We are about 1.5 weeks away from our big move which means we are in full “furniture-buying” mode. Since we’ve lived in apartments for most of our adult lives, we are so excited to take the home leap! However, home-owning comes with more rooms, and therefore more furniture. So let’s just say, that’s not a good combo when you are an indecisive person like me 🙂 It’s been challenging to narrow down favorites, but I have learned a few furniture shopping tips that I want to share with all of you!
If you are moving or just looking for a room refresh, use these Top 5 Furniture Shopping Tips to help narrow down your search! From how to look for quality to best time of year to buy, you will confident knowing exactly where to start!
Tip #1: Blue Tape the Furniture Outlines!
It’s best to tape out the spot with blue painter’s tape before you go shop, so you can see what dimensions look best! It “technically” might fit, but if you feel that it is hard to walk around or feels cluttered, you will know before you buy!
Tip #2: Get Swatches!
If there is a swatch available, take it for reference! This is something that didn’t cross my mind at first, but it is so important to see how textures and colors will look with your floors, wall paint, etc. before you make a big purchase!
Tip #3: Look for Quality Details!
I have seen A LOT of Tiktok videos on renovating furniture, and the tip I see again and again is looking for quality details. But what does this mean? Furniture quality details can include dovetail drawer joints, and screws over glue and nails. Also, be sure to check that backs and sides of couches/chairs are reinforced.
Tip #4: Check for Reversible!
Another tip that might not come to mind until you need it is reversible cushions! If slipcover option is not available, reversible seat or couch cushions can help relieve the pressure of spills/dirt and help even out the wear.
Tip #5: Buy at the Right Time!
There are many good deals that year round in the furniture world, but most of the professionals agree that the best months to buy are January and July. This is when they have inventory turnover, and you can find some sales! However, keep in mind the time of year according to the pieces you are looking to buy.
Bonus Tip: Don’t Rush!
This bonus tip encompasses all of the tips above! In order to find the right quality, measure, sales, etc., it is important to have patience. Don’t worry about outfitting your home all at once as your style can change. It is best to wait and find the piece you love that stands the test of time instead of a hasty impulse buy.
Hope you find these tips helpful as you start to dive into the world of furniture shopping! Stay true to your taste and style, and it will be sure to a place you will love living life in! For home decor finds click here, and come find me on Instagram or Tiktok for more style and home inspiration!