According to a U.S. Department of Commerce report, furniture and home furnishings store sales totaled $9.51 billion in June 2017, up from $9.27 billion in June 2016. And even though you may be eager to decorate your condo after you close the deal, it’s critical to take the process one step at a time. Condo furniture, like any other type of furniture, should be seen as an investment in your home’s comfort level and your personal satisfaction. With that in mind, make sure to avoid these mistakes when it comes time to shop for the condo furniture you need, from sleeper sofas to windward patio furniture.
Buying the furniture prior to your move.
It may seem logical to buy your furniture prior to completing the move so that it’s ready as soon as you are, but it doesn’t always work that way. Experts suggest waiting until you’ve moved and unpacked to make your purchases. You can browse new furniture before moving all you want, but if you buy it beforehand, you may move in to find that it doesn’t quite match your new place, it’s not the right size, or it’s simply not the right feel. Save yourself the trouble and be patient.
Not measuring the size of the space you’re working with.
It should go without saying that measuring the space you’re furnishing is essential to buying furniture that’s the right size. And you can’t just eyeball it, either — get a measuring tape and confirm the dimensions of the area itself. And before buying any furniture, read the details carefully to determine the size and take out the measuring tape again to compare and contrast different models.
Not considering all of your color options.
Finally, make sure to consider all of your options when it comes to color. Many prefer neutral colors to keep the space versatile, but a darker or bolder color can bring any room to life. Don’t hesitate to visualize the full range of color options for each piece of furniture you buy.
Consumer furniture and bedding spending in the U.S. reached $102 billion in 2015 and is expected to keep growing until 2020. Whether you’re buying one new piece of furniture or a set of wholesale furniture, avoiding these mistakes can help you stay comfortable physically and financially. For more information about buying furniture or Adirondack chairs, contact us.