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7 Furniture Shopping Tips You Need to Know


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1) Take Pictures with Your Phone

It’s amazing to live in a time when everyone has a high-quality digital camera in their pocket. Most smartphones have cameras capable of taking and saving hundreds of pictures. Before you go shopping, take some pictures of your room with your phone. Try a few different angles to get the full scale of the room. Referring back to these pictures will help you visualize the room while you’re in the store.

2) Measure Your Room

Pull out a tape measure and write down the dimensions of your room. This will help you find furniture that fits your space.

3) Consult with Friends & Family

Your friends and family are who you’ll share your furniture with while they’re visiting your home, so you’ll want them to be comfortable. bAsking for their opinion is a good way to help them feel comfortable with your furniture. Of course, you should have the final say in what you decide to spend your money on. It’s important to consider others when shopping for furniture. Plus, it’s helpful to bounce ideas off other people and learn from their perspectives.

4) Do Your Research Online

You can compare prices, read reviews, and find all sorts of design inspiration online.

Most of your questions about furniture and interior design are answered on the internet too. Being informed will help you make the right furniture purchase for your home. Plus, it’s easier for design consultants to work with educated and engaged clients.

5) Set Your Budget

Decide how much you want to spend on your new room before you go shopping.

It’s helpful to give yourself a range so it’s easier to stay under budget. Let your design consultant rep know your budget so they can help you stay within it. Most furniture stores offer great financing deals. Be sure to keep this option in mind while setting your budget.

6) Check Your Delivery Details

Your furniture delivery options will vary depending on where you shop and where you live.

Here are a few questions you should ask before you agree to the terms of your delivery.

  • Will I know the exact time of delivery?

  • Will I have to lift and move the furniture myself?

  • Will I have to assemble the furniture myself?

Some companies charge for the delivery of large items and others offer it for free.

Be sure to ask these questions about your delivery. You don’t want to find your brand new furniture sitting outside in the rain.

7) Remember to Have Fun

The last of our seven furniture shopping tips is the most important in our opinion.

Always remember to have fun shopping for furniture and don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed.

We understand it can be stressful when you’re spending a bunch of money on something you’ll have for a long time.

Your La-Z-Boy Design Consultant will ensure you make the best decisions for your unique style, budget, and living space.

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