When you think about buying furniture, do you get a little overwhelmed or do you look forward to it? If you’re feeling stressed about buying furniture, do what you can to learn about the process. The following piece is full of useful advice in this realm.
When you search for new furniture, consider your color options carefully. If you’re getting bold colored furniture it can be hard to match the rest of your home with it. Stick with neutral colors for large furniture and save bold colors for the smaller pieces.
Before you buy that couch, inquire about its springs. If your sales clerk is not knowledgeable about the springs in the sofa, ask for a manager. Make sure that springs extend from the front to the back by pushing down on the cushions on the sofa.
Take along a color swatch of your existing wall color when you are looking at furniture. Without this color matching, the piece you like may not look right with your other furniture. You don’t want that. Get a paint swatch at the hardware store or use a photo to match colors.
Take a look at the legs on any tables you are considering. You want to ensure that they are well constructed and joined properly to the frame. Rubber, plastic or metal legs will scratch flooring and are not as durable as wooden legs. Look for any evidence that the legs are only nailed on, thus not joined properly to the frame.
Look for furniture pieces that are solidly built. Solid wood is a better choice than pressed wood options. Look in the back. You want a solid piece of plywood there rather than particle board. Apply pressure to both sides of the piece to make sure it does not move in either direction.
If you want a leather sofa, make sure it’s top-grain leather. Faux leather sofas can often be marketed by retailers for much more money than they are valued. Examine the sofa, listen to what the sales associate has to tell you, and be aware that you should never pay over 800 dollars for something made with faux leather.
Do you feel anxious about purchasing furniture for your home? With any luck,you should now know that this process isn’t that scary and can actually be fun. Use what you’ve learned above every time you have to go out to get new furniture for your home.