Buying furniture for your home isn’t the same as buying a new T-shirt or a pair of socks. Furniture, particularly wooden furniture, is a long-term decision.
People choose furniture for multiple reasons – it may be practical, attractive, or fashionable.
For those looking for new furniture for a new home or to revamp their space, the main factors considered are price and space. There are, however, some other important things to keep in mind while shopping for furniture which will help you choose furniture that is just right for your home.
Does it look good?
Looks matter. Period. When buying new furniture for your home, there are two primary things to consider:
Any piece of furniture you purchase should fit in your space making it look and feel cozy. Any home decor magazine will give you ideas on how to arrange the furniture of varying shapes and sizes so they make the room look good. Items that are too large can make the room look cluttered and stuffy, and those that are too small will not be completed utilizing the potential of your room.
Any piece of furniture you buy should go with the overall theme for your room or home. Hence deciding the theme in advance and keeping in mind all the items you’ve already purchased for that particular space will allow you to make a better decision.
What is it made of?
This is an important factor to consider as the material can affect how long it is going to last, how portable it is (in case you shift homes often), and how much maintenance it will require
If opting for wooden furniture, you should first enquire about the wood it is made of. Good quality wooden furniture is expensive because the wood it is made of is of high quality and has sturdiness and durability but would require regular and thorough maintenance to keep the shape.
If opting for laminated furniture, which would probably be for more modern styles, look at the grain pattern and finish to see if it looks good.
Particularly when looking to purchase upholstery, look at the cloth or leather that is attached to it. Does the pattern, color, and texture look good to you? Is the material prone to wear and tear, or does it seem like it’ll last for a couple of years with minimal maintenance? This is important because this affects the quality of the furniture.
Does it suit you?
One of the best ways to make sure you don’t make purchases that you may regret later on is to ensure that the item suits you. You may do so by asking yourself the following questions:
Is it what you need?
Does it have the space that you require? Is it functional as well as attractive? Will this furniture improve or elevate your current life in any way?
Is it what you want?
Does it make you happy? Does the addition of a particular furniture item make your space look more personalized? If you are a perfectionist and want something made exactly the way you’ve envisioned it, you can also opt for custom-made wooden furniture. If in Karachi, you can visit the Timber Market to be both impressed and overwhelmed by the variety of options available.
Most people don’t change their furniture for years, and some good quality furniture even gets passed down to generations. So while buying a new shelf may not be a big deal, putting in some thought while looking for a new cabinet, chest of drawers, closet or couch does make sense.
What are some other things you consider when buying furniture for your home?
If you intend to have your new wood furniture custom made or are simply (re)searching options available in the market, then Ebony Woods deals with a large variety of solid as well as laminated wood options. You can check out the options available or call us at +92-332-33-ebony(32669) for assistance. With two branches across the city, we pride ourselves on the quality and durability of our materials and our customer service. We are sure that once you visit our store, we will become your go-to for woodwork in Karachi.