Common Furniture Buying Mistakes You Must Avoid
We all have faced this time – when we moved into our dream home and want to make it look fresh, new and awesome. You must have picked all the best architectural and interior design magazines from the stands and strolled through all the pages hundreds of times. You must have imagines what kind of furniture you want for your living room and your bedroom will be stuffed with what.
Imagining about your furniture is good thing but do not commit few random mistakes, while buying your furniture. Read on the following post to know the pitfalls in order to avoid being trapped.
Not buying according to lifestyle
Select furniture that suit your lifestyle and consider for how long you plan to keep that particular piece. For instance, if you are single and living in a studio apartment – you must think of how your family will grow over few years and what will be the purpose of that particular furniture over years.
Going for the entire set
If you are buying furniture for the very first time, you will feel overwhelmed by all of the choices. And when you are overwhelmed, you are more likely to turn towards a catalogue or a showroom and furnish your entire home with the display that catches your eye. Say no to the full set and do not buy whole matching display. Your sofa and dining table chairs should not match as the end tables and coffee table should not be twins. Consider mixing tones, textures and styles to make it more interesting.
Buying everything in one go
All you want is to furnish your place and show your stylish new pad to the guests. Beware of filling your rooms in a home decor version picked right from the magazine. If you buy all your furniture in one go, you are not left with any flexibility, if you find something more attractive elsewhere. Splurge on main items such as sofa or dining set and then let the pieces settled in before adding accent pieces. It is important that you mix and match from different places – through colour, texture and furniture style.
Don’t underestimate the value of right rug
When it comes to covering your floor, we all know how the right floor covering can tie a room together. And in every living room, the rug is the most valuable item so it should be the first thing you consider when designing the layout of your furniture and furnishings. If you are planning to shop for rugs, remember: A too-small rug can make a room look smaller. You must remember another rule of thumb: The front two legs of each piece of furniture should be on the rug. If they miss the rug – even by an inch – your rug is too small.