When you set out to furnish your home, it can feel overwhelming, especially if you have to furnish an entire home or you recently upgraded to a larger space. Check out these main factors to consider when buying home furniture.
Find your style
Finding what furniture styles you prefer is crucial to the selection process. It can help you find the right piece much faster and with less stress when you get to the furniture store. Do a little bit of research on different furniture styles and notate which ones you respond to. Some people love the trendy mid-century modern style, while others tend to lean more toward the contemporary, traditional style. Note what you like about certain the pieces, and don’t forget to figure out what shapes you prefer and what sizes will fit in your home.
Factor in your color scheme
Color is important in your furniture. While brightly colored sofas are all the rage right now in the home decor scene, this is most likely not a lasting lust. Many choose to go with neutral focal pieces and simply decorate them with bright colors. Another way to add a pop of color is to invest in slipcovers for your furniture. For example, you might invest in a 3-piece sectional couch cover for your big sectional in a bright color. This way, you can enjoy the fun color right now but can also go back to the regular neutral tone if you ever tire of the bold hues. This will also keep the original material clean and in amazing condition!
Consider functionality and comfort
Functionality and comfort are also extremely important factors to consider when buying home furniture. Make sure the pieces will fit in your home before you buy them. We highly recommend that you measure your space and keep a log of these dimensions with you when you go furniture shopping. This way, you won’t accidentally buy something that can’t fit through your door. Comfort is another important factor. Be sure to try out the furniture before you buy, or at least read the review, both the good and the bad. You’ll want to know if others started to feel springs in the couch two weeks after purchase, or if the material of the chair snags easily. Invest in something that you know you’ll use and love for many years to come.