Furniture Shopping Tips
Josh and I are on the hunt for a loveseat for our living room (insert squeels of excitement from me!). This is really the first time we’ve bought a new piece of furniture and if I’m going to be spending a significant amount of money I want to get something I love that is also comfortable and will last a long time.
The first thing I’ve done is actually masking tape out the size of sofa I think will fit in the space to help narrow down the search and also make sure we don’t buy something that’s too big for the living room. Josh laughed at me for this, I think it’s a great idea. I also know I won’t be buying anything sight unseen…I need to test drive it before throwing down the cash.
We’re just in the beginning stages of shopping around so I’m hoping you all have some good tips & advice for this novice furniture buyer! Do you purchase the additional leather or fabric protection, can I ‘wheel and deal’ on price and try to purchase the floor sample? Are there things to stay away from?