7 Pro Tips to Keep in Mind While Shopping for Living Room Furniture
A home is a place where you would expect to feel the safest and most comfortable. Everyone has his or her idea of comfort. Similarly, everyone has his or her idea of the kind of furniture with which they would like to decorate their home. Some people feel at home with luxurious couches in their living room and elegant dining accessories, while others may lean towards a more minimalistic approach to décor. Every house reflects the life and personal style of the people who make it a home. Hence, there are plenty of things to consider while looking for a new piece to add to your living room.
Of course, the most obvious factors here are the price of the furniture and its size. However, there are other things to consider while deciding on which pieces to buy. So, without any further ado, let us have a look at some of the considerations that are often overlooked to understand why they are important.
Things to Consider When Buying Living Room Furniture –
1. Size of the living room
Before you buy any furniture for a living room, it is important to have a clear idea of the dimensions of the room where you plan to place the piece. It is important to determine the size of your living room and among other things, to take note of other key dimensions like the height of windowsills or the amount of unobstructed space. Once you know this, it is easier to pick out pieces after comparing the measurement of the piece itself to the space available in your room.
For instance, if you have a large and spacious room, you could pick out a chunky or block piece of furniture to fill up your living space. However, if your room is smaller, perhaps a piece with delicate lines and some negative space will fit in just right and prevent your room from looking too cramped or over-stuffed.
2. Placement of the pieces
Next, you need to work out the placement of the pieces in your actual room. If you buy it, where will you put it? How will your newest addition fit in with the rest of your furniture? How far apart are you going to place your furniture? Would you need to rearrange the other pieces in your room to accommodate the new piece? Answering these questions will help you envision a new piece in your home and will give you a better idea of whether or not it is the right fit for your living room.
3. Material compatibility
The next thing to look at is the material of the furniture. The options here are endless. The obvious route would be to pick a material that matches your existing furniture. The material will also depend on the purpose the furniture is going to serve. You want to make sure that the material is comfortable, sturdy, durable, and good-looking. If you plan to move it around now and then, picking something lightweight would be a smart choice.
4. Existing décor
Buying new furniture does not necessarily mean throwing out the old pieces. Your new piece should add to and enhance the look of your living space. When choosing a new piece of furniture or décor, remember to keep the color scheme and “feel” of your living room in mind. In addition to the color, you should also consider the general design, style, and aesthetic of your existing home décor. Your new piece should feel like it belongs in your home and is not something that sticks out like a sore thumb.
Keep in mind that the places of existing furniture in your home may change. Over time, you may want to renovate or make changes. You may relocate to another home or perhaps even a different city. You may end up in a home that is smaller or larger than the one you currently live in. Keep all these things in mind and be careful to choose a piece that offers a certain level of flexibility. A versatile piece would fit in even if you make changes to the color scheme or the general design of your home. You may also want to consider choosing a piece that works well in other rooms in the house, just in case you need to move it in the future.
6. Ease of maintenance
Brands like Vanguard Furniture and Baker Furniture ensure that they provide you with the most stunning piece of furniture in terms of esthetics and also that it is super easy to maintain. While buying living room furniture, make sure you always pick pieces that are easy to clean. Something that is easy to wipe or that you can vacuum without too much trouble would make a good choice. You can also pick something that comes with covers that are easy to pop into a washer. If your furniture is too hard to maintain, it may fall victim to wear and tear and stop serving its purpose (in terms of both form and function).
Last but certainly not least is the comfort factor. Above all else, the items you buy should be comfortable. Whether it is a chair, a couch, an ottoman, or a rug, it should be an inviting piece that everyone in the house feels like using. Sinking into the perfect seat after a long, hard day can help you feel refreshed and recharged in no time! So, after you have gone through the checklist and found the perfect piece, do not forget the comfort test before going ahead with your purchase.
Of course, we have not forgotten about the cost. As mentioned before, the cost of furniture is often the deciding factor for the purchase. With Safavieh's New Year Friends & Family Sale, you can enjoy an additional 20% off your purchase.
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