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6 Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture

Buying furniture can be great fun. Large pieces of furniture are often what complete a room, or what gives it purpose. A large dining table, for example, means that you can throw elaborate dinner parties. A big slouchy sofa can be an easy way to create a relaxing and peaceful lounge. But buying furniture can also be stressful, expensive, and time-consuming. That’s why so many people rush in and make a purchase without giving it careful thought. Here’s a look at some of the most common mistakes that people make when buying furniture, to help you avoid them.

Only Measuring Once

Perhaps the very biggest mistake that people make when buying furniture is not measuring the space in their room or the doorways, and not considering how much space the item will take up. The most common mistake, however, is probably only measuring once, making a mistake, and finding that their new furniture doesn’t fit.

Before you even start to shop for furniture, measure your room, your doorway, and the specific space. If you are buying more than one item you might even want to create a small paper floor plan, with to-scale cut out pictures of the furniture so that you can move them around and find the right fit.

Buying Cheap

Another huge mistake that people make is buying cheap furniture that isn’t built to last. Often people make the mistake of thinking that cheap furniture is more cost-effective. While, of course, some cheaper options are still good quality and can be an excellent investment, it’s often more worthwhile, long-term, to spend more on higher-quality pieces.

Following Trends

Trends and fads come and go in furniture, just like fashion. A common mistake is rushing out and buying what is trendy, not pieces that will last, and that you actually love.

A better option can be sticking to traditional items in neutral colours. White Tree Furniture sells high-quality, white furniture that will look great with any décor, and always be fashionable, whatever trends are at the time. Check out whitetreefurniture.co.uk for inspiration.

Not Considering Lifestyle

People often buy the furniture that they like without considering how it will fit in with their lifestyle. If you have pets, a large family, frequent guests, or even if you have limited time to commit to maintenance, these should be things to consider when shopping for furniture.

Only Thinking About the Present

Furniture shouldn’t just be for right now. If you are paying for quality, your furniture is an investment. This means that you shouldn’t just be thinking about the present. You should also be thinking about the future. Do you plan to extend your family? To move house or to make other big changes?

Matching Too Much

When you love a piece of furniture it can be tempting and easy to rush out and buy the full set. But, matching too much doesn’t give you many options. It can mean that your rooms look flat and boring. Always buy one piece of a set at a time and think carefully before buying more.

Furniture is a big investment. It’s costly, but it also has a big impact on your décor. You should always take your time and try your best to avoid these mistakes.


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