5 Questions to Consider Before You Buy Furniture

Questions to Consider Before You Buy Furniture

Are you searching for a list of questions to ask yourself before you buy new furniture?

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we understand how important it is to make a good investment in your home.

In this article, we will go over five questions you should answer before you go furniture shopping.

1) What’s My Personal Style?

Understanding your personal style will help you narrow down the furniture stores you’d like to visit.

Most furniture stores will typically fall into the modern, contemporary, or traditional category.

La-Z-Boy Furniture is versatile enough for you style it in a variety of different ways.

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For example, our Collins Sofa can easily fit into a coastal, rustic, or bohemian style home.

If you’re unsure of your style, you can meet with one of our degreed interior designers for free.

Or receive a free personal style analysis by answering the questions on our short 10-question quiz.

2) How Will I Use My Furniture?

Thinking about how your furniture will most often be used will give you a better idea of what you need to buy.

Here are a few questions to consider:

  • How many people will typically be sitting in each room?
  • Is the home you’re buying furniture for permanent or temporary?
  • Do you have pets? Will they be allowed on the furniture?

Knowing the number of friends and family who will be using your furniture will tell you how many seats you need in each room.

This is also a good time to consider if you need stationary or reclining furniture.

If the home you’re buying furniture for is temporary, you may want to buy easy-to-move furniture like a modular sectional.

Upholstering your furniture in pet-friendly fabrics will protect your furniture from sharp claws and give you peace-of-mind.

3) How Long Will I Keep My Furniture?

If you plan on keeping your furniture for a long time, you’ll want to invest in quality construction and durability.

La-Z-Boy Furniture is known for being passed down from generation to generation.

For example, customers often tell us about La-Z-Boy Recliners they’ve had in their family for more than 40 years.

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La-Z-Boy employs thousands across North America who cut, sew, and handcraft millions of pieces of furniture each year.

You’ll notice furniture made overseas or with low-quality materials typically comes with a lower price point.

However, it may not last as long or be as durable.

4) Do I Want Leather or Fabric Upholstery?

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, our furniture can be customized with more than 900 different leathers and fabrics.

The type of leather or fabric you select will influence the overall look of your furniture and the final price.

Leather furniture is known for its outstanding durability and comfort. However, it also comes with a higher material cost.

Most people will upholster their big items like sectionals or sofas in fabric. Then select a nice leather for their accent chair or recliner.

This brings in the best of both worlds to your room without breaking the bank.

5) Have I Considered My Budget?

Giving yourself a price range and sticking to it will keep you from spending more than you expected.

If you’re not sure where to start, here are some articles that will help you set your price range:

Keep in mind furniture stores like Ashley HomeStore will have different starting price points.

It’s also important to consider tax and  furniture delivery when you calculate your final price.

Be sure to share the amount you want to spend with your design consultant so they can help you stay within your budget.

Check Out These Additional Resources

Answering these five questions before buying furniture will help you find the perfect items for your home.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, our design consultants are available to give advice and guide you along the way.

Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:

We’d be happy to help you bring your dreams to life at any of our locations in NC, SC, and GA.

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