Shopping for Furniture – Things You Need to Bring
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Published by TOP4 Team
Nothing can be more exciting than furnishing a home, regardless of whether you are a recently married couple moving into your new love nest or you have just recently renovated your home.
However, buying new furniture – whether you are eyeing a bed, sofa, dining set or even decor – is not always an easy endeavour. More often than not, furniture shoppers find that the pieces they purchased do not fit the area where these will be placed, or that these are mismatched with the other pieces in the area or the overall theme.
Listed here are a few important items that you should bring during furniture shopping to avoid these and other mishaps.
Photos of the room
Before going to the furniture store, it is a prudent measure to snap a few photos of the room where the pieces you buy will be going. This will eliminate the guesswork (and frustration) associated with missing important details about the current layout and look of the space that is going to be furnished. Take a few pictures from different angles and store these on your tablet or smartphone.
Measurements of the room
Another crucial thing to bring during furniture shopping is the list of measurements of the area where the new items will be placed. You want to be sure that the new piece will fit perfectly in the room. That is something that is hard to achieve by simply visualising the room.
Of course, the measurements you took will mean nothing if you do not know the measurement of the item that you are planning to purchase. Be sure to bring a measuring tape when furniture shopping.
One great way to ensure that the furniture pieces that you are going to buy will match the other pieces in the room well, or even the palette of the room itself, is to bring colour swatches of the different paints and fabrics in the room that will be furnished.
Sometimes, even if you have snapped a few photos of the room, you do not exactly get an accurate picture. As such, whenever possible, bring colour swatches during furniture shopping. Use the swatches to see whether the colours or combinations of colours will be complemented by the furniture before you even make a firm commitment about buying the piece.
Often, when you set out to buy a particular piece for your bedroom, living room or other room, you discover that that specific piece does not really match your vision. This simply means that there is no single perfect item and that you should be open to the possibility of looking for other items.