The Dos and Don’ts of Furniture Shopping

Shopping for furniture can be overwhelming. With specific measurements to keep in mind, colors to coordinate, and a large variety of merchandise, it’s hard to know where to begin. Your friends at Woodchuck’s make it their goal to take away any discomfort when shopping for new furniture. To help make the experience more enjoyable, check out our dos and don’ts of furniture shopping.

DO: Know what you’re looking for

As with any major purchase, it’s essential to do your research. When shopping for furniture, consider the space you’re working with, then identify the size, colors, texture, and fabric type that appeals to your style. After you’ve defined these details, it’s time to take a trip to your local furniture shop.

Once you enter through a local furniture store’s doors, a sales representative will approach you to help steer you towards what you’re looking for. Discussing your plan with a sales representative is a great way to ensure you find the right department.

Come prepared with the right questions to stay on track and make for an efficient transaction. Making a plan ahead of time will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed by dozens of options. You can leave the store feeling confident that your purchase will match your home’s vision.

Sofas and other furniture in a showroom

DON’T: Leave without testing the furniture

Whether you are purchasing a new bedroom set or a sofa, take the time to test them out. Set a coffee cup down on a table surface to make sure it’s stable, or lay down on the cushions to test their level of comfort before making your decision. Feel free to experiment with different fills, fabrics, and styles to find what you like best.

Our sales representatives won’t rush you into making a decision. We want you to treat the furniture in the store as you would at home. Relax for a few minutes before you conclude if it’s worth your investment.

A woman sits on a couch and reads a book

DO: Measure your space

Use a tape measure and write down the measurements. Don’t limit your measurements to just the space you want to furnish: measure entryways, doors, walls, and existing furniture. This will help you better visualize the furniture in the room.

Bring your tape measure with you to the store so you can measure the furniture before you commit. Make sure the furniture will complement the space before you make the purchase. This will save you time and money.

A measuring tape against a yellow background

DON’T: Be scared to ask questions

The friendly staff at Woodchuck’s is always up-to-date on what’s in stock. Whether it’s related to design, price, or warranty, they will respond thoughtfully to each question you have.

Our team is there to recommend items that fit your budget and decorative tastes. You can trust their guidance since they don’t work on commission. Our employees are passionate about helping you find the perfect pieces for your home.

A sofa, chair, coffee table and other furniture in a living room

Stop by Woodchuck’s to Find Your Perfect Furniture!

At Woodchuck’s, our staff is committed to finding the right products for your home. Our team will take the time to understand the vision for your home. We always have the fine furniture that your home craves. Follow our dos and don’ts of furniture shopping and come by our showroom in Jacksonville, FL today!

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