One of the most exciting things about moving to a new home is furnishing it. The thrill of picking out fresh furniture for your house and creating your dream house is simply unparalleled.
But before you start choosing colours and order that beautiful dining table set, take a pause and think your decisions through. After all, furniture can be expensive, and you want to make the most of your hard-earned money.
Well, here is a step-by-step guide for choosing furniture for your home.
Decide What to Do with Your Current Furniture
The first thing you need to do is to decide what will happen to your current furniture. Will you sell it, give it away, or even keep it?
If you have a few precious pieces that you don’t wish to lose, you can reupholster them, and they will look as good as new. But remember that reupholstering furniture can be tedious and time-consuming, so keep this in mind if you choose this option.
Create a Budget
Before you plunge headlong into buying new furniture for your home, you must create a budget first. This will keep you from overspending or buying items you don’t need.
If you don’t have the faintest clue how much the furniture will cost, start by listing the items you want to buy. Then scour the top online sellers and create a budget based on the average price of your desired pieces.
You can also visit the shops in person to get an accurate idea of how much you can expect them to cost.
Create an Aesthetic with furniture for your home.
Once you have a rough budget, it is now time to delve into the fun stuff. This is where you let your imagination run wild and choose the furniture of your dreams.
If you are unsure what aesthetic to go with, visit websites like Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration. You will find countless images of different furniture designs, from elegant rustic pieces to chic modern items. You can also find out more about custom woodwork if you want this aesthetic.
When selecting a theme, you ought to consider your furniture’s colour, texture, and material. Make sure to pick pieces that complement each other. Additionally, ensure that the items you select are ideal for the target room.
Brand new or used?
Once you’ve settled on a budget and a style, you should then consider whether to shop brand new or used.
Brand new good quality furniture is typically quite expensive. The benefit of buying brand new is that you often get a warranty and may have the option to customise certain features. For example, with many brand new sofas, there may be options to customise the colour, the arm style and even incorporate a sofa-bed.Used furniture is cheaper and can be better suited if you’re on a tight budget. Just be wary that the condition may not be perfect and you may not get a warranty. Buying second hand could be a great way to afford more luxurious furniture pieces such as a second hand chesterfield sofa. Always inspect the quality in person before buying to make sure you’re getting a good deal.
Now that you have a better idea of what type of furniture you want to buy, the next step is to visit a shop and buy your pieces.
There is no denying that shopping for furniture can be exhausting. It is not a task you can do well after work. Therefore, set apart some time to visit local stores and buy your furniture.
As you are shopping, try to maintain a critical eye for the pieces you want to buy. Don’t just be swept off your feet by the aesthetics of the furniture. Remember, this is a heavy investment, and you want to buy the very best items.
Ask as many questions as possible before you commit to buying an item. What kind of wood is it made of? How durable is the material used to make it?
Also, consider the size of the item, and be sure that it will fit your home. The last thing you want is to buy a too small coffee table for your living room or a couch that can’t fit in your house.
Although buying new furniture is incredibly exciting, you need to be careful to make worthwhile purchases. It is also essential to make and stick to a budget and create an aesthetic before doing the actual shopping.
The tips in this post will go a long way in helping you make the right choice, so be sure to follow them.Love Lilla xx