Whether you just moved into a new place or you’re thinking about updating one or two of the rooms in your home, there’s a pretty good chance that getting some new furniture is on the top of your to-do list. However, being that when it comes to furniture shopping, there are so many different options to choose from and also being that we’re pretty sure that you want to get the right things for your house the first time, we’ve provided you with a list of five mistakes to avoid when furniture shopping for your home below:
Failing to have a plan before you start. When you think about all of the types of furniture that there is out on the market, it’s easy to get pretty overwhelmed. It’s also pretty easy to go over budget during the shopping process. That’s why the first thing that you should do is have a plan. What rooms are you trying to outfit? How much money do you have set aside for each one? Are you open to purchasing used as well as new pieces? By knowing the answer to these questions beforehand, it will help you to save both time and money.
Forgetting to take measurements for each room. When it comes to small pieces like chairs and ottomans, taking measurements is not necessary. But when you’re looking to purchase something like a sofa, it’s always a good idea to know the length and width of your walls as well as your windows. This will help to create a seamless flow and also prevent overcrowding.
Not checking the quality of the item. Although there are a lot of furniture stores that make it possible to shop online and that definitely can make the furniture shopping process quite convenient, sometimes pieces can look one way in the pictures and then be a very poor quality once they arrive at your front door. This is why we personally recommend that you go to a physical store for furniture. That said, if you are going to shop online, be sure to speak with a customer sales associate before making your purchase. That way, you can ask them about the quality and durability of them item that you’re considering buying.
Making impulsive decisions. If you’re thinking about buying some furniture at a store like Stash Home, before you choose furniture, really think about if the chair or loveseat is something that you need and/or you can use for a really long time. There are definitely a lot of people who find themselves making impulsive shopping decisions and then end up regretting them later.
Neglecting to take each person into consideration. There’s one more mistake that a lot of people make while furniture shopping and that’s failing to consider the size, weight and comfort level of those who will be actually sitting on the furniture. For example, if you’re going to purchase a lounge chair, it should be something that both a petite and large frame will feel fully supported in. That’s why, when looking for furniture pieces, it’s always best to take a couple of people who will be using the furniture along with you. Enjoy your furniture shopping experience!