Furniture really does tie a room together, doesn’t it?
You may be moving into a new home very soon. Or, you may be feeling a little blah about the current furniture you have in your home.
Whatever the case, buying new home furniture can be fun and exciting. It gives you the chance to explore a fresh decorative theme in your home and transform the experience of each room.
When buying new home furniture, it’s important to keep several things in mind. Read on to discover our pro tips for your next purchase!
1. Think the Basics
Furniture really is essential for so many aspects of living.
Think of your bed for example. You spend a third of your life sleeping!
When buying home furniture, write down a list of essential pieces you know you cannot live without for an extended period of time. This may include a bed, kitchen table, dining room chairs, and an office desk.
Prioritize these in your search. Choose pieces you know will last you a long time, and ensure you feel comfortable having them for a long time.
2. Inspect Quality
Your furniture, whether found locally or at Any Assembly, should last you as long as you want it to last.
When purchasing, make sure you fully inspect the quality of each piece. This doesn’t mean a quick glance over. Identify where the furniture piece was made, what it was made of, and the finish.
Talk to the store owners or support team selling you the furniture to get the lowdown on any satisfaction guaranteed policies they may have, or any extra knowledge they possess about the furniture’s quality.
Don’t buy unless you are convinced the furniture is of the highest quality possible.
3. Buy from a Place You Trust
This goes hand in hand with the previous tip.
Make sure the place you are purchasing from is reliable and trustworthy. Inspect customer reviews of the store or furniture piece before buying.
Also, assess the level of customer service. If it doesn’t satisfy, move on to another dealer.
4. Look for Deals
Believe it or not, buying new furniture can be part of frugal living!
Ask if there are any discounts, coupons, or other deals available for the items you’re looking to purchase. There may be a discount if you spend a certain amount or buy furniture in a set.
Also, consider purchasing less-essential furniture pieces second-hand, or building them yourself.
5. Make Sure You Know Who’s Moving It
Moving furniture can be a pain.
If you’re investing in a lot of new sets, make sure you have a moving team to assist with the transition from store to home.
Sometimes certain stores will offer delivery services. If you order furniture online, you’ll be able to receive the package at your doorstep but need to assemble the piece yourself.
Make sure you’re clear on the moving terms before purchasing your new furniture.
Buying Home Furniture: The Takeaway
When it comes to furniture, expressing your style is everything. The good news is that you can do this while also saving money and being smart about your next furniture purchase.
It’s key to think long term. Choose high-quality pieces and make sure you purchase from a place you trust. Don’t forget to check out existing deals!
Happy furniture hunting, and once you make the purchase, don’t forget to come back and share your experience with us!