When I was younger and would go furniture shopping with my parents, my mom always made a plan for us before we even went into the store. She coached my dad and I on how to run off in separate directions when we first walked in so that the salespeople wouldn’t know who to follow and would hopefully not even bother. We also only went shopping during the Christmas season since my mom seemed to believe that was only when the best deals were.
But after working for Kensington for only a short while, I finally learned the truth about furniture stores (or about Kensington at the very least).
Think you can separate fact from fiction when it comes to shopping for furniture? Revived from this blog post, here are the 5 furniture buying myths that just might surprise you!
Why? Many furniture stores have sales around the clock that offer great quality items at an even better price! At Kensington, we took it a step further and introduced TKO (The Kensington Outlet) where our customers are able to find the best quality pieces at incredibly low prices. You can find stylish, long-lasting, and affordable furniture throughout our outlet for every room of your house. Plus, new pieces are always arriving!
2. “I’ll only Get a Good Deal around the Holidays” — Myth
Why? Sure, there do tend to be a lot of sales at various stores in the winter months, but there is almost always a promotion going on over here so you don't have to wait! We know how important it is for customers to get affordable prices and excellent customer service with the purchase of their great quality pieces, so we make it possible!
3. “I Have to Pay Upfront for What I Buy” — Myth
Why? Well, why would we want to break your heart when you to fall in love with something only to realize that you aren’t able to afford it out of pocket right now? That’s just ridiculous! There are so many different financing options available when it comes to paying for your new, beautiful piece so you won’t have to worry about dishing out every single penny you have right away.
4. “A Sales Person Will Follow Me around While I Shop” — Myth
Why? Since my mom taught me to run from salespeople, I know I don't want to be chased after as soon as I walk in the door—so I make sure that you won’t be, either. Our Design Consultants will greet you when you first come in just so you’ll know they’re available, but they’ll also let you browse on your own since, after all, you are looking for furniture for your home that you like. Whenever you’re ready, there will be a Design Consultant nearby to answer any of your questions.
5. “I Can Only Get Furniture in the Exact Style/Color as It Is in the Store” — Myth
Why? Most pieces that we have in our showroom are completely customizable! Dining tables, sofas, sectionals, chairs, and even bedroom sets can be customized and turned into exactly what you’re looking for. You can change the color, size, fabric, etc. Customized furniture is perfect for those who want complete control over what their furniture ends up looking like or those who want to really express their unique sense of style.
Did any of these surprise you? Have your own furniture myths that you busted? Let me know in the comments below! In the meantime, start browsing our store from the comfort of your own home!