Shopping for new furniture can be fun and therapeutic, thanks to the hundreds of furniture styles available in stores across the country. However, the large variety also makes furniture shopping a challenge. Thus, adequate preparation is essential when planning furniture shopping. This article highlights top tips for shopping at a furniture store.
Test the Furniture
Many high-end furniture stores are clean, crisp and elegant. It can be intimidating for any shopper because you would not want to soil a corner suite with velvet upholstery. However, it should be the least of your worries because the pieces of furniture on display are meant for testing. Thus, it does not mean that you are only allowed to touch the fabric to feel the quality of upholstery. Pieces of furniture on display at any store should be tested to the fullest. It involves sitting on different pieces of furniture to get a true picture of their quality. If you encounter staff asking you not to sit on any furniture, look for another store.
Ask for Furniture Fabric Samples
The ambience in most furniture stores is designed to make the pieces look elegant and attractive to customers. It is why most stores have artificial lighting in the different sections to achieve the desired effect. Consequently, it is easy to believe that the furniture you love at a store will look the same in your living room. However, you need to be careful because the environment in your home differs from a store's. For instance, a furniture pattern or fabric might look bright in a store but appear faded in your house. To check how a fabric will look in your house, ask a store for fabric samples even if they charge a small fee. You don't want to regret your decision after spending thousands of dollars on a piece of furniture.
Refer to Pictures of Your Room
Snapping high-quality photos has never been so easy with the pervasiveness of smartphone technology. Therefore, take pictures of your rooms as you plan a furniture store visit. Arming yourself with quality pictures of different angles of your space as you shop for furniture has one significant advantage: a point of reference. As you look at the furniture on display, you can refer to the pictures of your room and visualise how a new piece will transform the space. In fact, many furniture store staff have a background in interior design to help clients pick a piece that best suits their space based on pictures presented.
Hello, my name is Molly. Like most people of the millennial generation, I love reclaimed wood, industrial styles and anything that looks old and funky. I particularly like my furniture to have these qualities. Over the years, I have learned how to choose amazing furniture, how to design furniture with some of those industrial elements and how to arrange those pieces so they look amazing in my home. If you have any questions about choosing furniture, maintaining it, arranging it or any related issue, please explore my blog. I hope you find what you need and enjoy reading! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.