Furniture can be a big investment, so it’s important to do some research beforehand to make sure you’re making the right choices. If you’re looking to buy some new furniture for your home, be sure to consider these common furniture myths and misconceptions first.
Myth #1: High prices equal high quality.
While higher-end furniture will cost more than a piece of furniture from your local superstore, don’t assume that just because something is expensive means it’s nice. Customers are often tempted to purchase pricey furniture that appears to be high-quality but does not hold up over time.
That said, be sure to do some research before making any furniture purchases. You should choose furniture that is made from long-lasting materials such as real wood and leather. Seek out recommendations and reviews from the places you’re looking to purchase from. Don’t overpay for furniture made with low-quality materials.
Myth #2: Everything should match.
In the past, it was much more customary for furniture buyers to outfit their whole home with items from a single store or collection. However, because there are so many options nowadays, the tendency has shifted away from “matching” all furniture and more towards coordinating it and making sure the pieces go well together.
While it’s a good idea for there to be a consistent “flow” throughout your home, it doesn’t mean that everything has to be the same color or have the same fabric upholstery. In fact, you can get some of the greatest results by using a combination of different materials and textures throughout your home.
Myth #3: You shouldn’t spend a lot of money on furniture if you have kids.
Many people assume that if they have small children, they should avoid buying pricey furniture. They are concerned that their kids’ playfulness would result in damaged furniture that will need to be replaced. As a result, they tend to buy less expensive furniture.
However, high-quality furniture is built to last and withstand family life, so it is more cost-effective in the long run. Cheaply-made furniture can be damaged easily, and you may find yourself replacing it frequently, which could end up being more expensive over all.
Myth #4: Leather is higher-quality than fabric.
Fabric couches are frequently available at a lower cost than leather couches. However, this does not imply that leather is “better” than fabric. Both leather and fabric have their own advantages, and you should choose which one best suits your needs, depending on your lifestyle and personal preference.
Also keep in mind that the price and quality of fabric couches will vary greatly based on the type of fabric used, as well as the wood frame and interior components.
Myth #5: There are design rules to follow.
Finally, while there are guidelines and suggestions for how you should or should not decorate your home, they are all subjective and based on opinion. When it comes to buying furniture and space planning, there are certain fundamental standards to follow, but it ultimately comes down to your personal preference and style.
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