Moving into a new home can be daunting, especially if you are in need of furniture. Often, purchasing furniture is the last thought when it comes to moving in to a new home. Here are some tips to consider when purchasing new furniture:
Don’t rush– Make sure that you take your time planning and designing the space before you purchase. Buying the wrong size or wrong color will end up in more of a headache than taking your time looking around.
Don’t go cheap– While it is arguable that there might be decent furniture for a cheap price out there, most of the time, you get what you pay for. Buying well-made furniture will last for years and won’t look cheap. Buy furniture that is durable through scratches, sitting, rubbing, etc.
Take time looking for deals– You may find a table or couch that you fall in love with instantly; however, take your time pondering whether or not it is a good deal. Ask yourself if you have the budget, time, or space for the piece. If all answers are yes, try to negotiate price, or wait for the piece to go down in price.
Consider who will be getting the most use out of the furniture– If you frequently have guests over, it may be a good idea to look for an oversized dining table or a few couches/chairs for guests to sit. Consider if you actually need six bar stools, or just three. This will help eliminate a cluttered look and will make the most out of the furniture you purchase.
Budget– There’s nothing worse than purchasing a piece and not having enough to buy the other essentials you need. Make a list of places to shop that fit your budget needs, and then write down the cost of each item on a list. This will allow you to make adjustments on your wish list to be able to purchase the things you really want/need.