Buying new furniture is an exciting and rewarding task. The right item can upgrade and transform a room with a fresh new look. A high-quality and beautiful piece of luxury furniture is also a significant financial investment, so it's important that you choose wisely. Before you head down to your local luxury furniture store, here are two things to consider.
1. The dimensions required
It's all too common for people to buy a beautiful piece of furniture, only to find that when they take it home, it doesn't fit into the desired room properly. Most commonly, the piece of furniture is too big for a room, taking up too much space for comfort. Alternatively, you may choose a piece that ends up looking dwarfed and out of proportion in a large space.
To avoid this problem, it's important to take measurements of the area where you want to locate your new furniture item. Trying to rely on your memory is a risk because it can be hard to conceptualize just how big or small a piece of furniture when it's in a large showroom.
2. The existing color scheme
Tying your new piece of furniture in with the existing color scheme in your home is important. It helps to keep the room looking stylish, cohesive and beautiful. You'll need to take into consideration the existing materials in the room, the paint color in the room, and the mix of colors in the existing soft furnishings.
It can be very difficult to compare the existing color scheme to your new furniture item when you're at the furniture store. It's helpful to take color swatches with you so that you can accurately look like next to each furniture option.
For wall paint, a visit to your local hardware store can help you secure sample cards for the paint color you have on your wall. If it's not possible to take sample swatches, photographs of the different features in the relevant room is the next best option.
Unlike many other purchases for the home, large furniture items are generally not able to be returned or changed once you've taken them home. That's why being properly prepared and armed with the right information before you visit the furniture store is so important. It's the best way to ensure that your new luxury furniture piece will be a great investment and a wonderful new addition to your home.