Once your children have moved out of the house, you have an exciting opportunity to refresh your home’s interior design. Whether you decide to downsize or stay put, new furniture can help you make your home more comfortable, stylish, personal, and organized. Before you buy a new piece, consider these five questions to ask in a furniture showroom.
1. Do You Have…?
Perhaps you go into the showroom with a specific piece of furniture in mind. Or, maybe you’re there to get ideas. Either way, one of the best reasons to view furniture in person is that it’s fun to thoroughly explore your options.
You can ask if they have a table in a similar style to another one or if they have a specific brand that produces the quality sofas you’ve always loved. Roaming through the showroom floor is an exciting experience, but don’t shy away from getting efficient service from an associate.
2. What Do You Suggest?
Another question you can ask a furniture showroom sales associate is what they suggest for your home. An experienced associate understands fads, trends, and classic staples of interior design. They know how furniture can help you achieve the style you’re trying to achieve and can give you advice on how to furnish the spaces you love.
3. When Can This Be Delivered?
Ask questions about the logistics of your shipment. Having a timeframe for when to expect the furniture helps you gauge when you need to move the old furniture out. While you’ll receive a notification when they ship your furniture, you’ll appreciate knowing beforehand so you can prepare your home on time.
4. How Do I Maintain This Furniture?
Whether you’re concerned about protecting wood, stone surfaces, or fabrics, ask the sales associate how you can maintain your furniture. Knowing the care requirements might help you decide between two contenders. This is also a great time to ask what the warranty covers.
5. What Other Colors or Fabrics Does This Come In?
If you like the overall shape and feel of a sofa, but you’re not so sure about the fabric, ask about other colors, patterns, and styles. As you go through the swatches, consider how the colors will look in your home and how you like the feel of the fabric. If you can’t decide between two options, you can ask the associates which option would help you best achieve the look you have in mind.