Choosing new furniture for your home is exciting, but it can be more challenging to select the right pieces than you might expect. How will you know that a piece of furniture is right for you? One good way to decide is by reading these common furniture buying mistakes to avoid and taking them into account as you pick out new pieces.
Forgetting To Measure
Often, people like the look and feel of a particular piece of furniture so much that they completely forget to measure. A couch does you no good if it doesn’t fit through your door or in the space you intend to put it! Before buying any piece of furniture, measure both the room it will be in and the piece itself to ensure that it will be a good fit spatially.
Choosing the Wrong Style
In addition to physically fitting in your space, you’ll want to make sure that the furniture you buy will be a good fit for your home’s style. Unless you’re going for contrast, an abstract piece of furniture probably won’t work well in your traditionally styled home. In general, too many trendy furniture pieces are also a bad idea since trends usually don’t last long, meaning your furniture will soon look out of style. Choose pieces that blend well with the style of the room and the furniture already in it.
Not Considering Your Lifestyle
Furniture should be practical and beautiful, so consider your lifestyle and how you will use the furniture before buying a new piece. For example, if you have kids or pets, a white couch in your living room is probably not the best idea, no matter how much you love it. Choose durable furniture that you’ll be able to clean easily when necessary, and consider any other pertinent aspects of your lifestyle before you get too attached to a piece.
Purchasing Furniture in Sets
One mistake furniture buyers often make is buying furniture in sets. While this makes sense for some pieces, such as your dining room table and chairs, there’s no need to buy a matching set of living room furniture or tables. In fact, buying separate pieces that complement one another will give the room contrast in color, texture, and design, making it more visually interesting.
Being aware of these common furniture buying mistakes to avoid will help you to avoid making the same expensive errors as furniture buyers before you. If you’re in the market for a new piece of handmade wood furniture, check out our selection. It’s never a mistake to buy a piece of quality, handcrafted wood furniture!