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Furniture Shopping Common Mistakes

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Before buying a phone, a computer or even a car, we usually ask our friends and family for advice, we discuss it, we study the offer available on the market and we try not to make rash decisions.  I would be glad to hear you also do this when redecorating or buying furniture.

Even though you may be well informed, we are going to give you some tips to make sure there is no room for any mistakes:

– Create a budget and do your best to stick with it. Include 10% for unpredictable expenses.

– Make sure you have a clear image of the utility, dimensions and colors.

– Don’t compare the store display with your apartment. Something might look beautiful in the shop arrangement, but it could look terrible in your apartment (especially if it’s smaller).

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– Be extra careful when choosing the colors. The light and shades associations are tricky and you might not see the pure “real” colors at first glance.

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– Test. Test. Test. Make sure the upper cabinets are at the right height, the sofa is comfy and the chair is proper for the hours you spend in front of your computer.

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– Don’t take a large party when you go shopping. It’s more than likely they have different ideas, so it’s going to be very difficult to decide. Furthermore, they might influence you in the wrong direction.

– Don’t refuse specialised help from the shop assistants. If you haven’t studied design, you will need all the help you can get.

– Have you measured the door? Because you need to make sure you don’t take it down in order to be able to go through with the furniture. Same goes for the stairs or narrow hallways.

– Don’t rush into buying. If the store often rolls out discount campaigns, wait for the next one. In some cases, you can even negotiate a discount. It doesn’t always work, but it’s worth trying.

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