Review your options
The options that I am referring to are the stores where you want to buy your furniture. It can be your local shop or online stores. If you are to ask my opinion, I would suggest you go to online furniture stores, as they offer more selections without tiring you.
Here are the slip-ups you should not commit when shopping.
The top 10 furniture buying blunders
1. Failure to get the furniture’s dimension
A good number of furniture never made it to their intended place because they cannot pass through the pathway, or they do not fit inside the room. Consider the dimension of the path to which the new furniture will pass. Measure the room, doors, stairs, and hallways.
2. Disregarding proportion
The looks and dimension of a sofa when showcased in the store is quite deceiving. To achieve a balanced proportion, get the dimension of your existing furniture and match them with the dimension of the furniture you are planning to buy. Proper scaling is ensured in this manner.
3. Overlooking color combination
A color that looks good in a showroom might not look well in your home. Ask for a color swatch from the furniture store before selecting a furniture color and see if it blends well in your home. Likewise, the color of the furniture for sale on the Internet may not be the same when you actually see it as monitors have different resolutions.
4. Going along with latest furniture craze
It is wise to purchase furniture that you will be at ease with for a long time. Current furniture craze may only last for a few months, so choose a piece of furniture that really serve your purpose.
5. Failure to consider the furniture users
Take into account the people who will use the furniture. A pristine white-colored sofa will look like old and muddy furniture at the hands of grimy kids, or an elegant coffee table will lose its beauty when people put their feet on its top.
6. Forgetting to test the furniture
Test the furniture for quality and comfort. After all, the primary reason you are buying it is to have something that can offer you rest when you are tired. Try it out first, as you would use it inside your home. In case of furniture with doors or drawers, open and close them to see if they work without any problem.
7. Purchasing on whim
Buying on whim is perhaps the most common error people make and it similarly applies to furniture shopping. A piece of furniture that is on sale and looks so good is hard to pass up; but then let your better judgment prevail over your whim.
8. Considering too many advices
Do not get opinions from so many people as doing so will just confuse you and it will become harder to narrow down your options. If you cannot decide on your own, just pick one person whom you trust to have a good judgment.
9. Not asking for assistance
While the choice of furniture will be yours to make, salespersons are there to assist you. Most can provide you with information and good advice that can help you decide which furniture to buy. Consulting them is a good idea and gives you more benefit.
10. Paying a lot for the furniture
When you find that the furniture you desire to buy cost too much, you can always wait for it to be put on sale. Otherwise, ask if the store is offering any special discount for it. Stay away from financing plans as they usually incur high interest rates when you can end up paying a small fortune for your furniture.
Keep or post this list and read it every time you intend to buy new home furniture.