Tips for Selecting the Right Furniture for Your Home

Furniture Shopping

First things first: if and when you’re selecting furniture for your home, get a measuring tape and check the widest, biggest entrance to see if the item(s) you want will “fit through the door.” Imagine buying a big new couch or bed only to find it won’t fit through the front door or some other big opening to get it inside, right? Hey, that happens!

When selecting furniture for your home consider how much money you are willing to spend. Do you plan to go with lesser quality furniture that won’t last long or do you want to invest in higher quality furniture that you’d hope would last your lifetime? Do you want to concentrate on one room for now, or buy furniture for multiple rooms?

What do you like? Make a mental or written list of what you’d enjoy looking at everyday. For instance, maybe you love the “Country” look with its painted woods and floral designs or you prefer the “Contemporary” look with its sharp and angular designs. Generally, you can mix and match looks and styles, but not too much. An Amish rocker next to a metallic silver chair from IKEA might be a little too eclectic for some…but to each their own, right?

You should like the look of the furniture you acquire, as well as how it feels and functions. What good is a really cool piece of furniture if no one ever feels comfortable touching it, sitting on it, or using it? Be a bit practical with what you choose. Your furniture needs to service your needs on a daily basis.

If you’re like most people, you have a general idea of what you might like and/or need when it comes to furniture for your place, but you’re not quite sure where to find it, how to get it “home” and where to actually put it once it has arrived. That’s where Sherwood Studios comes in…call 248-855-1600 or email and say, “I need interior design help; can you help me pick out furniture?”

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