6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Furniture

Posted by Melissa Mott on Sep 25, 2015 11:25:00 AM

If you’re just like me and have the hardest time making even the simplest decisions, buying furniture is probably a decision that you’ll stress out over. After all, other than your house, it is the only purchase you’ll make that you actually have to live with (literally!). However, there’s no need to be so nervous when it comes to making this kind of decision. Rewritten from this blog post, I’ve come up with 6 questions that you should ask yourself before you begin the process of buying new furniture that will help you figure out exactly what you’re looking for.

 1. “How Much Space Do I Have to Work With?”

Space is key and the measurements are important. Knowing the exact measurements of your room will help you determine the scale and number of pieces that can fit in your room. Bringing those measurements with you when you start shopping will make it easier for our Design Consultants to show you specific pieces that will perfectly fit into your room.

2. “Who Is Going to be Using It?”

Bentley Sofa, KlaussnerIf you’re going to be buying a new bed for your personal bedroom, go ahead and pick out whatever you want because no one else will be using it! However, most people buy furniture with other people in mind. Is your significant other super tall? Getting a smaller sofa probably wouldn’t be the best choice then. Do you have pets? Maybe you should look into durable and stain-resistant Sunbrella fabrics for your sofa to make it last for years to come. Try to keep your family and friends in mind when you’re looking. Even though it is your home, you’re probably going to want your guests to feel pretty comfortable, too.

3. “What Do I Want It to Look Like?”

You should try to keep an end result in mind when it comes to redecorating your room. Look on Pinterest for some design inspiration and let your imagination run wild! You favorite colors tend to make you the most happy, but neutral colors always work well in any room. If you look around our design center and find a fabric that you really love but don’t think it would look great on an entire sofa, use it for a pillow fabric and our Design Consultants will help you compliment that fabric to the perfect sofa fabric.

4. “How Long Am I Going to Use It?”

Costa Mesa Dining Set, IFDThis is a question you’re going to want to ask your whole family (or those using it). Are you only going to be using it for a few years or is your new furniture going to stay in your home for as long as you can imagine? If you’re looking to invest in something that you want to be happy with for a long time, make sure it’s on a great quality piece that will last a long time like pieces made of solid wood or with strong fabrics.

5. “What Is My Budget?”

Don’t even worry about not being able to find something within your budget—we have all different pieces that will fit into anyone’s price range. And if you’re on a really tight budget, maybe wait for a big sale to happen so then you can get a really great deal on some beautiful pieces! But don’t forget that we also offer a wide range of financing options so that you can afford to furnish your dream room with just about any budget.

6. “What Do I Do If I Need Help?”

Holifern Cocktail Table, Ashley FurnitureIf you need help, our Design Consultants are only a call/text/email away! With all of their years of experience, they’ve become incredibly educated and make it easy for you to understand what’s going on every step of the way. Keeping the customers’ best interests in mind, our Design Consultants are always excited to help make your vision come to life! If you really want to get the most out of our Design Consultants, we offer free in-home design consultations where one of our Design Consultants will come out to your house and help you furnish and decorate your space!


Still have some hesitations about redecorating? Have some more questions that you need answers to before you start shopping? Let me know in the comments below!

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Topics: Dining Room Furniture, Living Room Furniture