Nobody likes investing in furniture that proves to be unusable too soon. Unfortunately, such a scenario happens too often in many homes and offices. The implication? Wasted money, wasted time, and additional rubbles that have to be disposed of.
While it’s true that most furniture designs are picked out for their aesthetic value, considering only that is an unwise way to make furniture investments. It is definitely satisfying to purchase the most attractive furniture that you see, but such satisfaction wouldn’t last long if your purchase fails to serve its central purpose.
In this article, we will go through a few tips to help you in making wise furniture choices for your home, office, or home office. Remember: we want both aesthetics and functionality. Let’s start:
Drop fast-fashion-unless they’re really good.
Fast fashion is true to its claims: it sells fast, it satisfies fast, and it loses its value fast. This is true for different types of things, including clothes, gadget accessories, and furniture. Because of that, our first tip here is to avoid fast fashion as much as possible.
When you start to get too excited with a furniture’s color, design, or cheap price, pause and try to think of what you really need. You want something that will last–something that transcends seasons and trends. Buying a popular or fashionable piece of home or office furniture is only acceptable if it’s backed up by positive and reliable reviews and if you deem it suitable for your needs.
Go for furniture that blends with existing decors.
Similar to how most people choose clothes that they can mix and match with their existing wardrobe, your choice of furniture should also be influenced by your existing room or office decor. In this way, you can avoid forcing a piece of furniture to fit in a room where it just doesn’t fit.
Plus, if you’re someone who gets bothered by minute awkward details in your home or office, choosing furniture that suits your current decor will save you from discomfort and having to alter your room set-up or design.
Go for body-friendly options.
Now that we’ve got the style side covered, let’s now go to what can make a practical furniture choice. Because furniture choices are a big investment, selecting furniture that serves its function is a must. Also, for practicality and health purposes, it’s important to choose something that’s body-friendly and truly worth your money.
Furniture-related body pain is a common occurrence. You might be able to disregard it in most days, but using the same pain-causing furniture regularly can cause irreversible health conditions like MSDs. Thus, in the longterm, choosing body-friendly or ergonomic furniture is always more practical than selecting one that isn’t.
Don’t just find furniture. Find a store you can trust.
Given the vast furniture options that you can find both in brick-and-mortar stores and online shops, it’s likely that you will find low-quality furniture disguised as high-quality. To avoid being victimized by that trap, it pays to be picky in your choice of store and furniture manufacturer.
Thankfully, researching dependable brands is very easy these days. If you know how to sort reliables sources from unreliable ones, you can make Google your friend and research your way to meeting the furniture store or supplier that can offer both stylish, functional, and practical choices.
Having these tips covered, it’s important to remember that we all make impractical or second-best decisions sometimes. If you end up buying something that led you to regret, turn it into a learning opportunity so that you can make wiser decisions in your next purchases.