You have decided to give your home a makeover. Or you are excitedly moving into your new home. What’s one of the key things on your mind? Furniture. Today, with the slew of options available and the trends around furniture, shopping for it and doing it right has become imperative to building a home.
Of course, there is a variety of themes you can choose from – Casual, Contemporary, Traditional, or Minimal etc. But that’s not all. To truly feel at home and let that home be an extension of who you are, one must also selectively decide the colour schemes, type of furniture, its sustainability, etc.
But don’t you worry. To help you choose the right furniture, we have put together the below comprehensive guide of 8 factors you should keep in mind before you make your special and big buy!
Measurements are the first and foremost step to ensuring you pick the right furniture. It’s not uncommon for people to buy a piece of furniture only to realise that it doesn’t fit in their desired space. Getting the right measurements is a lot simpler than exchanging your purchased furniture. Once you have the measurements, you will have a good idea of what size of furniture would fit perfectly. You could do this through a carpenter or simply with a measuring tape, and make sure to write down everything.
Colour of the Walls
Walls are the most prominent part in your home. Hence, any furniture bought must align with the colour palette of the walls. This could be a contrast to those shades or complement the wall colour family but not something entirely different. You can also pick a type of furniture that goes with most colours. Naturally procured wood or solid wood furniture is one example.While not many vendors sell this type of furniture in India, Duraster is a trusted name. You should also consider how the furniture will work and evolve in your space over time.
Avoid Overpromising Offers
Today with furniture shopping available online, the options are immense. Many furniture brands also offer massive discounts to attract customers. While this would be tempting, do your research before buying something at a price that seems too good to be true. While shopping for furniture during an offer period can save you money, premium quality furniture will seldom be discounted. Refined furniture often gets sold before the offer period and substandard or defective furniture usually ends up on sale.
Quality over Cost
Having a budget limit in mind is always a smart step before you go shopping for furniture. However, it is equally important to prioritise the quality of furniture. After all, the furniture will last you a long time if its quality is top-notch. Decide on your budget range but keep room for flexibility. Usually, something fits all budget ranges but don’t go for the cheapest options as you may have to compromise on the durability, design, longevity, and quality. Shopping for new furniture should always be looked at as a fixed cost.
Vintage Or New
If you are wondering whether you should buy rustic, vintage furniture or new furniture with perhaps an antique look, we suggest that you go for the new type. When you purchase new furniture, you are assured of its quality by the manufacturers but it’s not the same for vintage furniture. Purchasing a new piece of furniture can be expensive and stressful but research before shopping for furniture and shortlisting your favourite and affordable brands can save you time and money.
Don’t Be Impulsive
Sometimes, a particular piece of furniture that you liked may lead you to make a quick buy. But it’s always best to do your research, make a list of items you need, your colour palette, favourite designs etxc. and then begin shopping. Chances are you won’t be replacing your furniture every now and then so some research,reading reviews, hunting and patience can go a long way!
Consider your Lifestyle
Some people have a pet, some may like to move their furniture for a new look, and some even sleep on their couch. Your furniture should match your lifestyle. When shopping for furniture, keep your daily routine in mind.This will help you narrow down your choices and avoid inconvenience. Remember, comfort is key when buying furniture.
Last but definitely not the least –you must understand what type of care does the furniture need. You bought the best piece of furniture, but if you fail to take good care of it, it will not last long. Maintenance is an important factor as some furniture requires extra care. Buy your furniture depending on how much time you can set aside for caring for it whether it is dry cleaning or daily dusting or deep cleaning, keep these factors in mind before making the final purchase.
Shopping for furniture may not be very simple but with the guidance available today, it can definitely be a far more convenient and fun process. If you will consider the above 8 factors, things, it can prevent you from feeling stressed about furniture shopping. Further, at Duraster, we work with you on these factors before helping you find the most suitable furniture for your home or office needs.