In many households, the living room and living room furniture gets used more than anything else in the home. Because of the amount of time that many families spend in this area, it only makes sense that you’d want to make this room as beautiful and welcoming as you can.
One way you can do this is to bring in new furniture to the space. However, buying all new furniture can be a very overwhelming experience, especially if you haven’t bought new furniture in a while. To help you with this process, here are three tips for buying new living room furniture.
Measure Everything Multiple Times
While your old furniture may have fit into the room perfectly, you’re not going to know if any new furniture that you bring into the space will fit until you measure everything. Your measurements should include measuring how big your space is and the size of the furniture that you’re looking to buy.
In addition to these measurements, Geoff Williams, a contributor to U.S. News and World Report, share that you’ll also want to measure things like your doorways or any space that you’ll need to bring the furniture through in order to get it to your living room. For some people, this may include measuring an elevator or stairway. If you fail to take all of these measurements and carefully consider them when buying a new piece of furniture, you could wind up spending your money on something that you can’t actually get into your home.
Get Seating Options That Fit Your Body
Once you know the size of furniture you can safely and comfortably bring into your home, it’s now time to start looking for the actual pieces you want to buy.
When looking at new pieces of furniture that you’ll be sitting on, it’s important to think about how comfortable you are sitting in each seat, not only with the materials but also with how your body fits into a seated position. According to Abe Abbas, a contributor to The Spruce, when you’re sitting on a couch or other seat in your living room, you should be able to have some back support from the cushions while also being able to place your feet on the floor and have your knees bent and leaning slightly forward. If you can’t sit like this, that piece of furniture likely isn’t going to be a good match for your body type.
Go With A Guarantee
Because buying furniture can get expensive, you’ll want to make sure that you’re covered financially if something doesn’t turn out the way you’d thought it would. To get this assurance, Olivia Heath, Liz Murphy, and Hayley Gilbert, contributors to House Beautiful, advise that you try to only buy from retailers or manufacturers that offer at least a 15-year guarantee on the furniture they sell.
If you’re going to be buying new living room furniture soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you in picking out the right pieces for you.