The type of furniture you purchase for your house greatly influences the comfort levels and efficiency of your home. Buying good furniture involves considering many intricate issues related to space, color, texture and nature of use. It is best to opt for furniture that will satisfy all these demands rather than being impulsive about your purchase. Here are a list of ten mistakes to avoid while investing in furniture.
Always measure the space for which you are buying the furniture
You can avoid a colossal waste of money by spending some extra time to measure the space for which you are buying the furniture. If you have to buy a bed, then measure the space in which you want to fit it in, rather than buying a size which is too big or too small, and therefore needs to be replaced in the near future.
Always try to maintain the standardized size for your furniture
A sofa that looks good on the Internet or showroom may not look very good in your living room. It may look too big, or too small compared to the rest of your furniture. Therefore, always choose a new furniture according to the general size scale of the rest of the furniture in you house.
Take care of the color you choose
Always bring a sample pillow or color swatch of the sofa you want to buy to make sure that it fits in perfectly with the rest of the decor. A color which might look perfect in the showroom may actually look out-of-place in your living room because of its brightness or dullness quotient. Therefore always bring a sample home and test it before making the final purchase.
Avoid buying Fads
Fashions keep changing every couple of months. And if you make your purchases based on the latest trends, then not only will it be very demanding from the monetary point of view, but it will also include much physical work on your part. Every time the excitement wears off after a couple of months, you have to devote your time, energy and financial resources to pick up a new set of furniture. It is therefore best to give prime importance to comfort and functionality, and invest in a piece that will last for a really long time.
Keep the “User” in mind
Make your purchase keeping in mind the kind of ‘user’ in your house. For instance, if there are pets and small children, then its best to avoid fabrics in shades of pastel in order to avoid stubborn stains and marks. Also, opting for a delicate coffee table with a fine finish is not a smart idea if you have people who put their legs on top of the table.
Test them before buying
Alway sit on the sofa or armchair that you want to buy to ensure that it is comfortable and does not leave you with any back aches. Purchasing an expensive and beautiful piece of furniture is a total waste of money if it causes discomfiture.
Don’t be impulsive
Haste makes waste. No matter what the source of impulse might be, low prices, attractive designs, or a desire to re-do your house, it is best to extensively research the market before making the final decision.
Avoid having multiple perspectives
Too many cooks spoil the broth. Therefore do not seek advice in such a way that it becomes difficult for you to arrive at a decision of your own. Taking too many companions with you to the store may result in confusing the salesman about the exact models to display. You can go with a trusted friend whose decision you can rely upon, but not a large group who will end up confusing you.
Ask for help when you need advise
Salesmen are trained to provide you with expert advice and assist in the decision making process. Therefore, if you are confused, do not hesitate to ask them for help.
Paying Exorbitant Prices
Always survey for sales as this will help you to save extensively. Also, try to make down-payments, as paying in installments may require you to pay greater prices given the fluctuating interest rates of the market.
Picking the right set of furniture for your house is important as it greatly influences the final look. It is equally important to consider the right factors that influence your choice before making the final decision.