How To Take The Hassle Out Of Buying Furniture
Furniture shopping can be a bit of a hassle. You should know things like: how much space do you have? What is your budget? There are many other things to consider when buying furniture, as well. Things like: what does our family use the room for? How can I make a small space more functional? No matter what your furniture needs, here are 6 questions to help you cut the hassle out of furniture shopping.
What is Your Budget?
Do you have a budget? If you don’t that’s great! If you do have a limited budget, do some research. Be sure to compare furniture prices from several different furniture stores. Go online and look up second hand furniture. Consignment furniture that is gently used usually won’t need to be refurbished. If you love a good DIY project, you can also get items from consignment stores that can be repurposed or refurbished to match the interior design of your home.
How Much Space do You Have?
Knowing just how much room you have will help you decide how many pieces you need to furnish the room. The size of the room also determines the scale of the pieces, because a small room will look cluttered with large furniture and vice versa. Take note of what you want to fill the room with, and consider dual purpose furniture.
How Will You Use the Room?
Knowing just what the space is used for and who will be using this room can help. If the room is going to be kid and family friendly, this can help you choose something with a stain resistant fabric. Kids and animals can destress leather, so it might not be your best option if you are looking for a family sofa for the living room. A light color is not great for a room where children play either. Is this the room where everyone unwinds? Choose comfy seating and furniture. For a more functional space, you can design with two ideas in mind. Try turning your home office into a dual functioning guest bedroom.
Is the room already decorated?
If the room is already decorated, you may find it challenging to find the one perfect piece of furniture to add. You don’t want the room to become cluttered by adding more rugs and furniture. Instead, you should consider refurbishing and repurposing a piece from a consignment store. You’ll have less money and time in the piece than you would if you scoured for weeks. Plus, you’ll add something unique to your room that is one of a kind.
How long will you use the furniture?
Consider just how long you plan on keeping your furniture. If you like to change things up every couple of years, consignment is a great option when shopping furniture. You can purchase furniture for less, and simply sell it when you’re ready to switch things up. The great thing about consignment is how affordable they make furniture, and just how easy it is to grab a designer piece for less of a financial investment than buying brand new.