Last updated on February 5th, 2018 at 03:53 pm
Shopping is fun! Well…it can be if you know what you’re looking for. Knowing the tricks of the trade and being able to pull a few furniture shopping tips out of your back pocket when you need them most can prove to make the process successful and fun.
A great way to minimize the headache that comes from looking at website after website is to schedule a trip to actually try some furniture pieces on for size. Some of the most renowned furniture showrooms in NC are here at Hickory Furniture Mart. So go ahead and take that sofa for the proverbial spin. That’s the first tip.
Test it out. Test a sofa by lying down on it, or a sideboard by opening drawers and doors. Know what you want and need. Here are some other helpful hints:
Measure your space – Know room measurements (walls, ceilings, openings) and existing furniture measurements. This way, when you find a piece you like, you’ll know if it will fit!
Bring your camera – Pictures are worth a thousand words! When you see item after item, it’s tough to remember details. Your camera can help.
Write it out – Bring along a small notebook and put your writing skills to use. Take notes on certain characteristics you may like or dislike about individual pieces.
Have a project folder – Fill it with paint chips, wood finishes, fabric swatches, etc. Anything and everything that will be in your room should be in your folder!