Is something that overwhelms you picking out new furniture? I know it does for me, unless i have a plan of action or i know EXACTLY what I want. If your moving out, redecorating, have a stained piece, a water leak happens or you just wanting something new? This post may help that process going faster and easier for you.
Don't forget to read to the bottom, there may be something for you to keep all your options organized.
So you all pile in the car, head over to the store and head inside. Look around and now what?
You are bombarded with SO many options, hand built, scratch resistant, water proof, kid friendly, don't use this fabric, don't use this chemical. WHOA! All of a sudden three sales people ask if you need help with anything. You on the other hand just want to sit down and take a breather. Been there, done that.
I know buying any type of furniture is overwhelming and a process in itself. I myself have had some experiences, good & not so good. Don't you find that they are just so many options out there that it's almost too much? Or am I the only one HA.
I have to let you in on a little secret. I am going to share with you my 5 steps on picking quality furniture. That will help you pick easily, choose faster and make sure its THE piece (your welcome).
So let's jump in shall we?
1. Test it: Sit on it, bounce on it (just don't jump on it, they may not like that), check out the fabric, the cushions, the construction of it. Do a 360 of the whole piece and really check out everything.
2. MEASURE! Please do not skip this step. Especially if you live down stairs or in an apartment building. You really want to have all the measurements. Don't forget to bring them with you too, it can really be a nightmare if you aren't 100% if it'll fit. I have had this issue and it was a NIGHTMARE. Measure everything you need to, to make sure it will fit nicely, door ways, ceiling heights, openings, elevator height etc. Worst thing would be is that you, find the perfect piece and you don't measure it and when it comes home you realize it wont fit.
3. Research a head of time: If your not sure what you want or you find stores overwhelming. Do some research first, find companies you like and search the piece your looking for. Check out google or pinterest for inspiration. If you find something you like check the reviews, read the product info get to really know it. Once you find the right piece and what location has it you can then go see it in real life and judge from there.
4. Ask questions: There are experts there for a reason! Ask any and all questions you want, no question is a stupid question when it comes to big purchases. Really know the piece before saying yes.
5. Don't pay too much attention on the price: Now if you have a budget stick to it. Also if you find something that is just ridiculously expensive & not worth it, then that's a no go. If however it's more then "usual" I would suggest going for it, it will be worth it in the end. You want something that will last for years, and that is durable to move & evolve with your family. I believe with large furniture quality out ways quantity. It needs to be durable and functional, I truly believe you get what you pay for. Invest in good pieces for your home, your allowed to!
Bonus: Make sure you LOVE it. Make sure you are REALLY happy with it before you drop the ball. Bring pictures of your space, imagine it in your space, bring samples home and once you know for sure then just go for it. Don't make it harder or stressful for yourself then it has to be.
If you're still here amazing! Here's your worksheet that you can bring with you so you can have all your information in one place. You can add a picture of the piece, where it's from. price, measurements and more! Just click the button below and get access into the library where you will find your worksheet.
You want to make sure you to pick the right piece for your space. It may take a few trips and thats ok, you want to be 100% sure. If your using it every day you'll want it to be comfortable, durable and versatile so take your time. Don't forget there's always room for a little splurge every now and then. Don't you think?
What do you do when you buy new furniture? Do you have strategies that work for you? Let me know if the comments below!
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