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Steps to Take Before Buying Furniture

Last updated 6 years ago

Furniture shopping is a great way to put a fresh face on your house. But before you purchase the first couch to catch your eye, take a moment to consider fashion and function. Follow these steps to ensure you enjoy your new furniture for years to come. 
 
Consider How Often the Piece Will Be Used
When buying a piece of furniture like a couch or chair, consider what role it will play for seating family and guests. Is it durable enough for everyday use in the living room? Will the pets be allowed on it? Will it be used only for special occasions and guests in the dining room? Consider whether its fabric and structure are suitable for its intended use in your household. 
 
Ask Whether the Piece Will Complement Your Existing Furniture 
Take along a folder with photographs, paint samples, swatches of carpet, and anything else to help you pick complementary furniture. If there is an existing piece of furniture that serves as a room’s focal point, bring a fabric sample of the piece. An easy way to do this is by removing the fabric cover from the cushion, if it has one, and taking it with you. 
 
Measure Your Available Space
No matter how much you may like that new huge leather couch or beautiful oak armoire, remember that you have to get it through the door first! Record measurements of potential spaces for your new furniture, measure the door and access points in your home, and bring a tape measurer shopping with you. You may want to draw up a floor plan and bring that too. 
 
Don’t Rush!
Don’t shop on a deadline. Cramming in furniture shopping the day before your in-laws visit will leave you buying on impulse. Think in the long-term instead of the short-term. After all, you’ll want to enjoy your new furniture for years to come. 
 
At Design Center Furniture in Orange County, we pride ourselves on our low prices and excellent selection. Our friendly sales team will happily give you expert advice with no pressure to buy. Come by to experience our showroom and reinvent your bedroom, living room, or any other room in the house with our exceptional furniture. Call us today at (714) 288-9421 for more information.

 

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