1. Set a budget…and stick to it
Try to set a budget for each room and spend relatively evenly to stay on top of your finances. For the items you use every day, look to buy a quality finish as they tend to be more durable.
2. Inviting guests?
Try to make your furniture as versatile as possible. Perhaps buy an extendable dining table that can be lengthened or shortened depending on who’s round for dinner.
3. Don’t buy too much
Try to resist buying more decorative pieces like console tables until your main pieces of furniture are installed in your home. You may find that you don't need as much as you think when you've moved in and living in the space.
4. Measure twice, buy once
Use your upcoming home tour to take measurements for you larger items of furniture such as sofas, beds and dining tables. It'll save you having to make any returns!
5. Think about tones and styles
Good quality furniture will often outlast the rest of the décor, so think twice before using upholstery as a bold accent colour. It’s far easier and cheaper to change a cushion or curtain colour further down the line, and so neutral tones and wood types is often a safe bet, especially if you’re looking to rent your home out.
6. Get professional interior design help
If your agents don’t already offer the service, then contact us. We can recommend several great furnishing companies. They’ll share concepts, at a price point that suits you – and they’ll even deliver and install it for you!
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