There’s nothing quite as exciting as finally getting those keys to your new home or apartment. Regardless if you are preparing to make a move into a new house in the country or a loft apartment in the heart of a city, it’s important to choose the right furniture that both matches the environment and fits your lifestyle.
Here are five key elements to take into consideration when selecting furniture that makes the perfect fit your your new digs.
1. Consider the Construction of the Furniture
Picking out furniture involves more than buying the first thing you find attractive. How the furniture is constructed is crucial as you certainly want it to last a good long time.
The furniture you buy should feel solid and heavy. Stay away from pieces made with particle board and which make use of flimsy aluminum frames.
Instead, stick with good solid wood because this is the type of furniture that lasts for years. The upholstery is also important when looking at construction. Don’t purchase a couch or chair until you have sat in it. If it feels uncomfortable, don’t buy it.
2. The Style Should Stand the Test of Time
Instead of buying furniture that’s trendy like misshapen chairs or tables, think about how that style will look in the future and how it will make you feel in a few years.
Remember that when you buy furniture for your home, you are making an investment that speaks volumes both about you and your home. Choose a style that you know you won’t get tired of down the road.
You don’t have to buy boring, outdated furniture but rather practical pieces featuring styles which won’t go out of fashion anytime soon.
3. Make Sure that Styles Match
If you are planning on moving some of the furniture you have now into your new place, be sure that the new furniture you buy matches your existing furniture.
There’s nothing that can throw a home off balance more than a houseful of furniture pieces that don’t match each other. Think long and hard about how it all will work together.
When looking at a new piece of furniture, consider how it will look next to something you already own and plan to place in the same room.
4. Ensure that You Have Room for the Furniture You Buy
It’s very important to measure the spaces you have available for new furniture and to take those measurements along with you when shopping.
Avoid cramming pieces of furniture into a room just because you happen to like something and want to buy it. Don’t purchase a king size bed if you will end up having to slide along a wall to get into it at night.
Be practical when choosing furniture to be sure that it will fit nicely inside your home. A crowded home is an uncomfortable and unattractive home regardless of how beautiful or expensive the furniture may be.
5. Consider the Practicality of the Furniture
Are those upholstered night stands you have your eye on practical? Do they match your lifestyle? If you have a 150-pound Rottweiler, two cats and a small child running about, then you might want to choose more practical pieces that won’t need repair or replacing due to misuse.
Paying top dollar for a large leather sectional sofa is not necessary if you have a small family and rarely entertain guests. Be honest about your lifestyle and choose furniture that’s a good fit.