Upgrading your residence from a studio apartment to a townhouse may prompt you to go furniture shopping. If you inherited the pieces that you already own, it can be difficult to choose new items that will complement the furnishings that you plan on keeping. Arm yourself with some strategies that will ensure that your purchases will look great in your new residence and will be used on a regular basis.
Decide What To Keep And What To Purchase
Moving is often expensive in itself, and heading into a furniture showroom without knowing what you truly need could result in you buying more items than you have room for or picking pieces that won't give you the sense of satisfaction that initially drew you to them once you set them up inside of your new living quarters. Look over what you currently own and think about your daily habits.
A bed, a dresser, some chairs, a couch to relax on, and an area to serve and eat meals may be what you need to complete most of your daily activities. If some of your furnishings are in relatively good shape, they can be integrated with a couple of new items that will fit into your design scheme.
For instance, if you own a decent living room set but are lacking a coffee table, maybe the table can be one of the priorities that you seek when shopping for furnishings. For any items that you have owned for many years and that have not aged well, consider replacing them entirely. Write down the staple items that you need and use the list as a point of reference, throughout your shopping trip.
When you move into your townhouse, place all of your furnishings in the rooms where they will be utilized. Use masking tape to outline the areas where new purchases will go. Make each outline slightly bigger than what you envision the size of each new furnishing. Take measurements of the outlines and of your furniture, including the height, width, and length of each piece.
Because a table that appears to be low could actually be too tall in comparison to your couch or the set of chairs that will be surrounding the new addition, having the measurements at your disposal will prevent you from buying an item that will not match well with the items that you have already set up in your home.
During your shopping trip, bring along a tape measure to aid in comparing the measurements of new furnishings with the measurements of your current furnishings and the outlines that you have designated for the new items.
Visit a furniture store to begin looking for new pieces of furniture today.