What to consider when buying new furniture?

Refreshing the look of your home can be rewarding and frustrating in equal measure. Not only do you have a lot of decisions to make, but making the wrong choice could end up costing you …

Refreshing the look of your home can be rewarding and frustrating in equal measure.

Not only do you have a lot of decisions to make, but making the wrong choice could end up costing you a lot of money. It is therefore important that you consider all aspects when renovating your home.

When purchasing new furniture it is essential that you think about all the factors that may influence how your new addition will look within your home. This includes looking at things such as size, colour, style, cost and design build quality.


Tips when buying new furniture


One of the factors that may have a major influence on what furniture you can actually go for from the start is the exact amount of space you have to house it.

Measure the amount of space available so that you can establish what sized furniture will adequately fill the area.

Sometimes you may have to wait a while for your furniture to be delivered, so there would be no worse a feeling than having to wait weeks for your stylish new furniture to arrive only to discover that it is too big or even too small.

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Preparation is key so it is important that you know how much space you have to comfortably house your new furniture addition.

If you are struggling to a piece of furniture that fits neatly into the dimensions of your home then it may be worth considering looking into the possibility of hiring an interior designer to create some bespoke furniture just for you. This option is not actually always that expensive and you are guaranteed to end up with a piece of furniture that is bespoke for your property. Investing in one of the stylish fitted bedrooms available can help you to make the most of the space in your property, something that is no doubt important especially if you are buying for a smaller room.


summer furniture
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If size is the initial factor that dictates what type of furniture you are going to be looking for, cost is likely to be the deciding factor that dictates what you ultimately get.

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As with everything in life, it is always possible to spend more. The Sales team at your local furniture store will of course be looking to get you to spend as much as possible and will probably give you a multitude of dazzling options or upgrade choices.

If you stand firm and stick as close to your budget as possible you will still be able to get a great deal and won’t leave the store in a daze feeling like you have been mugged! Remember, you had a budget for a reason.


Craftsman-Style furniture
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The most fun part of finding a new piece of furniture is undoubtedly browsing the various furniture styles that are available.

If anything you will probably finish your day at the shops a little bit bamboozled about what you now want having viewed a vast array of different styles, colours and finishes.

One of the best bit of advice I have to offer is to always try and remember what you were initially looking for in the first place. You would have had a particular idea in mind before you entered your first shop and the reality is that this is probably what would be the best fit for your home.

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It is easy to have your head turned by an extravagant furniture piece or an expensive suite, but it is wise to always bring yourself back to one basic question – “What do I actually need to compliment my home?”.

Try not to get side-tracked and instead focus on something that will fit seamlessly with the current style of your room.

If you are planning a complete redesign it may be worth taking along samples for the flooring or wallpaper that you need it to match to, just to ensure you are taking all precautions to find something that matches perfectly.

Buying new furniture can end up being a stressful experience all round, but by being firm on what you want to achieve you can help to avoid some major pitfalls and will be well on course to finding that stylish piece of furniture that you have been chasing.