Your new house is ready and waiting to be equipped with furniture. Choosing the right furniture for your house is definitely not an easy task by any means. It is quite a tedious, arduous and demanding task. After all, you do not buy furniture every second year. It is a long-term purchase. So how do you go about it? Few tips have been listed below to make your task easier.
1. Select the Theme for Your House
Firstly, you need to decide on the theme for the house. You need to decide whether you wish to go for a modern, contemporary, antique, eclectic or any other look for the house. Here you could blend a couple of styles by using one common theme around the house and one different theme for any one of the rooms just to give a slight twist. Say you decide to go for a modern look, you could have an eclectic look to one of the rooms.
2. Decide on The Items That Can Be Used from The Existing Furniture
Having decided on the look of the house, the next step would be to decide on the list of different items of furniture to be purchased. You will have to carefully decide on the items that you could keep for the existing furniture. Obviously, they need to be in fairly good condition other than some small refurbishing work here and there. Plus, you need to be sure that they would gel with the new look and furniture that would come. You could probably change the colour of the polish or paint to give it a look that goes more with the newly decided theme. The remaining pieces of furniture can be sold online and the money thereof can be added to your budget for your new furniture.
3. Help Yourself with The Services of An Interior Designer
Taking the services of an acknowledged interior designer could be welcome since they have been designing homes for different clients and have a comprehensive knowledge on the subject. If he/she is too expensive to hire for the entire purchasing process, then you could just take a one-time consultancy service and take sound advice provided by them.
4. Decide the Material for Each Type of Furniture
It is quite wise and advisable to go for solid wood furniture than for iron or particle board made furniture. Particle board can be quite cheaper but it doesn’t last long definitely. You could buy few things in wrought iron furniture also but remember that iron is quite heavy and would require quite an effort in case you have to move furniture later. But a few items in iron are always welcome with beautiful intricate designs coming in wrought iron.
5. Do an Online Search to Get an Idea of The Prices and Decide an Approximate Range for Each New Item to Be Purchased
Next, you need to have a good look at your budget. You now have a list of new items to purchase for each room and the budget thereof. Obviously, some small part of this budget will be used for refurbishing the existing furniture that shall be kept back.
You can search online for different designs that suit your theme to get an idea of the price of each item that needs to be purchased. Total up the approximate price of all items and match with your budget.
6. Shopping Time It Is!
Now that you have decided on the theme, items to purchase and their approximate prices, you will have to shop around few different furniture houses. Make a list of items that you like from the different stores that you visit. It would be wise not to finalize anything in the first few days of shopping until you have visited the stores. Once you have had a look at all the shops, you can sit down and finalize which items to buy from which store. You will obviously be looking at the total cost to ensure that it is within your pre-decided budget. For those who look to have a small office space in their house where they can entertain their clients, they will need an office table and chairs. You can shop for them online also. It is better to shop for office chairs only rather than normal home chairs. A variety of office chairs are available online and offline that suit different budgets.