5 Factors To Consider When Buying New Furniture
Your home is a blank slate. The furniture you fill it with is what defines its style and personality. If you’re looking for new furniture to decorate your home with and want to make sure your picks are perfect, check out these five factors to consider when buying new furniture. By keeping each of these factors in mind when you shop, you can easily find pieces that match your aesthetic, budget, and way of life.
Naturally, your budget is #1 on this list! You want to make sure that the furniture you buy is high quality and practical for you and your family. You also want to make sure you can afford it without breaking the bank. Evaluate your budget and pick a price point you’re comfortable with before you start looking.
The material is another factor to consider when buying new furniture. Different materials have different price points and maintenance needs. You need to choose one that looks good and suits your lifestyle. If you have kids or pets, you’ll want to look for more durable materials like leather. If you have neither of the above and plenty of time on your hands, why not try a luxury material such as velvet?
Nothing ruins the excitement of getting a new piece of furniture than discovering it doesn’t even fit through your front door. Before you start shopping around, you should always measure your home’s openings—ground-level doors and windows—and the areas in which you plan to place your furniture. Compare the size of the furniture with the measurements you took to ensure the furniture will integrate seamlessly into the room.
It’s a smart idea to test out furniture in person when you can. You can see what a piece looks like in pictures, but you can’t tell how it feels. Uncomfortable furniture is furniture that you’ll rarely use. The furniture you buy should be practical and comfortable, not just decor that sits pretty in a corner.
While practicality is crucial, you also want your furniture to look nice. Look for furniture in a style that complements your existing furniture and the architecture of your home and matches your personal aesthetic.
If you’re an east coaster on the lookout for new furniture for your home, stop by a Safavieh showroom near you. At Safavieh, we have furniture and decor available from luxury artisan brands such as Theodore & Alexander and Hooker Furniture. Stop by to view and test out potential pieces for your home. You might just find what you’ve been searching for. You can also check out our Instagram before you visit to see what’s new.