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Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture

1. Being Impulsive

It’s easy to make mistakes when buying furniture. We can avoid many mistakes that cost us money and peace of mind with some planning and better self-control (we know it’s hard). Impulsive buying is something many of us are prone to. No surprise there. Maybe the furniture is similar to what your friend/ relative has. Perhaps the price/ discount is too good to resist.

Ask yourself the following questions when you feel the impulse to buy:

      • Do you really like the piece of furniture or is it the price that’s more attractive?
      • Why do you want to buy something similar to another person?
      • What will you do if the furniture doesn’t suit your home?
      • What will you do when you realize that you don’t like it anymore?
      • Can you afford to make a wrong purchase?

2. Not Paying Attention to Your Lifestyle

The internet and housekeeping magazines sure inspire us when buying furniture. However, not many realize (until it’s too late) that the pictures posted are a result of a meticulous photoshoot. Everything is planned to create the right effect, from lighting to colour contrast to the setting. Does it match your lifestyle in Denver? Consider your lifestyle and region before buying furniture.

Tips to remember when choosing furniture:

      • You’ve got to live with your furniture. Pick what looks good in your home.
      • Consider kids, pets, and seniors when buying furniture.
      • Dainty items can’t survive heavy usage no matter how cute they look.
      • There’s no point in buying high-end furniture every year (unless you have more than enough money for it).
      • Appearance, cost, and durability matter. Find a balance between all three.

3. Going for a Completely Matching Set

A golden rule in buying furniture is to look for variety in color, shapes, and sizes. A completely matching set seems terrific, but not when you have to look at it every day. Colors play a vital role in setting the mood of the room. Have enough variety that you can rearrange the room to change the mood anytime you want.

      • Don’t do the following when buying furniture:
      • Buy all items for the room at once
      • Get everything in matching colors and shades
      • Pick designs based on the latest fads (it’s called fad for a reason)
      • Give more importance to appearance than comfort or vice versa
      • Ignore that your home needs character (something that reflects who you are)

A home that oozes character will be more inviting than a house that’s a copy of the latest fad.

4. Painting the Room First and Buying Furniture Later 

Did you already decide on the wall paint? Stop right there and don’t buy the cans of paint. Painting the walls first will limit your choices for furniture. What if you love an ornate little piece but can’t buy it because the color will clash with your wall paint? Ouch!

      • Colors will look different in different settings, be it a computer screen, white light, or natural light.
      • There are too many shades of the same color, and no, you can substitute one for another.
      • Anything extreme (too bland, bright, or dark) is not suitable for your home.

Once you buy the furniture, you’ll have a better idea about what to do with the bare walls. Do you want to paint it? Will wallpaper look better? Maybe textures can enhance the beauty of your furniture.

5. Not Considering the Maintenance Cost and Requirements

Furniture needs maintenance. Luckily, some require less maintenance and last for a long time. Some need more care but still last long. A few other items need more maintenance and have a shorter life span. Which kind of furniture do you want to buy? Choosing the last option wouldn’t be wise, right?

Tips for maintaining furniture:

      • Follow the seller’s instructions.
      • Hire professional cleaners.
      • Don’t use harsh chemicals.
      • Vacuum regularly.
      • Use only soft cloth or brushes.
      • Don’t leave the furniture in direct sunlight.

Maintenance depends on your lifestyle, your geographical location, and financial restrictions. What worked in New York may not work in Denver. Buying a pale cream chenille or velvet sofa when you have toddlers/ pets is a bad idea. The total maintenance cost should not be more than the furniture price.

6. Relying on the Staff or Others to Make Decision for You

How many times did we buy something because someone suggested it? Getting influenced by another’s choice is something you should vehemently avoid when purchasing furniture. It’s your home, and you (and your family) have to live there.

At the same time, not asking for more information is also wrong. If you are not sure about a piece of furniture, go ahead and ask others. But choose the one you love and fit your budget.

      • Don’t take your entire family of friends’ gang to the furniture store.
      • Don’t ask the staff to take a pick between two or more choices.
      • Don’t argue with others in the furniture store. Leave and go back later to make your decision.
      • Don’t buy something based on someone’s experience.

Top 6 Reasons to Shop Local for Furniture

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Visiting large chain stores that are always bursting at the seams isn’t the right way to buy home furnishings. It’s pretty challenging to get your questions answered and find the distinctive furniture you desire.

These six factors will convince you why you must shop local for furniture instead:

1. Low Shipping Cost & Convenience

Imagine ordering an exquisite dining table from a far-off location. Now imagine the horrors if it comes broken or damaged. You’d have to go through it all over again. Contacting customer service, issuing a complaint, getting a refund and replacement is quite frustrating.

And the chances of that getting resolved seamlessly depend on if the brand has excellent customer service. If your furniture does arrive unharmed, you’d have to pay hefty delivery charges. Some brands also charge a handling fee that’s not included in the total cost of the item.

However, if you choose to shop from a local furniture store instead, you save yourself an ordeal.

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By shopping local for furniture, you:

      • Avoid paying sky-rocketing shipping costs, especially on heavy-duty items
      • Facilitate white-glove delivery for objects that need assembling. Local furniture stores are more likely to entertain this request. A worthwhile option to explore if the furniture is heavy, costly, or irreplaceable

2. Unique Home Furnishings

Before shopping local for furniture, you want to get your priorities straight.

      • Do you wish to buy furniture to support your living situation temporarily?
      • Or do you see it as a long-term investment, something that can even be passed on to future generations?

In the second scenario, choosing a local furniture store is your best bet. In Colorado, stores such as Rare Finds Warehouse feature unique, rustic, vintage home furnishings. You’d be surprised to know what you could find at these local furniture stores.

Rare Finds Warehouse, for instance, also offers customized furnishings.

You’d have to:

      • Name the materials
      • Convey your vision about design and functionality.

The local artisans will handle everything else. Some of their items are over a century old or more. That’s how unique the local furniture store offerings are.

3. Top-Notch Customer Service

 Let’s say you want a custom-designed bar table. You have the design and functionality in mind. But you need help choosing the material, such as cast iron, wood, and steel. You are also unsure about the table base and top or its adjustable height.

In such a scenario, you need professional advice from people who understand design, functionality, and individual style. Local furniture stores employ people who have the knowledge and experience to help you make the right decisions.

After all, buying furniture is no less than an investment. It will define your space and enrich your life for many years to come. Since it’s a local furniture store, you can always visit it in person and talk to the right people.

      • Walk around the store and see if someone turns up to help you explore the inventory.
      • Ask questions that you may have. Since local furniture stores employ people with industry experience, chances are you’ll get satisfactory answers.
      • Don’t hesitate to inquire about the kind of support you’ll receive, from entering the store to making the purchase and getting the product delivered.

4. Saved Expenses in the Long-Term

Buying an architectural salvage or a century-old antique may cost more than a cookie-cutter piece. But a high-quality home furnishing will also last for many years – generations even. If you think long-term, you’re saving money.

What good is buying an uninspired, low-quality product only to get it replaced a couple of years later? Instead of spending twice, spend once and make your home stand out. Rare Finds Warehouse in Colorado, for instance, sells vintage furnishings. Some of these are one-of-a-kinds. Imagine if that furniture ends up in your home.

No one else will own that particular piece – ever!

5. Ease of Buying Accessories

Consider this:

      • Someone who is looking to buy a sofa is perhaps also looking for a sofa table
      • Someone who wants to buy a bed frame might also want a nightstand
      • Some may need additional seating for the dining table
      • Others may need floor lamps, hanging lamps, or chandeliers to accentuate the beauty of their space

You’d need accessories that blend well with the main purchase most of the time. You can find all home furnishings and accessories at a local furniture store in one place. Employees at these stores can assist you with the add-ons.

6. Unmatched Quality

Local furniture stores may not surpass large retail stores in terms of quantity. But they do outshine them when it comes to quality. Nowhere else would you find home furnishings and décor carved by skilled artisans around the globe.

Items like these sell fast at Rare Finds Warehouse. If someone had to describe the quality found in local furniture stores in one word, it would be – treasure.

Key Takeaways

By shopping local for furniture, you:

      • Save steep shipping costs
      • Increase the probability that your order arrives in one piece
      • Enjoy a personalized, speedy resolution of problems and queries
      • Can buy unique home furnishings
      • Save money by investing in high-quality furniture
      • Buy accessories to support the main purchase
      • Get high-quality furnishings and décor

How to Arrange Furniture in Your Living Room

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While arranging furniture in your living room, there are three key things to keep in mind.

      • The first is size. Make sure the furniture is the right size for the space. You don’t want to overcrowd the room or have too much space between pieces.
      • The second is function. Think about how you will use the space and what pieces you need to accommodate your activities.
      • The third is style. Be sure the furniture reflects your personal taste and style.

We give you seven clever ways in this post to arrange furniture in your living room like a pro!

1. Place furniture to form an L shape

The furniture in a living room can be placed in various ways, but one of the most popular ways is to arrange it in an L shape. This configuration allows for people to sit together comfortably and talk.

Also, the L-shape allows for different room areas to be designated for specific purposes, such as relaxing, watching TV, or working.

To place furniture in an L-shape in a living room, you will need to first measure the space to ensure that the furniture will fit. Then you can begin to plan out the layout. In most cases, it is best to place the largest piece of furniture against one wall and then use smaller pieces to fill in the remaining space.

2. Make Use of Corners

There are many different ways to use corner furniture in a living room. One way is to use a corner as a reading nook. You can put a comfortable chair in the corner and add a small table or lamp for reading. You may also choose to use a soft blanket and pillow, whatever makes you comfortable!

Another option is to use a corner as a storage area. You can put a cabinet or shelf to store books, DVDs (I can hear you say: Seriously? DVDs in 2022?) or other items.

Placing furniture in corners also creates interesting focal points for the living room. This can be done by placing a large piece of furniture in the corner or using two smaller pieces to create an interesting configuration.

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3. Go for a Big Coffee Table

There are a few benefits to using a big coffee table in the living room. For one, it provides a large surface area on which to place drinks, food, or other items. This can be helpful when you have guests over and need a place to put everything.

Also, a big coffee table can act as a focal point in the room. It can also be used as a display surface for decorations. Additionally, a coffee table that allows storage space underneath can be useful for storing blankets or pillows. A large surface area can also act as a makeshift desk for working on the computer.

4. Allow Traffic Flow

When arranging furniture in your living room, it is important to think about traffic flow. You want to be sure that people can easily move around the room without running into obstacles. Here are a few tips to help you create a traffic-friendly living room.

      • Start by clearing out all the clutter. The more space you have to work with, the better.
      • Plan out your furniture layout before you start moving things around.
      • Start by measuring the space and making a sketch of the layout.
      • Once you know how you want to use the space, start placing the furniture.
      • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different arrangements.

5. Integrate TV Set into Furniture

Integrating the TV set into furniture can provide a seamless look and make the living room more functional. There are several reasons why this trend is popular in Denver. One reason is that TVs have become thinner and smaller, making them easier to integrate into furniture.

One way to integrate a TV set into the furniture is to purchase a piece specifically designed to hold a TV set.

6. Create Areas for Conversation

Conversation areas can be created in the living room using furniture such as sofas and chairs to section off specific areas. This will create a more intimate setting for conversation.

Additionally, using different colors and textures for the furniture and walls can also help to create separate conversation areas.

One way is to use furniture pieces designed for conversation, such as a sofa and chairs, arranged in a circle or U-shape. You can place a pair of chairs and a small table in an alcove or corner or use a sofa and ottoman to create an intimate seating area.

7. Create a Focal Point

A focal point could be a fireplace, a large window, or a piece of furniture like a sofa or an armchair. There are also some offbeat ways to create a focal point in a living room.

One way is to use an intricate piece of furniture, such as an armoire or a rustic carved wooden chest. You can buy one from an antique furniture store like ours in Denver. Another way is to hang a large painting or tapestry on one of the walls. You can also use a vase or sculpture to create a focal point.

Whatever you choose, make sure it draws the eye and that you have placed it in a strategic location in the room.

Fall Home Decor Tips for November

Halloween has passed—the holidays are officially upon us! Decorating for Thanksgiving can help you reflect and feel gratitude during the holiday season. Here are a few ways you can add to your fall home decor.

Add Holiday Accents

We have some really cool iron wall hangers and accents to get your home in the holiday spirit. Check out some of these wall pieces you can hang above your fireplace or on your walls.
Double Hearts on Cross Denver Furniture Store  Natural Cotton Wreath Denver Furniture Store
Cream Colored Iron Cross Denver Furniture Store

Thanksgiving Mantle

A fireplace mantle is a great area to add fall home decor. Rustic candle holders and lanterns bring warmth and character to a home. Check more fall decor ideas here.

Set the Table

What’s Thanksgiving without a festive meal? Elevate your table with a cool centerpiece that displays fruit or adds character. Or if you like to keep things simple and looking seasonal, fall leaves would also make a colorful addition to the centerpiece.
Wine Barrel Panga Bowl Denver Furniture Store
Arched 5 Candle Holder Denver Furniture Store
Great fall home decor often pairs wonderfully with rustic and vintage pieces. If you’re looking for great accessories to fit with your Thanksgiving and fall home decor, come check out the selections at Rare Finds Warehouse.

Cathedral Doors Chimney Cabinet

Chimney Cabinet with Cathedral Style Glass Doors

This cabinet features 2 glass doors.  A very beautiful cabinet with glass sides.  Display your treasures in this tall and narrow cabinet. Perfect for small spaces.  See more of our cabinets here.

Cabinet Cathedral Doors Upright Cabinet

Cabinet Cathedral Doors Upright Cabinet

Cathedral Style Door Chimney Cabinet

6 Bottle Cedar Wine Holder

Counter Wine Bottle Holder

This 6 bottle holder is made from a cedar trunk.  It makes your wine bottles handy for everyday use or at a party.  It’s also easily mobile. Check out other home accessories.

6 Bottle Cedar Wine Holder Denver Furniture Store

6 Bottle Cedar Wine Holder

Wooden Cannon with Metal Accents

Unique Wooden Cannon with Metal Accents

Wooden Cannon with Metal Accents
Wooden Cannon with Metal Accents

Decorative Cannon

This wooden reproduction cannon is sure to be a conversation starter.  Great in a mancave, garden or entrance.   The wheels give it great mobility.  And the metal accents give it charm. Here is another wooden cannon we have had in our store.

How to get your Entryway to make a Statement

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Great Entryway Decor Pieces to Add to Your Home

Ah yes, the beloved (or dreaded) entryway. It is the first thing people notice upon entering your home. Surprisingly, many homeowners overlook this important space. Your entryway is the welcome platform to your home. How do you want visitors to feel when you open the front door? The entryway is an opportunity for you to make your home feel the way you intended. Do you want your guests to feel comfortable? Welcome? Invited? Perhaps it’s a combination of any of these. If you are having a hard time visualizing the direction of your entryway, read our tips below and find out how you can make a statement in your entryway.

Console Tables

Console tables are a great compliment to any entryway. There are many shapes, sizes, styles and other features that make having a console table possible in any space. One great thing about a console table is you can decorate it in your personal style. Perhaps you have a vintage jug collection or rare photographs from a trip you took 10 years ago. This is a great way to showcase not only yourself but your most treasured items. No matter the size of your space, Rare Finds has a number of console tables and cabinet options to fit your style and space limits.

Ogden Sliding Door Sideboard Denver Furniture Store

Ogden Sliding Door Sideboard


Showcase a Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are great because you don’t necessarily have to display images of your family. You can literally make a gallery wall out of anything. From old clocks to vintage picture frames, hanging shelves or even odd items like deer antlers. Make it even cozier by putting a bench in your entryway, or some tall plants. Rare Finds has some of the best knick-knacks to create a gallery wall in your entryway. Check out some of our best gallery wall finds.

3 Faces Gears Wall Accents Clock Denver Furniture Store

3 Faces Gears Wall Clock


Dramatic Lighting

Nothing makes a statement like a beautiful chandelier in a cozy, warm space. You can do a ton with lighting. With so many options out there, it’s easy to find a piece that packs a punch. You can go for minimal or quaint, understated or bold. With the right style of lighting, you can make your style stand out. Rare Finds as an assortment of chandeliers that bring life and style to any space. Look at some of the things we have in stock at our warehouse.

Crystal XL Wall Sconce Denver Furniture Store

Crystal XL Wall Sconce

We get new containers monthly and oftentimes, weekly! Call or stop into Rare Finds and find your rare and unique piece for your entryway.

Replica Jeep Grill with Headlights Accent Table

Reclaimed Jeep Coffee Table with Lights Denver Furniture Store

Unique Home Accent Table Made from Replica Jeep Grill with Headlamps

This Jeep replica accent table features working Headlights!  It makes a great table or bar for your mancave or covered deck.
Inside the table is a shelf creating two storage levels for your items.

Reclaimed Jeep Coffee Table Furniture Stores Denver

Reclaimed Jeep Coffee Table


Reclaimed Jeep Coffee Table with Lights Denver Furniture Store

Reclaimed Jeep Coffee Table with Lights

Decorating with Accents, without Overdoing it

Adding Accents to Your Home Decorations without Overdoing it

Your Denver CO home is the place to express yourself and your design aesthetic. That said, you want your home to reflect your own personal taste and style. The items you use to decorate your Denver CO home give it a feeling of personality, however, decorating with your favorite items can quickly turn into a cluttered mess. Without proper planning and vision, your décor can end up looking scattered, unkempt and disorganized.
To learn more about decorating your Denver CO home with accents, without over doing it, check out these simple tips.

Using Framed Prints or Posters

When considering artwork in a space, use prints that complement the color scheme of the room. If you have a fairly neutral palette, you can go bold, bringing more color into the room. Already have bold furnishings or bold colors? Lighten up your walls to create the feeling of more space. You can do this using more neutral tones or black and white prints. Rare Finds has a number of different accent prints and posters to decorate your space. Many of them are one of a kind. Check out some of our wall art accessories here.

Framed Artwork of World Map in Glass Case

Wall Art Framed World Map Behind Glass

Decorating with Knick-Knacks

The best advice we have here is, less is more. Better yet, stick with using smaller items that reflect the overall look and feel of the room. For example, if you have a rustic hallway table, pair it with a small stack of vintage books, a similar table lamp, and maybe some candle holders or a decorative statue. It doesn’t take much to liven up a space, but overdoing it on the small accessories will give you a feeling of cluttered and crowded very quickly. If you have been to our warehouse, you know we have many items that will reflect your style and taste if you need to liven it up or redecorate. Check some of our items out here: https://rare-finds.com/product-category/accessories/

Accent Furniture Table
Mixing Patterns and Solids

Accents in a room have a big impact. When you are thinking about the overall feel you want to create, it’s good to have items that stand out and create balance, rather than chaos. Using small items that are the same color or shades of the same color, can help tie the room together visually.

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