Essential Furniture Shopping Tips

November 15th, 2013 Paul Dekker


Moving in together is one of the biggest tests that you can go through with your significant other. One of the first problems to overcome when you are leaving the comforts of mom and dad’s place is the realization that you have nothing but clothes to your name. 


The centerpiece of your bedroom, the bed, is one of the most obvious and essential pieces to pick up first. You’ll spend a lot of time here, so it’s important that you both are comfortable. Go shopping together to see what suits each of your individual styles. Look for something that isn’t too soft, or too hard, but just right. 


Shopping for couches is also crucial, and again obvious, for any home or apartment. When shopping for a couch you need to factor in your lifestyle. Are you planning to have pets at your new place? If so, you may want something that is easy to clean the hair off before your guests arrive. Do you prefer sleek lines? You may want to go with a more contemporary piece then.



The best tip that we can give about buying furniture for your home is to do some research online first, to get an idea of what you both like. Once you have an idea board of all the furniture you want, be sure to visit the stores in person to get a detailed view of the furniture styles you’d like in your home.


Before you get started, browse the Infographic below to view the differences between couples when they shop for new furniture.


Women and Men, When they are shoping for Furniture
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