pieces to adorn your living room. Here are some of the tips.
a) First take the measurements of the place where you want to keep the furniture. Also, keep in mind that you have to leave space for walking between the two pieces. This will give you an idea regarding whether you need a three-seater sofa or a two-seater sofa or chairs.
b) Be clear in your mind about how your living room should look like. If you want to give an antique look for your room, try getting antique-looking sofas. If you want a low seating arrangement, go in for a sofa with a less height and a center table to go with it.
c) Set realistic budget for your furniture shopping. You can keep a margin so that if you like a particular sofa which is out of your budget but comes within the margin you had set aside, you can buy it. However, don’t go in for too expensive piece if it will upset your budget and renovation and refurbishing plans.
d) Do a thorough survey of the kind of furniture available at different shops or furniture related websites so that you have a fair idea of what’s in.
e) Before setting out for a furniture showroom, do not forget to take the measurements of your doors and windows of the room where you want to keep the piece. This will save you the disappointment and frustration you will face if your adorable piece can’t enter your room as its size is too large to enter from your door or window.
f) Do not forget to carry a measurement tape with you when you visit a showroom so that you can choose your furniture according to your room’s requirements and measurements.
g) Try to go to a furniture showroom on a week day and that too when you have sufficient time on your hands so that you get undivided attention of salesmen. Avoid going on weekends since those are the busiest days and you will not get proper attention by salesmen. Selecting furniture for your house takes time as it is expensive and can’t be changed frequently so compare different shops before finally deciding on a particular piece.
h) You should always test the furniture especially sofa and mattresses for your bed to check whether they are comfortable or not.
i) If there’s a particular piece you like which you saw in a magazine or website and the showroom does not have that piece, ask him to show you a piece similar to that. Avoid getting the furniture custom made as you are not sure whether you will like the final product or not unless the showroom assures you that it will keep the piece if you don’t like the final product.
j) If you are buying upholstered furniture and you are not sure which fabric will look good with your walls and other furniture in your room, ask for fabric samples from the showroom so that you can check which fabric will look best in different lights.
Shopping for furniture can be enjoyable experience, provided you plan ahead and keep these tips in mind!