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Top Tips for Buying Furniture
Posted by Fred S on 06 April 2009 11:19 AM
Buying furniture can be a daunting experience. After all, it isn’t something one does every week, or even every year. It is also expensive, so you want to get it exactly right. Horror stories of beds which would not fit up the stairs and sofas too long for the room are something you do not want to experience for yourself!

Here are a few pointers to help make buying furniture a pleasure not a pain.

• Think about the style of your house. Is it a Victorian townhouse with moldings on the ceiling, or a bright loft-style apartment? Buy furniture in keeping with your existing furniture style. A pine dining set will not look good beneath a crystal chandelier!

• Size is important. Modern homes have smaller dimensions than older houses with high ceilings. Buy furniture that is in the correct size and scale to the rest of the room. Too small and it will look lost; too big and the room will look crowded. Measure the furniture and check it will fit the planned space before committing to a purchase.

• Timing is everything. Even the best and classiest furniture retailers have sales, generally in January and at the end of the summer. You can get some great deals on clearance pieces and end-of-lines.

• Buy good quality, timeless pieces that must take a lot of wear and tear, such as sofas and kitchen tables. You can liven up the room with cheap throws, lamps and rugs, which can easily be replaced when they look tired and dated.
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