A Guide to Buying Furniture
August 27, 2021
So, you’ve bought or signed the lease on your new house or condo – what an exciting time full of new experiences! And to add to the excitement, you get to decorate your space the way YOU want to! That makes buying furniture and home décor items fun and exciting, even though some may dread it.
We believe people dread buying furniture for their entire homes because it can get overwhelming. Well, we’re here to ease you into it and give you some advice on the buying process to make it fun! Check out our tips below!
Set a Budget
The first step to even considering buying furniture is to figure out a budget. It’s easy to get caught up in each individual item until it adds up and you realized you’ve spent more than you could actually afford. There’s no need to spend an absurd amount of money on all your furniture. Obviously splurge on certain items where it’s necessary – but not every piece of furniture in your home needs to break the bank (especially with Clearance Furniture giving you discounts on quality furniture).
Once you’ve determined your budget, you’re ready to really start planning and getting excited about what your home will look like – how thrilling!
Figure Out Style Beforehand
If you’ve never lived in your own space or got to decide on style and furniture, then make sure you figure that out before making any purchases. We’re all human and tend to like many different styles. So, instead of going to the store and picking out any furniture only to realize it all looks kind of chaotic together, try figuring out the style you like the most or how you want your spaces to look beforehand. We suggest looking online (Pintrest is great!) for inspo so you have an idea!
Map Out Your Space
Once you know what styles you like, create a mood board or even draw out your home or condo and figure out where every piece will go. This will make your life easier for when your furniture pieces are delivered because you can pull out your board or map and know exactly where to put it. The more planned you are, the less you have to move large furniture pieces and the less likely you throw out your back from moving them.
Consider Your Lifestyle
When it comes to choosing furniture, you must consider your lifestyle. Who do you live with? Do you have dogs or kids? How often do you have people over?
For those with children or pets, you’ll want fabrics that are easy to clean like leather, velvet, or vinyl. If you have people over often, make sure you have the furniture to accommodate them. Sit down and consider how you live, so you have the right type of furniture for your situation.
Don’t Forget About Comfort
It’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetic of your home, especially if you like the modern home décor looks. But don’t forget you have to live in your home too and, trust us, after a long day we know you’ll want to kick up your feet and lounge around on your couch or in your bed. Now just imagine your couch, or especially your bed wasn’t as comfortable as it could be?! Why would you ever put yourself through that just for your house to look nice?
Comfort does not mean you have to sacrifice style. There are many comfortable furniture pieces that are cute if not cuter than some of those uncomfortable, stiff ones! Shop around to see what feels and looks the best to you.
Purchase What You Love
At the end of the day, you are the one living in your home, so make sure you love it! Don’t let a salesperson persuade you into buying the nest and trendiest piece – it’s you that has to look at it every day, not them! You can also ask for your friends’ and family’s opinions, but, again, it’s your opinion that matters most (and, of course, whoever you are living with – I guess they can have a say too). Go crazy with items that make you happy!
Contact Clearance Furniture
Get your furniture shopping experience underway with quality pieces at a discounted price on our website!
For over 60 years, we’ve sold trendy, new, and pre-rented furniture below the original wholesale price. Before you go online with some of the other popular sites, check us out first. We may have exactly what you want at a fraction of the cost, we all love bargains, and we want to put you ahead of the line!
Contact us or shop our floral items online today!