How to Choose the Perfect Furniture for your Home
If choosing your next furniture set feels like a daunting task, that’s probably because it is! These items have the power to make your home exactly what you want it to be, providing the colours, comfort and conditions to be at your most relaxed and comfortable.
The likelihood is that your current furniture set is well loved, but tired – so the question becomes, how can you retain the vibe that you have grown to love, while giving the room a much-needed refresh?
At Carpet Barn we stock an eclectic range of furniture options that will give you a comprehensive understanding of the items out there at the moment, as well as any current trends in interior design.
Allow us to walk you through how to make your furniture purchase as stress-free and easy as possible.
The first thing that will go a long way to narrowing down options, regardless of your income, is budgeting for your purchases. This way, you won’t overspend on one item before realising you don’t have enough for the next two, and have to reduce the quality of these items as a result.
Figure out exactly how many items of furniture you need for the room and which item is the flagship, or the most expensive. Allocate a percentage of the total budget to each and this should prevent any costly mistakes.
Budgeting will also show you what kind of brands are within your scope, allowing you to perfect the balance between price and quality.
Every room needs a theme to avoid it looking like a mismatch of ideas and visions, so establishing exactly what the theme is before beginning is an essential step.
Unless you’re buying furniture for a new build home or the home that you’ve just moved into, the likelihood is that you have a theme in your home already, which (unless you’re going for the full refurb) would be a great place to start.
Is the current décor in your home modern or vintage? Natural and calm or contrasting and bright? Spacious or snug? All of these factors should come into consideration when looking at furniture to purchase, allowing you to choose the item with the perfect balance of these qualities that suits your home best.
Investing in the best quality items that your money can buy is essential when buying your new furniture. After all, this is an investment that you hope to receive a certain number of years out of, so regardless if the furniture looks perfect, you won’t be happy if it begins to deteriorate quickly.
Do your research on the quality and value for money customers feel they are receiving when buying from particular vendors and brands, and avoid any that appear to be cheap and cheerful, unless you plan on doing another furniture shop soon!
Quality furniture will not only last longer, but be far more comfortable both when bought and when worn in.
Last but not least, evaluate exactly what this furniture is going to be used for. Home office? Living room? Dining room? All of these things will obviously impact the items of furniture you choose, but could also be important when considering how much use you think it will be used, by how many people, and the age of these people.
For example, in a family home with lots of young children, choosing the highest quality items may not be the best idea as they could easily become covered in food, drawings or anything else they can get their hands on. But for an office conference room, quality is essential to weather heavy use and to maintain a respectable appearance for prospective clients and the wellbeing of employees.
Choose Carpet Barn for your comprehensive furniture needs
Now you know exactly what to do when purchasing your furniture, it could be a great time to check out the rest of our website, where you can access a wide range of furniture options – your perfect new sofa, chair, desk or bed could be waiting. Why not give us a call to discuss your needs on 01202 723162.