5 Tips For Buying Designer Furniture

It’s important to be prepared before you invest in a piece of gorgeous designer furniture. These pieces are often a fairly large purchase, and as they’ll usually take a place in the centre of your home, it’s important to choose wisely to get the most out of your decision. Use these 5 tips to help you find the perfect designer furniture piece for your home at the best possible price.

  1. Test the measurements. There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a piece of furniture that you fall in love with, taking it home and finding that it doesn’t quite fit in your space. Avoid this problem by measuring your home thoroughly, then bringing a tape measure with you to the furniture store so that you know you’re getting the right size piece for your home. Don’t trust your eyes alone for this task – exact measurements are key.
  2. Experiment with swatches. The pattern or colour of a piece may look fantastic in the store, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will blend in seamlessly with the room you had in mind for it. Ask the supplier or store for a fabric swatch that you can take home to check out how the print or colour looks in your home’s lighting and amongst the other materials in the space.
  3. Take time to think. Online shopping is an easy way to fall into impulse buying. While impulse purchases may be fine when you’re shopping for a new pair of shoes, furniture should be forever, so it’s important that you choose a piece you truly love and want to see in your home for many years to come. Re-selling furniture often leaves you getting a much lower price than you paid for it, particularly when we’re talking about high-quality designer pieces, so take the time to consider your purchase before you take the plunge.
  4. See the piece in person. Another difficulty with online shopping is how different an item can look on the screen than it does in your home. A real showroom like ours at PAD Furniture gives you the opportunity to see, touch and experience each piece up close and personal, so you can really tell whether it will suit your space or not.
  5. Find space for pieces you love. If you’re looking for a living room sofa but fall in love with a particular dresser that just won’t work in your sitting room, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and play with your décor arrangements. Take time to think about where the piece could work – you’ll be bound to find the exact right spot for it somewhere in your home.