7 Points To Consider When Choosing Furniture For Your Home

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It’s really exciting and wonderful yet hectic to buy new furniture for your new or existing house. You have to consider tons of dynamics, design, color, style, tone, comfort level, fabric, base material, quality and whatnot. And being knowledgeable about purchasing the right furniture is essential for long term comfort and cost savings. In this blog we have explained all the necessary dos and don’ts of furniture shopping. Learn and share with your loved ones so they can also choose wisely next time they are in the hunt for the perfect furniture.

14 Factors You Must Consider When Shopping For Home Furniture

The Do’s of Furniture Shopping

  1. Double-check measurements
  2. Try before you buy
  3. Establish a budget beforehand
  4. Prioritize functionality
  5. Conduct thorough research
  6. Ensure quality inspection
  7. Clear your doubts

Measure Twice, Buy Once: The first thing you should do when planning to buy furniture for your home is take accurate measurements of the room or rooms where you’ll set your furniture. This also includes measuring the size of the staircase, hallways and doorways so your furniture can be delivered and installed comfortably and accurately.

Test Before You Rest: You need to be a little bold for this step, just take a look around when it seems people are busy, test the sofa or mattress for good (give it  a little jump test if you can). Before purchasing the furniture, it’s your responsibility to check its comfort level, after all it’s your movie night that is gonna be ruined by an uncomfortable sofa. Open and close drawers, drag the chair in and out of the table, check the firmness of the mattress and only buy if your body says yes!    

Set a Budget: If you want to avoid overspending while shopping for your new furniture, it’s best to set a budget beforehand so you don’t end up paying more from your pocket than you’re supposed to do at this time. Also consider the additional cost of delivery or assembly because most companies don’t provide these services for free unlike Asghar Furniture.

Consider How You’ll Use: Think about how you’ll be using the furniture and choose one that meets your needs. For example, if you have a small living room, opt for a sectional sofa with built-in storage. Make sure you’re buying comfort, and durability together.

Research Thoroughly: First ask yourself what do you want? Then make good use of the internet and social media to read online customer reviews, visit different websites and influencer pages to learn what they have to say about the price and quality. You also have the option to explore multiple materials, styles and brands. Better the research, better the product you buy. 

Inspect Quality: When you visit a furniture showroom, carefully examine the frame, fabric, upholstery, and finish of each piece. Check for any defects, loose joints, or uneven surfaces that may cause issues later.

Ask Right Questions: Ask as many questions from the sales person (but of course don’t be rude or irrelevant) to clear your doubts about the furniture you are about to purchase. The store assistants are always ready to help and will answer all your queries. For example you can ask them about the material the furniture is made of and maybe ask them the comparison with any other material that they may have. You can also ask them about the origin of the furniture and the length of warranty the company is offering.     

The Don’ts of Furniture Shopping

  1. Don’t buy a piece you won’t use
  2. Don’t ignore measurements
  3. Don’t go for compromised quality
  4. Don’t overlook flexibility
  5. Don’t ignore comfort level
  6. Don’t’ disregard lifestyle
  7. Forget about transportation

Buy It Just for Price: Don’t buy anything just because it’s on sale trending or some influencer has recommended it. Paying less for furniture that will only live for short isn’t much of a saving as you’ll end up paying more in the long run. Take time to think about your budget, preferences and needs. People often ask “When should you not buy furniture?” This is when. If you’re confused and can’t decide if it’s gonna be helpful just leave it. 

Ignore Measurements: Don’t make the mistake of neglecting to measure your space accurately before buying. You’ll end up frustrated and paying more. This time avoid listening to your gut feeling that says alright this bed is gonna fit right into the space. You may end up buying furniture that’s too large, too small, or unable to fit through doorways. Always double-check measurements to make sure it will fit perfectly.

Compromise on Quality: Purchasing cheap furniture may sound awesome,, but often results in lower quality and shorter lifespan. Avoid sacrificing quality for the sake of saving, as you may end up spending more in the long run on repairs or replacements.

Neglect Flexibility: Your lifestyle or home can change in the future and buying something too bulky or overly specialized may no longer be useful. So choose some generic furniture that can fit in your next house or can easily be reconfigured to be used elsewhere.

Overlook Comfort: Comfort always comes above style. Don’t buy anything too stylish that is uncomfortable and uninviting. Test thoroughly if the sofa or bed has enough support and cushioning.  

Disregard Daily Routine: When choosing furniture for your new or existing home, consider your daily habits and lifestyle. If you’re someone with kids or pets you should opt for fabrics or materials that are easy to clean and maintain. Also if you frequently invite friend or family over at your place buy multipurpose  pieces that can accommodate guests comfortably  

Forget About Delivery: Don’t overlook the hassle of furniture delivery and assembly. Ensure what you buy can be delivered to your home without any scratches, considering narrow hallways or staircases.

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Asghar Furniture: Making Your Furniture Shopping A Wonderful Experience 

AF is a one-stop shop for all your home furniture needs, with tons of living and bedroom sets. Each of our pieces offers unique style, usability and affordability. 

Visit our showroom or shop online to get the best customized furniture in UAE including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and more!

We not only help you pick the right furniture or your needs but also provide expert advice on space planning. We offer FREE delivery and installation all over the UAE. Explore our products or visit us in person so we can have a better understanding of your needs and offer our sincerest recommendations.

Happy Shopping!  

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