Buying furniture is investing in your home. It is an exciting time and a great opportunity to have fun with your home and express yourself, however selecting new pieces for your home can turn into a stressful experience without the right advice. We have asked Christies Furniture to work with us to provide some tips when it comes to fitting out your home, whether you need to furnish a brand new property or are looking to update your existing decor. Christies Furniture, located in Wendouree, are all about providing customers with quality furnishings and local advice.
What furniture do you need?
This is your chance to decide on the pieces of furniture you will be shopping for.
To help you decide consider these questions:
Which room/s need new furniture?
What is the room used for?
Who uses the room?
How will the furniture be used?
Size and Shape - Does the size and shape of the furniture fit into your home?
Keep in mind the dimensions of your home when shopping for furniture. It is always recommended to measure the space the furniture is for and take note of the dimensions. Don't forget to measure entryways to ensure your selected furniture can be moved in without a fuss.
Look at the shape and think how it will fit into your home. Although easy to overlook, this is essential when shopping for furniture - whether it be a lounge suite, a bed, a bookcase or kid's furniture. If the piece has a unique shape it may change how it fits into the space around it.
Consider whether the furniture needs room to move or open (ie. wardrobes, tallboys). Take all your measurements with this in mind. This way you will be prepared for when you head in store to see your options in person.
Decor - Will the furniture match the style of your home?
If you have an already established decor or are creating a new style altogether, you will want pieces that both compliment each other and match your personal taste.
Start by considering the style and colour of any existing furniture. If you are filling an empty space, then decide on the style and colour scheme you wish to create. We like to think anything is possible with the right pieces of furniture!
You may wish to shop for your furniture by finding the pieces that speak to you in the moment, or you may plan out the exact pieces you want that will emulate a specific style. Consider taking inspiration from magazines, television, websites like Pinterest or even store displays. There are so many examples available today demonstrating a variety of styles. Perhaps you could match your pieces with a simple colour scheme for an incredible impact or you could choose mismatched pieces to create a unique vibe. Whatever you wish for you home, we are sure you will pick a style that will help you feel at home.
Material & Fabrics - What is the ideal material for your furniture?
The material of your furniture may vary greatly depending on where your furniture is, what it will be used for and who will be using it.
If you have small children you will benefit from more durable and stain-friendly materials. Alternatively the delicate fabrics which need more care, like cashmere or silk, are ideal for adult households and areas used less regularly.
Furniture in frequently used spaces like dining rooms and living areas may benefit from materials that are easier to clean. However some households can get away with more delicate fabrics in these rooms. It all depends on your style, taste and lifestyle.
Another point to consider is some materials only come in a limited number of colours, while others offer many to choose from. Another great tip is that patterned, dark coloured or textured fabrics will show less wear and tear compared to plain or light coloured materials.
Find the best match for your lifestyle and for the members of your household.
Delivery - What are the delivery options available in your area?
Before deciding to purchase the pieces of furniture you have fallen in love with, it is best to find out how they can be delivered to your home. Fortunately, Christies Furniture offers free delivery to the Ballarat region. We suggest you find out what is available to you and ensure you have a way of getting your newly purchased furniture back home.
Brand new furniture can make a huge impact on a space and on your lifestyle. We hope these tips will help you choose some fantastic pieces to help make your house a home. Good luck! We would like to thank Christies Furniture for helping shed some light on the furniture buying process. Thank you!
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