Shop for quality furniture that fits your style and budget
Buying quality furniture that fits your personal style, specifications and budget can be challenging and time consuming.
The following guide on how to shop for furniture is designed to help you save time, and maybe even money, with a simple list of things to think about before you start shopping.
Know what you’re looking for
It sounds simple, but it can make a big difference. Spend some time writing down what furniture pieces you need and any necessary requirements. For example: Are you looking for an entertainment unit or a sideboard? Do you want drawers or open shelves? Does it have to be a certain height, length or depth to fit in the designated space?
Identify your quality requirements
Furniture is available in a wide range of quality and prices, so it is worth identifying your expectations before you start shopping. For example: How long do you want your new piece of furniture to last? Are you intending to use it everyday or occasionally? The quality of materials and craftmanship have a significant impact on the longevity of the piece.
Set a budget and prioritise
Once you’ve identified the level of quality you’re looking for, you can set a budget for each piece. If you’re looking for more than one piece, you should prioritise and identify what you need immediately and whatcan wait.
Know your personal style
For the best results, define the look you are hoping to achieve, such as contemporary, industrial, eclectic, etc, and consider how the furniture will sit within the room. This will give you a clearer idea of your preferred colours, textures, patterns, etc.
Browse furniture and design magazines and websites to source inspiration and develop a better understanding of your personal style. Many quality furniture stores also offer interior design services and product brochures.
Dressing your home in your personal style can be fun and a great way to express yourself and your creativity. So take the time to enjoy the process!