Make purchasing furniture hassle-free by following these simple tips

Usually, the looks of the pieces are given importance while choosing furniture. Image courtesy: Africa Studio / Shutterstock

Furniture plays a vital role in making or breaking the look of an abode. Looks, compactness, durability and budget are some of the major points that need to be kept in mind while choosing furniture pieces for your dream dwelling. Besides timber, furniture made in cane, veneer, multi wood and many other materials are easily available in the market. Usually, around 10% of the total budget is kept aside to purchase furniture pieces like couches, dining table, cots and chairs.

Interior designers say that furniture shouldn’t be randomly chosen just like products are bought from a super market. There has to be proper planning regarding the budget and material before buying furniture. Besides, you should also decide whether to go for customized furniture that matches the general theme of the house. Couch sets that costs from Rs 15,000 up to Rs 40,000 are available in the market. The owner of the house should decide the range in advance, so that purchasing furniture wouldn’t be a strenuous task. Now, many furniture shops offer EMI schemes for their products. However, it is up to the owner to decide whether they should sign up for such schemes.

Usually, the looks of the pieces are given undue importance while choosing furniture. However, durability is what you should be really looking for. The furniture and other décor in a house reflect the personalities and life style of the family members. So, the family must make collective decisions before buying each item for furnishing.

Online purchase

Earlier, people used to visit the nearby furniture shops or showrooms to select the furniture pieces. However, these days, they go the showrooms to get an idea about the latest stocks and designs and then do a comparison of prices on various online sites. Unlike earlier times, people have no qualms in buying furniture from online sites. However, custom made cots, wardrobes and cabinets are still preferred by many customers. Besides, people are willing to reuse their old furniture by giving them a modern makeover. Moreover, there are many takers for pre owned furniture too. However, having furniture custom made is more profitable in the long run.

No need for timber

Furniture made in teak wood and Indian rosewood has always enjoyed great popularity due to its durability and classy looks. However, now, non natural timber varieties like MDF and plywood are extensively used to make furniture pieces like wardrobes, tables and chairs. Lots of furnishing items are made using MDF, laminated ply, marine ply and veneer. They are durable and are easy to maintain too. Meanwhile, plywood is available in five different varieties like soft wood, hard wood, decorative, tropical and marine. The customer could choose from these varieties based on their durability, sturdiness and price.

Tips to note while purchasing online

You have to be extra careful while purchasing furniture online. Before ordering furniture items like couches or cots, one has to have a clear idea about the spot where they intend to place them. You should be sure about the size of the furniture that you are ordering. Calculate the total price, including the moving charges and compare it with the showroom price to understand which one is profitable. Most importantly, you should learn a great deal about online retailing before making the purchase. Make sure that the seller would take back the item in case you wish to return the furniture. 

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