Make an honest assessment of your current furniture. Are you happy when you look at it or does it disgust you? You need to get it right the first time when you are buying new pieces of furniture. This article is going to help you with those decisions.
Before purchasing a piece of furniture, always open drawers and doors. You should not purchase a piece of furniture if the drawers do not open all the way and close evenly. Make sure the doors stay open and close properly. You should also check the knobs or handles to make sure they are properly attached.
Keep the future location of any piece of furniture in mind when shopping. This factor should affect the fabric colors you choose. Light color fabrics are ideal for bedrooms, foyers and even formal living rooms. On the other hand, any piece of furniture likely to be used frequently is better served with darker colors.
Watch out for furniture that is poorly made. To ensure that you are purchasing a sofa that will withstand the punishment your family can do to your sofa turn the sofa upside down and look at the structure of the sofa. Poorly made furniture will be made using 1×1’s instead of 2×2.
Think about where you are going to place a piece of furniture that you are shopping for. If it is going near a heating unit or a vent of some kind, then wood furniture is not a good choice. Dry heat means wood is likely to dry out and shrink over time, which leaves cracks. If you have to, compensate with a humidifier in drier months. You want a moisture level of about 40 percent.
The cost of furniture is often high. This is one reason you could benefit if you purchase used furniture. You can often find used furniture that is still in top condition by checking stores, classified ads, and yard sales. Once you’ve bought the furniture, you’re going to be able to get it fixed up. Money will be saved this way.
The price of furniture can vary a lot from one month to the next. You can usually get some excellent prices if you buy your furniture around the fourth of July or Christmas. Shopping on Memorial Day or on Veterans Day is a good way to find deals too.
Now that you know what you are doing, it’s time to get out there and do it. Apply this advice to help you find quality furniture that you will love at a price that will make you quite happy. Gather up what you know and redecorate your home!