Furniture Shopping Tips

Five Tips for Furniture Shoppers

Whether you are looking for name-brand bedroom furniture, or are looking to furnish your living room, office, dining area, or any other room, trying to find the right pieces can be a challenge. If you are looking into buying furniture, going from store to store can quickly become an exhausting and exasperating experience. The staff at High Point Furniture Shopping Tours in North Carolina want you to be able to relax and enjoy your furniture shopping experience, so here are some tips that will help to get you started on your journey to find the best furnishings for your home or office:

Get your measurements in order

It is not only necessary to measure the area where you are planning to add your new furnishings, but to get the measurements of any doorways or openings that the pieces will need to pass through, turns in a hallway that you may encounter – even the size of your entryway to make sure you can get the new piece into place without any chance of damage.

Think about what you want

Going into a showroom without a clear idea  of what you are looking for in your new furniture is similar to going to a grocery store on an empty stomach. If you can visualize what you need from your new furniture, you can easily turn a blind eye to pieces that would  not work for you. It can also help you to save time by letting our shopping concierge know the type or style you are looking to purchase for up front.  This way, you will only be looking at furnishings that will fit your objectives.

Consider furniture quality

A couch, wall unit, cabinet, table, or chairs that look great won't do you much good if the piece breaks down in a few months. Before you commit to a making a purchase, take a moment to do a bit of research on it. Customer reviews and industry ratings can be an excellent indicator of how long you can expect to enjoy your new furniture. Do not be afraid to take your time and do your research before investing in a major purchase.

Buy for your unique needs

Whether you are shopping for sofas, mattresses, rugs, dressers, desks, lamps, recliners, nightstands, stools, mirrors, benches, wardrobes or any other furnishings, you need to know that not every piece may meet your specific needs. For example, if you are looking for a new dining room table, it should be able to accommodate seating for your largest get-together of the year. If your Thanksgiving dinner plans include twelve guests, then a ten seat table may not be suitable for your requirements. If you often take naps on your couch, you want to be sure your new sofa is comfortable in both the sitting and sleeping positions. No matter what you are looking for, make sure it will be the right fit for your home.

Work with an experienced salesperson

There is some information that can be hard to find when doing your own research. You may need to rely on the knowledge and experience of your salesperson. If you suspect that the person helping you with your purchase is not that familiar with the products they sell, you might wind up with something you will not be satisfied with. High Point Furniture Shopping Tours has been providing personalized shopping concierge services and shopping tours to stores throughout High Point, NC and even showrooms that are not regularly open to the public for years. You can trust our furniture concierge to find you pieces that you will like, and to not pressure you to buy a piece like a retail salesperson might.

Some extra precaution can go a long way

Before you start visiting furniture showrooms and galleries, take some time to really consider and think about the investment you are about to make for your home and comfort. Make sure to  get all the information you need before you walk through the door. If you have any questions or concerns about  shopping for high-quality furniture in the High Point, North Carolina area, give us a call and we will be happy to discuss our one-of-a-kind  furniture shopping tours, including showrooms that are not usually open to the general public.